Attracting female engineering students: Insights from Malaysia and Kazakhstan

Yau Hee Kho

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Abstract

The demand for skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is consistently high worldwide. However, the number of female students studying these subjects at higher education level has been consistently under represented, especially in engineering. In this paper, we share some insights into the reasons why some female engineering students in Malaysia and Kazakhstan have chosen to study engineering, and what they think is preventing more of their female contemporaries from studying engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016: "Smart Education in Smart Cities"
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages724-728
Number of pages5
Volume10-13-April-2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781467386333
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 19 2016
Event2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Apr 10 2016Apr 13 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period4/10/164/13/16

Keywords

  • engineering
  • female students
  • higher education enrolment
  • STEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Education

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    Kho, Y. H. (2016). Attracting female engineering students: Insights from Malaysia and Kazakhstan. In Proceedings of 2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016: "Smart Education in Smart Cities" (Vol. 10-13-April-2016, pp. 724-728). [7474631] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2016.7474631