ENG292 Engineering Portfolio - Developing (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.  Students need to prepare a refective, informative portfolio detailing their work experience and skills mastered.  Progress in the portfolio will show that they are exhibiting the required graduate attributes at a developing level.  This subject assesses the experience and practice of students and the way in which this is presented to both technical and non-technical audiences.

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Session 1
OnlineBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLFaculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Enrolment restrictions


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • display a conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the technology domain;
  • demonstrate engineering design practices as applied in industry;
  • apply established engineering methods to broadly-defined problem solving within the technology domain;
  • fluently apply a range of engineering tools to practical problems;
  • demonstrate effective communication through a range of different communication channels, such as technical report writing, oral presentations, engineering drawings, user manuals;
  • recognise information needs and locate, evaluate and use information effectively in a range of contexts, acknowledging the impact of that context upon the interpretation of that information; and
  • describe how their work placement experiences have helped develop their identity as a CSU Engineer;


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Developing and maintaining a portfolio;
  • Reflective practice;
  • Technical communication, written and verbal for a range of audiences; and
  • Application and integration of technical knowledge to engineering problems.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 365 days duration. 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.  During this year long placements students will complete two portfolio subjects - this subject, and its pre-requisite ENG291 Engineering Portfolio - Introductory. It is anticipated that students will spend an average of an hour and a half per day on portfolio activities while on placement.  

Specialised 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 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 14 December 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.