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Frequently asked questions

Q: There seem to be lots of different types of engineering. How can I find out more?

A: Go to the Becoming Chartered section for links to Professional Bodies and careers websites. You can also go to the What Women and Girls Say section to find out about the different routes into and types of jobs in engineering.

Q: Do you have to go to University to become an engineer?

A: Not always. In the Personal Perspectives section, you can find out about Apprenticeship routes.

Q: What is it like studying Engineering at University?

A: Read what Karen Vernon-Parry, Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University to see what she says about the student experience in the What Educators Say section.

Q: What do female students feel about being one of very few girls in a class?

A: Go to the Students tab in What Women and Girls Say and hear directly from students about their experiences.

Q: What do the students think about their life at University?

A: In the Students section, you can hear and read all about life at University.

Q: What kind of job might I be able to get if I study Engineering?

A: Go to the Early Career and Mid Career tabs in the What Women and Girls Say section to read all sorts of different stories about Civil, Structural, Aeronautical, Biomechanical, Medical, Telecommunications and Railway engineering and moreā€¦