Studies on women in various fields are gaining increasing importance today. We find women holding very high posts and playing very important roles not only as administrators and educators but also as engineers and technologists. So one more carefully researched work on women engineering students should not be an unwelcome addition to the already existing list of works on women. The present work is a sociological study of women students in engineering education. The study is based on the data collected, with the help of a questionnaire, from four engineering colleges viz. The Adichunchangiri Institute of Technology, Chikmagalur, Jawahar Lal Nehru College of Engineering, Hassan and the Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore. It has looked into such important aspects as the socio-economic background of women engineering students, the factors motivating them to choose a technical career and also various other issues related to their student career.