Academic performance and gender in the first year of Systems Engineering

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Abstract

The low presence of women in engineering careers is a problem in Peru, a country characterized by marked social and economic differences and an educational system with low levels of performance, high desertion and low terminal efficiency. In the specialty of Systems Engineering of a public university, the low female presence in two dimensions is analyzed: income and academic performance. In both cases, performance rates are worked.The results reveal that college admission patterns are similar for both sexes. Academic performance indicators show differences and indicate that women tend to be more efficient. In the areas of Programming and Mathematics, most students face difficulties, however, in both cases women perform better. In general training subjects, women are geared towards further developing soft skills.Some conclusions are set out as a starting point for educational actions to improve women's income and performance rates and to improve female retention and graduation rates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 39th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC 2020
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781728183282
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Nov 2020
Event39th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC 2020 - Coquimbo, Chile
Duration: 16 Nov 202020 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC
Volume2020-November
ISSN (Print)1522-4902

Conference

Conference39th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC 2020
Country/TerritoryChile
CityCoquimbo
Period16/11/2020/11/20

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Gender studies
  • academic performance
  • academic performance indicators
  • women in engineering

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