ENG380 Performance Planning & 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 expectations for this subject are that the student should be performing at the level of an intermediate cadet engineer.  

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineBathurst Campus
Session 3
OnlineBathurst 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

Duration Grading System School:
Three sessionsHD/FLFaculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Enrolment restrictions


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Identify their accountabilities as a practicing engineer, and to articulate how they meet these responsibilities;
  • Apply systematic project management approaches to engineering work;
  • Reflect on their work practices as an engineer, and to identify strengths and weaknesses therein; and
  • Work effectively in teams with cross-cultural (broadly defined) team members, both as a team member and leader.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Reflective practice;
  • Project planning and monitoring;
  • Working effectively in diverse teams; and
  • Workplace communication (ethical, responsible, and effective communication).

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 10 day residential school. 1 x 5 days standalone 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.

Specialised 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 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.