ENG480 Performance Planning & Review - Senior Cadet (6)

In this subject, students engage in reflective management of their learning and professional performance.  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 a senior cadet engineer.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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


ENG380 or ENG361

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to integrate into practice the scope, norms, professional and legal accountabilities of sustainable engineering in the specific discipline;
  • reflectively apply systematic project management approaches to engineering work;
  • be able to articulate professional development where the need was self-identified and self-managed; and
  • work effectively as a member and leader of a variety of teams.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • reflective practice;
  • project planning and monitoring;
  • working effectively in diverse teams; and
  • workplace communication.

Residential School

This subject contains a 10 day Compulsory Residential School.

2 x 5 days

The residential schools for this subject serve as the synchronising face-to-face events for the student cohort during their first 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; participation in Scenario Week, in which the entire cohort collaborates to solve a real-world challenge for a industry or community partner; 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;  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.  Industry placements 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.