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.


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.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ENG161 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Portfolio- progress review
Project progress report
Portfolio - final
Final exhibition
Project report- final

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.