Women in Engineering

Like its STEM peers, engineering has often been cast as a male-dominated discipline. But the truth is, engineering is for everyone. And our successful engineering graduates are living and working proof of that. Here, we look at how women in engineering are making things happen – and how you can, too.

Tessa Charles

Meet our senior women

A/Professor Victoria Haritos

Associate Dean (Projects)

Professor Victoria Haritos is the  Associate Dean (Projects). She has professional association with American Chemical Society and Australian Institute for energy...

Professor Julia Lamborn

Associate Dean (Education)

Professor Julia Lamborn received her BEng (Civil) GradDipChemEng; and MEng and PhD in Environmental Engineering, all from Swinburne University of Technology. Her PhD thesis was on landfill gas modelling. Julia is a civil, chemical and environmental engineer. She was...

Other links to explore

  • Made By Me: an innovative campaign that challenges stereotypes and show that engineering can be exciting and relevant to young women. Made By Me
  • WoW blog: each week, WoW blog features a prominent woman who made significant contributions to engineering or science. Conference Room 4SM (CR4) is a forum for engineers, scientists and technical researches to discuss engineering news, seek technical help and get answers to burning questions. WoW blog
  • Engineer Girl: turn imagination into reality with a future in engineering! This American site showcases engineering careers for girls Engineer Girl website
  • The Futures Channel: founded in 1999 with the goal of using new media technologies to create a channel between the scientists, engineers, explorers and visionaries who are shaping the future, and today's learners who will one day succeed them. The Futures Channel
  • Ace day jobs: a series of video episodes of Australians with innovative careers. It’s about people who really love their work and how they got into it. Each episode gives you an insight into different engineering jobs, and there are plenty of suggestions on how to get there.  Ace day jobs
  • Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology: http://www.anitaborg.org/
  • Tips for Getting Girls Involved in STEM: http://ithare.com/tips-for-getting-girls-involved-in-stem/