Women in Engineering

Despite the rising enrolment levels for women in engineering and other science related fields, the number of women in the engineering field remains significantly low at all levels of the engineering field. Though numerous studies have been undertaken to establish the necessary interventions in encouraging women to pursue engineering, the number of women in the field remains low in terms of enrollment and retention as well as their participation in the field. Interestingly, there is an increasing trend in the demand for women engineers in various industries. Against the background of low participation levels and the rising demand for women engineers, there is need to examine the factors as to why the number of women in the engineering field remains disproportionately low.