ENG162 Engineering Challenge 2 (14)


This subject will develop the student engineers’ professional identities and capabilities, while drawing upon the technical skills developed elsewhere in the curriculum.  Student engineers will work in teams to tackle a session-long engineering challenge with social, environmental, economic and human dimensions.  In addition to producing technically feasible solutions, teams will also be required to communicate their outcomes to both technical and non-technical audiences.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENG162
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

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

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted  to students enrolled in Bachelor of Technology/Master of Engineering(Civil Systems) and Bachelor of Technology.
ENG160 and ENG161

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • produce technically feasible solutions to real world engineering problems
  • plan solutions to engineering problems that incorporate understanding of the interrelationships between social, environmental, economic, human and technical factors in engineering design
  • present technical information in a professional manner, in written and verbal formats, both synchronous and asynchronous; and
  • demonstrate initiative and accountability as members of an engineering team.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • engineering design and problem solving;
  • integration of technical knowledge;
  • design compromises and solution optimisation;
  • technical writing and communication for multiple audiences; and
  • self management and reflection.


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.