Women in Engineering


Every year, some 18,000 engineering jobs need to be filled, and only 6,000 come from Australian graduates – the rest come from overseas. It’s one of the many reasons UNSW has turned to young women.

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Olivia Gall had always dismissed mining as something “not for her”, until she took part in UNSW's Minerals Summer School.

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A record number of female high school students have applied to join a week-long summer camp at UNSW designed to give them a taste of a future career in engineering.


A trailblazer in biomedical engineering and a role model for aspiring female engineers, Professor Anne Simmons from UNSW is a finalist for the 2012 NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year Award.