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Each year more than 4,000 choose NUI Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at NUI Galway is all about here.
About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Women in Engineering
Welcome to Women in Engineering
“Being a problem solver is the most important personal competency for a successful career in engineering”
“Strong communication, project management, analytical and design skills are as important as maths understanding for the modern engineer”
“Parents and school teachers can do more to break down the societal barriers to girls studying subjects that support careers in engineering”
52.4% of all female Irish Engineers in the age range 26-35 received a pay increase in the past 3 years
Female Irish Engineers are twice as likely to pursue a Masters Degree
The School of Engineering at NUI Galway is proud of its long history of graduating successful female Engineers. In fact, Alice Perry, the first woman to receive a degree in Engineering in either Ireland or the United Kingdom graduated me from this University in 1906, top of her class in Civil Engineering. Our new Engineering Building was officially named the Alice Perry Engineering Building on March 6th 2017, in recognition of Alice as a role model and inspiration for staff, students and visitors.
Today, approximately 16% of our Undergraduate students in Engineering are female, and we are happy to see that this number is increasing year by year. These female students have chosen to study Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Project and Construction Management, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Energy Systems, Information Technology or Mechanical Engineering.
But we are not there yet, 16% is still too low and we are confident that there are many problem-solving, innovating young women who would be perfectly suited to Engineering. Thus the School of Engineering is actively participating in the University’s mission “to foster a vibrant community of students and staff where distinguished learning, impactful research, and creative thinking are shared with the world.” Students, researchers and academics are working collaboratively on a number of outreach programmes and initiatives to provide information to school children about the career of Engineers. Our female graduates are truly inspirational, and this webpage gives information about some of our successful graduates working in exciting roles across the world.
of students entering into Engineering in 2016 were female
of First class Honours Degree in 2016 were by females
of class representatives were females; only 18% are female students