ENG261 Engineering Challenge 3 (14)

This subject will further develop the student engineer identity through a team-based session-long practical project.  Student engineers will interact with community clients and will solve real world problems from engineering perspectives. Student engineers are to utilise project planning, designing, implementing, documenting and reviewing skills that they acquire in ENG160, ENG161 and ENG162 to formulate realistic solutions to deliver to clients.  Skills in the following aspects, but not limited to, will be further enhanced: effective teamwork and communication, offering and receiving feedback, project management, leadership; structuring and writing technical reports; technical oral presentation. This subject offers student engineers opportunities to practice and reflect upon their practice as engineers, both individually and in groups.  This subject serves as a bridging pathway for student engineers to embark on their work placements. 

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


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENG261. 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 the Bachelor of Technology (Civil Systems) /Masters of Engineering(Civil Systems); Bachelor of Technology (Civil Systems ) and Diploma of Engineering Studies.


ENG162 and ENG160 and ENG161

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Deliver a workable solution to an engineering problem;
  • Articulate and follow systematic engineering design processes;
  • Identify the hallmarks of high performance teams and the necessity for varieties of roles, and identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in a team environment;
  • Use the appropriate document type chosen from the broad range encountered by engineers in their professional practice, and distinguish between the different audiences for their use. The broad range of document types encountered by engineers in their professional practice, and the distinctions between the different audiences they are targeted towards;
  • Offer constructive feedback to peers, incorporate comments from peers/mentors and justify their acceptance and rejection; and
  • Develop and reflect on their emerging identity as student engineers, and how this will change as they move into placement in industry.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The engineering design process;
  • Models of teamwork and applying effective models to teamwork- ;
  • Technical report structure and writing for interested parties, like stakeholders, mentors and peers;
  • Effective communication via emails, documents and oral presentation for interested parties;
  • Structured reflections, evaluation and providing constructive feedback; ;
  • Project management; and
  • Logbook practice, hard copy or electronically.


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 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.