ENG480 Performance Planning and 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 expectation for this subject is that the student should be performing at the level of a senior cadet engineer.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENG480. 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

HD/FL

Duration

Three sessions

School

Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Prerequisites

ENG380 and ENG399 or ENG361

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Set individual goals, produce action plans and revise them to manage workload in both industry and university;
  • Identify and articulate the key features that demonstrate the effective planning and management of engineering projects;
  • Identify and articulate the norms of practice within the work place;
  • Demonstrate initiative through their work practices;
  • Develop and explore their identity as a professional engineer;
  • Apply communication skills effectively in groups and organisations; and
  • Demonstrate leadership of teams with varying levels of expertise.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Reflective practice;
  • Project planning and monitoring;
  • Leadership of 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 third 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;  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.
 

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.

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