ENG380 Performance Planning and 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 expectation for this subject is that the student should be performing at the level of an intermediate cadet engineer.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
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 and develop their accountabilities as a practicing engineer, and to appraise how they meet these responsibilities;
  • Apply systematic project management approaches to engineering work;
  • Reflect on work practices and professional conduct as an engineer, and to identify strengths and areas for improvement; and
  • Work effectively in a variety of teams, and engage in leadership responsibilities.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Reflective practice and peer review
  • Project planning and monitoring;
  • Working effectively in avarity of teams; and
  • Ethical, responsible, and effective communication in the workplace.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ENG380 in Session 2 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 %
Audit and learning agreement
Periodic reviews of goals and plans

Residential School

This subject contains a 10 day Compulsory Residential School.

1 x 5 days stand alone.

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.

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