How many girls are there in aerospace engineering (at QM or in general)

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Looking to apply to aerospace engineering at Queen Mary but I was wondering what the female to make ratio is as I’m scared of being surrounded by a whole male class, especially with stigma of most men in engineering being stuck up and sexist.

I know there’s good guys but they’re far and in between. I just don’t want to be isolated bc I already left another for this bc this is the course I wanted but I don’t want my social life to suffer
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Begone misandrist.
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I have met two aerospace engineering students in my time at Sheffield, one was male and one was female. Very small sample, highly unrepresentative, but so there.
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Um Idk majority of guys I’ve met interested in this subject were sexist so don’t mind me being cautious fcking hell
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I have met two aerospace engineering students in my time at Sheffield, one was male and one was female. Very small sample, highly unrepresentative, but so there.
Yh it seems aerospace engineering probably has an even worse ratio :////
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If aerospace engineering is the course you want to do, don’t be put off applying because you’re female. Even if there are no other females on the course, you will still have opportunities to meet people across different courses through social events, accommodation (if you live out), societies etc.
Try speaking to a QM ambassador if you can - there’s a page on the QM website for prospective students to chat with existing students I believe.
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I can understand not wanting to be isolated, but the stereotypes you mentioned about male engineers are rubbish.
I did a first year in biomedical engineering at Imperial (half of the class was female), and did not come across anyone talking trash about women (I’m a man)
It was also quite obvious some women were very good at what we did.
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12% of aerospace undergraduates are female https://www.engineeringuk.com/media/...ngineering.pdf

You may just have been unlucky. I read mechanical engineering and have spent much of my career very heavily outnumbered (e.g. 2 years when I was the only woman of 170 people). I've never had a significant problem with male attitudes -and not at all with graduates. You don't have to have loads in common with everyone but there will be people you to get on with - if you make the effort to do so and approach hem with an open mind.

Edit: I am female
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https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/queen-...1-39aed11e746b

This suggests it's about an 80:20 split, which doesn't seem too bad for engineering to be honest
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You can always just try and make friends with some of the other engineers too! After all, you'll be spending your time on the same course with them so you might as well be on good terms instead of avoiding them based on gender stereotypes. 🤗
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I don't mean this to sound catty, but I'm just trying to understand where you're coming from. If you're convinced that the majority of the engineering industry is "stuck up and sexist" what makes you want to be an engineer? If you're passionate about the subject then you should have lots of common ground with many of the people on your course. If you're not very interested and you think everyone is going to be horrible to you I'm not sure why you want to do it?
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I have met two aerospace engineering students in my time at Sheffield, one was male and one was female. Very small sample, highly unrepresentative, but so there.
lol thats a very small sample indeed
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Looking to apply to aerospace engineering at Queen Mary but I was wondering what the female to make ratio is as I’m scared of being surrounded by a whole male class, especially with stigma of most men in engineering being stuck up and sexist.

I know there’s good guys but they’re far and in between. I just don’t want to be isolated bc I already left another for this bc this is the course I wanted but I don’t want my social life to suffer
if you love ur course, then you will get on fine with guys too as you have something in common
dont be put off studying what u love because of the stats

im considering engineering in the future and let me tell you only 3/150 in my school are doing the same subject combo as me, but im still studying what I love and im not put off by the stats, so you shouldn't either! xx
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