• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article


  • Dates: 26 May 2019

This article aims to understand the factors creating gendered aspects in professional culture of

engineering and its transformation in contemporary Turkey by using a theoretical tool called “Gendered

Engineering Culture”. The results of this study showed that engineering profession has a prestigious

image in Turkey’s society which is based on gendered codes and ideals. Mentioned codes mainly adress

male engineer as the ideal type whose characteristics have certain limits peculiar to Turkey. The results

of this study also address engineer’s fading image due to its changing role in the global economy. In

addition, a slight change is also noted in gendered image of engineering on the social level, due to the

increasing number of women participating in the profession.

Gendered Engineering Culture; Construction; Transformation; Engineering