Women in Engineering Current Students

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.

UNSW Women in Engineering 
Coffee Check-in Chat​ 

A regular event to grow the Women in Engineering community, Coffee Check-in Chat is run throughout the term on selected Thursdays from 10.30 - 11.30am for female-identifying engineering students to connect, meet other students, and touch base with faculty staff in a friendly and informal environment.

Come for the full hour, or stay for 10-minutes, but be sure to drop by and grab a FREE coffee (or alternate hot drink) on us and meet some new people. 

Open to students of all year stages including postgrad and HDR! 

Register now!

Coffee Check-in Chat Term 2 dates:

  • Wk2 Thursday 10 June 
  • Wk4 Thursday 24 June
  • Wk7 Thursday 15 July
  • Wk9 Thursday 29 July

More info: wie@unsw.edu.au 

UNSW Women in Engineering 
LinkedIn photoshoot and profile tips​ 

Update your LinkedIn profile with a new headshot and get tips from UNSW Careers on how to make your profile stand out!

If you're a penultimate or final year student; looking for industrial training; or just wanting to update your LinkedIn profile with a bright new headshot, Women in Engineering has booked a professional photographer from 11am - 1pm to take your photo!

Following on from the photoshoot, there will be a special seminar at 1pm by UNSW Careers with tips on how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out.

Register now!

When: Week 3, Wednesday 16 June
Cost: FREE
Photoshoot: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Sessions will be in half hour blocks, and your time will be confirmed in advance.
LinkedIn seminar: 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Venue: Colombo Theatre B (Map reference B16)

More info: wie@unsw.edu.au 

UNSW Women in Engineering, WIESoc (Women In Engineering Society)
WIE Connect

In collaboration with the Women in Engineering Society (WIESoc), we have launched a fun new weekly social program for female-identifying international and remote students!

In one-hour weekly sessions, students meet via Discord to form new friendships and create new support networks. Two sessions run each week with a mix of structured activities and the chance for participants to chat to new friends. This program is facilitated by current students in a whole range of engineering streams and year groups. Sessions run: 

  • Tuesday 12:00pm -1:00pm AEST
  • Thursday 5:00pm -6:00pm AEST

Register now!

More info: https://www.wiesoc.com/wie-connect
If you have any questions please email vicepresidentpr@wiesoc.com

Did you know there is FREE maths support courtesy of the School of Mathematics and Statistics - Mathematics Drop-in Centre? 

It's an online drop-in study centre for UNSW students taking any first year maths course such as MATH1131, MATH1141, MATH1231 and additional second year courses MATH2018 or MATH2019. 

"I was doing pretty well in MATH1131, until I didn’t do so well in the final exam. I was a bit too confident after using Maple TA most of the term and hadn’t properly prepared myself for the handwritten exam. I would have loved a study group back then; it would have been a great way to stay motivated, get prepared, and make friends!” 

Ashne Amoils, 3rd Year Mechatronics Engineering/Computer Science 

It’s always more fun to study with friends, and this is the perfect place to connect with other maths and engineering students!

Find out more!

The UNSW Women in Engineering programs and events have been designed to build a strong community of female-identifying engineering students. It is an amazing environment where you will be able to meet potentially life-long friends and make so many invaluable 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 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.

Access this service for help with finance, housing, personal issues such as stress and anxiety. 

Domestic students: https://student.unsw.edu.au/advisors  

International students: https://student.unsw.edu.au/consult

For resources and support to help you develop and refine your academic skills including workshops, courses and individual consultations. 

Academic Skills: https://student.unsw.edu.au/skills

If you require practical educational adjustments to assist you in managing your studies and your disability, medical and/or mental health condition. 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS): https://student.unsw.edu.au/els 

If you need psychological and counselling support to manage your mental health and wellbeing. 

Psychology and Wellness: https://student.unsw.edu.au/counselling 

It can sometimes be a little overwhelming to find the right support when you are going through a challenging time. We have compiled some of the key UNSW Support Services so that you can easily find the appropriate service for when a situation arises. 

We also want you to know that Women in Engineering are here to support your journey and you can always reach out to us if you need some extra guidance by emailing wie@unsw.edu.au

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.