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Thrive in the largest female engineering community in Australia

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 female-identifying 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.

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 that are focused on female engineering students or women interested in science, technology, engineering and maths. Student societies are a great way to get involved in student life at UNSW and meet new friends who share similar interests.

UNSW’s Women in Engineering LinkedIn Group connects current female students, recent graduates and alumni. This group is used to promote jobs and internships, mentoring opportunities and industry events that may be of interest to the community.