University of Bath

Women in Engineering

Our Women in Engineering initiative provides information and highlights opportunities for aspiring female engineers.

Student working in a chemical engineering lab
A student working in a chemical engineering lab

Financial support for studying engineering

There are a range of University funding opportunities and industry scholarships available for female students. You may be eligible for funding for some or all of your undergraduate study.

Support from the University and industrial sponsorship

Student Women's Engineering Society (WESBath)

WESBath aims to support current female students within the Faculty of Engineering & Design and to encourage the next generation of future female engineers. They are affiliated to the Women's Engineering Society, a national organisation.

Female students at the University of Bath discuss a prototype.
WESBath members discuss a prototype.

Find out more about the society and how you can get involved

A female pupil finds out what it's like to be an engineer

A career in engineering

Becoming an engineer may be the start of a varied, creative and challenging career.

Read some experiences from our female graduates


Visit the following websites for further information on studying and working in engineering:

  • WISE - The WISE Campaign encourages women to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths or construction study and careers.

  • EngineerGirl - A website designed to bring attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents.

  • Headstart - Headstart courses offer Year 12 students STEM experience programmes at universities across the UK.

  • Tomorrow's Engineers - Tomorrow’s Engineers provides information and resources about careers in engineering. They also run a schools programme.

  • Career pilot - Your choices at 14, 16 and 18. Explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time - even to university level.

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