ENG380 Performance Planning & Review - Intermediate Cadet (6)

In this subject students engage in reflective management of their learning and professional performance while on placement in industry.  They plan their workload, negotiating a learning contract between themselves and their industry placement employer.  Students then use evidence-based reflection processes to determine if they have met their goals, adjusting their professional practice where necessary.  This subject also includes a summative evaluation including feedback from industry placement supervisors.  The expectations for this subject are that the student should be performing at the level of an intermediate cadet engineer.


Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENG380. 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



Three sessions


Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Identify their accountabilities as a practicing engineer, and to articulate how they meet these responsibilities;
  • Apply systematic project management approaches to engineering work;
  • Reflect on their work practices as an engineer, and to identify strengths and weaknesses therein; and
  • Work effectively in teams with cross-cultural (broadly defined) team members, both as a team member and leader.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Reflective practice;
  • Project planning and monitoring;
  • Working effectively in diverse teams; and
  • Workplace communication (ethical, responsible, and effective communication).

Residential School

This subject contains a 10 day Compulsory Residential School.

1 x 5 days standalone

1 x 5 days concurrent with ENG 399

 The residential schools for this subject serve as the synchronising face-to-face events for the student cohort during their second work placement.  Core events include: the conduct of the in-person elements of the Performance Planning & Review cycle, both the summative meeting and any intensive formative rehearsal / preparation; any hands-on laboratory experimentation that is required through the rest of the curriculum; development of leadership and mentoring skills through interactions with early-year student engineers; and participation in whole-of-course exhibitions of portfolio / thesis work.

Special Resources

This subject will be completed while the student is on placement in industry, this may require travel and/or relocation depending upon the nature and location of the placement.


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.