Women in Engineering


Myanmar is different to a number of developed countries in the West in that there is quite a high percentage of female engineers working in Myanmar. In all of the developed countries (e.g. UK, USA, NZ, Australia) engineering is considered to be a man's job.


Read the article about women in engineering jobs in the UK, and decide if the eight statements below are True, False or Not Given.

  1. Women are generally happy working as engineers.

  2. Women represent a majority of workers in the wider engineering sector

  3. Women often do not continue their engineering careers due to pregnancy and raising a family.

  4. Kerrine Bryan is attempting to change gender perceptions about work in children.

  5. As girls get older, they become less likely to follow a career in engineering.

  6. Jodie Howlett, works as an engineer for the European Space Agency.

  7. Male and female engineering graduates receive exactly the same salary when they start work as engineers.

  8. Engineers are amongst the highest paid professions in the UK.

When you are ready, enter your answers in the test sheet below


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