Gender-related challenges in learning technical courses are universal phenomenon. These challenges could restrain female students from achieving their fullest potential. The main focus of this study, therefore, is to examine self-recognized challenges faced by undergraduate female students in pursuing engineering at Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU). Quantitative and qualitative methods have been applied in this study. The researchers designed, administered and analyzed a 12-question questioner addressed to female undergraduate students of LSPU. Based on the findings and their analysis, it is apparent, that the female students, indeed, faced numerous gender-related challenges and even irritation from teachers and classmates in studying at LSPU. The study has made recommendations: in order to increase retention and improve learning environment in the field of engineering education, female student Support and Mentoring activities should be designed and incorporated at engineering school.
Rina J. Arcigal (2023), Female Students Representation and Challenges Encountered in Engineering Education. Multidisciplinary International Journal of Research and Development (MIJRD), Volume: 03 Issue: 02, Pages: 114-139. https://www.mijrd.com/papers/v3/i2/MIJRDV3I20009.pdf