Does the Engineering Culture in UK Higher Education Advance Women's Careers? Powell, Abigail en_US Bagilhole, Barbara en_US Dainty, Andrew en_US Neale, Richard en_US 2021-11-25T13:36:43Z 2021-11-25T13:36:43Z 2004 en_US
dc.description.abstract Current research suggests that increases in the number of women studying engineering and related courses have not been matched by a similar increase in women engineering professionals. This suggests that although women are attracted to engineering, their experiences in higher education (HE) discourage them from pursuing their chosen career path. The paper explores whether the masculine culture of the engineering sector permeates the culture and curriculum in engineering HE, and if it does, what impact this has on women engineering students. This is achieved through semi-structured, qualitative interviews with a range of female engineering students from both the pre and post 1992 university sectors. Findings indicate that while women are not deterred from pursuing their chosen engineering career, the culture and structure of the engineering education system has been designed for a male audience. This suggests that engineering HE does not benefit most female students to the same extent as male students. It is recommended that HE engineering must review its structure, culture, practices and curriculum if it is to retain female engineering graduates and to attract more women into the sector. This paper fulfils an identified gap in research on women in engineering and will be of interest to university engineering departments and faculties and the Engineering Council, as well as to those in the fields of social policy, education and equal opportunities. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0261-0159 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other women en_US
dc.subject.other engineering en_US
dc.subject.other culture en_US
dc.subject.other higher education en_US
dc.subject.other career en_US
dc.title Does the Engineering Culture in UK Higher Education Advance Women's Careers? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.publisherStatement Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited en_US
unsw.identifier.doiPublisher en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 7/8 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Equal Opportunities International en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 21-38 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 23 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Powell, Abigail , Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Bagilhole, Barbara, Loughborough University, UK en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Dainty, Andrew, Loughborough University, UK en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Neale, Richard, University of Glamorgan, UK en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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