ENG161 Engineering Challenge 1 (14)


This subject draws upon the Engineers Without Borders annual challenge to provide teams of student engineers the opportunity to solve real world problems with human dimensions.  Student engineers work in teams to respond to the Engineers Without Borders challenge, and will then have to communicate their achievements to both engineers and non-engineers.  The development of technical, teamwork and communication skills are supported as student engineers begin to develop the CSU Engineering mindset.

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Session 1
InternalBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLFaculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

ENG160 Engineering Challenge 0

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted  to students enrolled in Bachelor of Technology/Master of Engineering(Civil Systems) and Bachelor of Technology.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • articulate and incorporate considerations of the ethical, social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer in solving an engineering problem
  • apply the principles of sustainable design and development in an engineering context
  • implement and evaluate planning processes
  • employ project management skills to solve an engineering problem
  • reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the team approach to problem solving
  • reflect on the challenges of working in multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams
  • communicate achievements to engineering and non-engineering audiences


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • engineering design and problem solving;
  • social and cultural dimensions of professional engineering;
  • principles of sustainable design and development;
  • engineering Professional ethics; and
  • working in teams


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.