Women in Engineering

Women In EngineeringDiscover Your Future In Engineering

Whether you are looking to change professional tracks or you're just beginning your academic endeavors, Nassau Community College is here to help you start a career in engineering—all while staying close to home. Learn more about our programs below. 


Careers in engineering are:

  • Creative
  • High Paying
  • Team Oriented
  • Problem Solving
  • Meaningful
  • Imaginative

 Are You...

 ""always looking for better, more efficient ways to get things done?

""interested in how technology can help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges?

 ""ready for a stable, well-respected job with good pay?

""seeking a flexible career that offers great work-life balance?

The engineering world is waiting for you - yes, you.

Women make up 47% of the total U.S. workforce, but are much less represented in particular science and engineering occupations. Today, women represent only 13% of those majoring in engineering in the U.S.*

Did you know...

Engineering degrees earn some of the highest entry-level salaries of any bachelor's degree.

7% of mechanical engineers are women, 8% of electrical engineers are women, 12% of civil engineers are women, 16% of chemical engineers are women, 28% of environmental scientists are women, 39% of chemists and material scientists are women. 

Women in Engineering

NCC Programs

Engineering Science (A.S.)



NCC Clubs

Women in EngineeringAcademics aren’t the only way we help Nassau Community College’s students foster their passion for engineering, science and technology. Check out some of our clubs and organizations below.

Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers is a national organization whose mission is to encourage women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders; to expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life; and to demonstrate the value of diversity.

Engineering Society

One of the oldest organizations on campus, their goal is to introduce students to the diversity of branches within the engineering field and to give engineering students ideas about the kinds of four-year institutions that they should choose when transferring.

Concrete Canoe Club

The Concrete Canoe Racing team is comprised of students and faculty who design, build, and race concrete and steel canoes. The project began to demonstrate Archimedes' Principles to civil engineering students, and has expanded to include students from across the disciplines. During the semester, the club constructs the canoe, then travels to participating colleges to compete in the races. 

Did you know...

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 22% increase in new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) jobs for engineers. 

Where Can A Degree In Engineering Take You?

Women in EngineeringWith engineering playing such a critical role in our day-to-day lives, the need for grads with relevant degrees is present in nearly every industry imaginable. The information below may help you choose which path is right for you.

If you: love solving problems, designing and creating, and figuring out how to build and construct things

Engineering might be the field of study for you

Potential jobs include: Software Engineer, Production Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Civil Engineer, Nuclear Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, and Environmental Engineer.

We offer a wide array of academic and merit-based scholarships, 7 of which are specific to the Engineering/Physics/Technology department.

 Discover More About Your Future in Engineering at NCC 

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