Are there gender differences and are these differences consistent for both Nigeria and the UK?

Engineering, Gender differences and drivers of Female engineers’ career choices

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Topic: Engineering, Gender differences and drivers of Female engineers’ career choices-

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•Engineering and Gender in Nigeria and the UK – Introduction (not more than 2 or 3 paragraphs).

o Subhead Description: A critical literature review highlighting gaps, concepts, trends, an overview of current statistics and key issues for both nations, comparing and contrasting critically.

•Gender differences in Engineering at Higher Education levels. – 3 pages

o Subhead Description: Key country statistics for both countries. Are there gender differences and are these differences consistent for both Nigeria and the UK?

Give sufficient statistics and references backing the differences and each argument. Lastly, in one paragraph, compare gender differences in engineering higher education versus early years education, primary and secondary).

•Reasons for Women’s choice of Engineering- 4 pages

o Subhead Description: Critically review the literature on why women choose engineering. Also are there any differences in the reasons for women’s choice of engineering versus other STEM disciplines? (That is, science, technology and mathematics). Critically refer to the gender disparity in these 3 STEM disciplines to back up the argument for the reasons for women’s choice in engineering versus the 3 disciplines.

o Compare the differences between the reasons why women and men choose engineering (Are men and women influenced by different drivers?). Also compare the differences regarding why men and women choose engineering versus why they choose other STEM disciplines? (that is, science, technology and mathematics)

•Engineering Career Choice: Gender versus non-gender drivers. – 1 page

o Subhead Description: Conduct a critical review on the following:

 What are the other non-gender drivers that could influence engineering career choice?

 Do these non-gender drivers have greater influence on engineering career choices than gender drivers?

• Conclusion- 1 paragraph