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.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENG161. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Faculty 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.

Assumed Knowledge

ENG160 Engineering Challenge 0

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 in a development 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;
  • Communicate achievements to engineering and non-engineering audiences; and
  • Apply a sytems thinking approach to an engineering problem, and utilise the human-centred design process.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Engineering design and problem solving;
  • Social, environmental, and cultural dimensions of professional engineering;
  • Principles of sustainable design and development;
  • Engineering Professional ethics; and
  • Working in teams.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.