UNSW recognises the importance of diversity and inclusivity, and is proud to have one of the largest Women in Engineering communities in Australia. The Women in Engineering program provides a valuable support network to inspire, engage and empower the next generation of women, non-binary and gender diverse engineers. With bespoke mentoring, development and industry opportunities, we aim to ensure you emerge from UNSW as a highly sought-after graduate in the field of your choice. UNSW’s Women in Engineering LinkedIn Group connects current students, recent graduates and alumni.
The UNSW Women in Engineering programs and events have been designed to build a strong community of women, non-binary and gender diverse engineering students. It is an amazing environment where you will meet life-long friends and make so many valuable connections!
The Women in Engineering Student Society (WIESoc) runs a highly sought-after Industry Mentoring Program, providing students with the opportunity to connect directly with industry representatives through one-on-one mentorship. The program officially runs from April to October where industry mentors interact with mentees to provide students with deeper insights into their respective companies and professional environments.
The Industry Mentoring Program is Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) approved. In order to receive the AHEGS accreditation, mentees must attend at least five monthly meetings with their mentor (5 hours), attend all relevant workshops, ceremonies and checkpoint events (12 hours) and complete reflections after each event (3 hours).
For further information on our WIESoc Industry Mentoring Program, please contact our team.
There are several student groups at UNSW affiliated with the Women in Engineering and Women in STEM communities. Student societies are a great way to get involved in student life at UNSW and meet new friends who share similar interests.
It can sometimes be a little overwhelming to find the right support when you are going through a challenging time. We have compiled a list of some of the key UNSW Support Services so that you can easily find the appropriate service when you need to.