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Who Said Engineering Is Not A Ladies Line?

hey y'all,

am an engineering student to be precise, am studying electronics engineering,,,

and i have been hearing a lot about engineering not been a ladies line, men only, which i don't buy.

so far i have been enjoying the course, though its not easy, "notin good comes easy", and if it were to be an easy pissy thing, u wuld find every cat and dog on the street going for it,

want to know what u think,

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As far as I am concern, Engineering is not for lazy people. the reason why most people feels it is not for ladies is because some of them dont know the extent of the hardwork involve before they put their heads. they end up aas drop out or having a third class. only very few ladies come out in flying colours. I did pity those ladies in my class while in school, only one of them managed to graduate with us at the right time. another thing is that practising Engineering profession is another thing entirely. most ladies are left to do the office or paper work related to the project to be executed rather than sending them to the site. infact, Enginerring is for Ladies and at the same time it is not for ladies in Nigeria

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As they say, wotever a man can do a woman can do better.I read electrical/electronics engineering n am proceedin 2 do my masters in telecoms. When i was serving another lady joined me.we used to work with power lines n were a source of commosion on d streets.

tis just dat nigerians rnt used to that kind of thin as most men, even as some of the most educated believe dat a womans place is in the kitchen n if she has to work at all, it should not be a stressful job @ tall.

Well, the world is changing n i bellieve people r becomin mo' enlightened

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@ Badman888

Nobody said Engineering is not for ladies but people thinks anything called Engineering is for male alone which we ladies want to prove that is not for guys alone but for ladies as well and thanks to the baby bee  that start this forum.

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engineering not for women that crazy my sis is an engineer and many of her friends are, the world we live in today has changed.

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@pfo, it sure is gonna b worth ur while. enjoy!

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@ pfowighz U r welcome, *for reading*

n how in da world do u pronounce ur username? Neways welcum to nairaland!!!

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*where has this thread been?*

female engineer here! Am actually studying Elect/Elect n i am loving everybit of it. It is quite challenging n u get a lot of comments like 'u r a strong woman o', 'u r hot', cos u dont find many females there. In my class, we r just 6 females, n thats even much cos in civil they've only got 2 females n in mech, NONE, at my level. If i were to count the females in the 7 eng. depts of my fac., from 100-500 level, we r nt up to 60!

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For a lady to be an engineer is a pride for the family and even for the society.I also am an engineer, I study electrical electonics in

school. I just want to say we lady we should keep it up.

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dats a nice one kimba and if you find out about the websites of ladies inEngineering in Nigeria.kindly post it.

We ladies dat are doing engineering should try and encourage others.Some ladies think is not good for them but some gurls

do have potentials to study Engineering but they never think is for ladies.i am trying to go 2 colleges and inform ladies about Engineering, the job prospect of it and since am part of a society here in Uk thats wat am trying to do and and to the ladies in the Engineering Department .keep it up Gurls.

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for the ladies,

i think/heard there is some group about lady engineers in Nigeria, i don't know if theyve got a website or something, if i find out info, ill post. Ghana has a large and active group and they hold yearly conferences etc, and many Nigerians are part too, its West Africa wide,

@josboy4Lif

@ladies

The truth first and formost: -the reason why females don't go into engineering/perhaps they are not many in Africa and Nigeria most especially is because generally, females are seen as the weaker sex, but worse, they see themselves as weak which now makes things worse. I think you ladies should try change that image.

Second: such a bad-perspective as i described above will change when Africa, or lets start with Nigeria attracts foriegn investors to come into the country and assemble real-time electronic components. I'm not talking about the ones they do at Ikeja, or all these computer companies that assemble PCs. But honestly, Why shoudnt a lady be employed to be repairing computers?

[b]an example:[/b]I'm from China. In Asia, go to tech-companies like Motorola, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu etc, where electronic components are assembled, designed and manufactured, you'll be surprised, its all women on the assembly line, as test engineers, supervisors, component/device engineers etc, so there a whole lot of women are encouraged to go into engineering because the opportunities are available. Unlike in Nigeria where you might find a handful females in engineering, a whole lot of my classmates in school were girls. Now, still maintaining contacts with them, let me say if im keeping contacts with 100 of them 90 are still in the industry, married with kids and in active-engineering positions. I'm not talking of sitting in the office receiving calls, im talking of field engineering. Besides, in Nija here, all we do like scratching the surface of eggs, we dont really dig-deep-into the nitty-gritty core-engineering, so even the male engineers fare no better.

anyway, keep it up girls.

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my brother wants to study chemical engineering, how is de course like IAH?

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this one the things i am most proud of my first degree was in elec/elec eng. and my masters now in petroleum eng. it's a struggle but i love what i am doing

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I started with Mechanical Engineering in Nigeria, then came over to UK for a first degree in Computer Aided Engineering , currently a Network Infrastructure Engr.

I have not had any problems, except if I have to lift servers, rack stuffs etc, then I have to call the guys and I hate doing that.

Also whenever I am pregnant I am confined to desk duties.

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You got that right Idekeson -- as well as a woman with bulging well-muscled arms.

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A woman in a greasy pair of overalls is a sure turn-on.

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SOMEBODY, THATS REALLY GREAT. KEEP IT UP

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I'd like to believe that the reason women weren't more involved in engineering and science disciplines was purely down to sociological reasons, but I don't think biological factors can be completely ruled out. I mean, how is it that in most human societies, men and women tend to gravitate to the same sorts of role - men doing the more physical and mechanical stuff and women doing the more social and human stuff?

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I am an electronic engineering graduate. Was the only girl in my class. Only two people made a 2.1(no firsts) and i was one of them. What can I say, girls rule!!!

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am studying petroleum engineering, i like it but its not easy

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@otokx i feel you, which is why male engineers must not be allowed to die out lol

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i agree with baby bee.We also need to inform ladies to study engineering.Some think is only for men but some ladies are very good in Engineering aspect.i am doing Chemical Engineering and am enjoying it as well.

Is there any ladies in the house studying Engineering?

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not me; i have come across some female engineers in my line of business and i must say i pity them. Why? because it aint easy; the other day one came to work on our site and i had to climb the telecoms mast so save her Bottom; she was content to read the signal level of the equipment. The other guys were just cursing - "i asked for an engineer and they sent me a chick, do they think I am still single and searching?"

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im going to be a chemical engineer

ladies stand up and represent!!!!!!!!!!

babes, i feel you, the thing dey hard, but we will prevail, as for those people, ignore them and strike them off your list of eligible bachelors

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That's one thing I love seeing -- ladies making it in "men-only" circles. I always wonder why women don't get more active in the IT industry. Probably because they're scared of writing code. Keep it up lady.

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