ENG491 Engineering Portfolio - Consolidating (14)

In this subject, students draw upon their experience in industry to demonstrate that they are progressively obtaining the skills and attributes expected of a CSU engineering graduate. Progress in the portfolio will show that they are exhibiting the required graduate attributes at a consolidating level. The subject assesses the experience and practice of students and the way in which this is presented to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Subject Outlines
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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



One session


Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences


ENG399 and ENG380 or ENG361

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to appropriately apply a conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline;
  • demonstrate knowledge of engineering synthesis and design processes and practices and contextual factors impacting on the engineering discipline;
  • demonstrate a fluent and critically aware application of engineering techniques, tools and resources;
  • accept accountability for the ethical delivery of engineering projects;
  • demonstrate effective communication of technical information to non-engineering audiences, through both written and verbal communication media; and
  • collaborate, share and co-create information with others to arrive at effective solutions to complex problems.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • developing and maintaining a portfolio;
  • reflective practice;
  • technical communication, written and verbal; and
  • application and integration of technical knowledge to engineering problems.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 365 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

The portfolio will be compiled during students work placement, where they are working in industry as Cadet Engineers. The work placement occurs over a period of approximately a year, and includes paid work, workplace learning, as well as study time for other subjects.  It is anticipated that students will spend an average of an hour and a half per day on portfolio activities while on placement.

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.