Women are a growing force in engineering and computer science. According to the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), women earned 23.10% of bachelor’s degrees, 28.10% of master’s degrees and 24% of doctoral degrees in engineering in the U.S. as of 2020. This is a continuation of the decade long upward trend in the proportion of women earning engineering degrees at all levels of higher education. “Focusing on the bachelor’s degree level, the number of degrees awarded to women in engineering and computer science has more than doubled between 2008 and 2018 (Source: NSF National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics – Bachelor’s degrees awarded by sex & field)”

FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing is committed to providing our students the best of the best in WorldsAhead education. We are here to serve our students and enable their careers, entrepreneurship and passion in life. We are also dedicated to providing opportunities and services to our female faculty and students to align their interests and goals with careers in engineering and computer science.

“One thing I wished more women would have shared with me when I was a student was that I DID belong here, in engineering. So here is me saying to you that You DO belong here. You already are an engineer, a computer scientist, a leader.”

​Dr. Alexandra Strong
Assistant Professor,


Degrees earned by women in engineering and computer science at the
College of Engineering & Computing as of academic year 2022


of Bachelor Degrees


of Master Degrees


of Doctoral Degrees

We have several units, including the CD-SSEC and the School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering Education (SUCCEED), each dedicated to broaden the participation of women and minorities in STEM degrees, empower middle and high school girls to follow STEM careers, and foster industry connections for all women and underrepresented groups in engineering and computer science. 

Outside of the classroom, student organizations bring inspiring women speakers and host informative workshops, and lots of opportunities for outreach, travel, networking and social engagement. 

Read about our programs and activities geared towards enriching the academic careers of our female engineering and computer science students and faculty at FIU.

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photo of professor Ranu Jung and prosthetic device with text that says 44 patents
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FIU is among the top 50 universities in the nation in the number of
engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to women

*Source: ASEE 2018 Engineering Statistics

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Student Spotlight: Meet Matty Sey

Student Spotlight: Meet Matty Sey

The College of Engineering & Computing (CEC) is proud of its students’ commitment to research, study, and accomplishments in the classroom and beyond. Meet McNair Scholar and B.S. Mechanical Engineering student, Matty Sey. Name: Matty Sey Hometown: Miami, FL...

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