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Advancing Women In STEM Courses Strategy


The Advancing Women in STEM Courses Strategy is focused on gender equity issues across all Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines at Charles Darwin University. The Strategy has been developed by the College of Engineering, IT and Environment (CEITE) with a mission to demonstrate a strong commitment and support for gender equality in STEM courses through a strategic approach for enhancing participation and retention.

Women in STEM

Locally, regionally, and nationally there has been a great deal of work in different aspects of gender equity in STEM, but there is still a long way to go. It is well documented that nationally there is an underrepresentation of girls and women in STEM education and careers, and there is an Australian Government strategy for Advancing Women in STEM . The Strategy takes into consideration existing activities, services and frameworks from within CDU and also from external industry and government sectors.

Women in STEM Courses Strategy (PDF, 174.64 KB)


  1. Encourage student participation and inclusiveness across all STEM Courses, particularly engineering and IT
  2. Provide professional development and support for female students in STEM courses
  3. Make CDU services and resources for female students in STEM courses visible
  4. Support flexible learning approaches to enable students to meet study, work and personal commitments

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STEM Careers Guide

Women in STEM Decadel Plan

CDU services