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ENG480 Performance Planning & 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 expectations for this subject are that the student should be performing at the level of a senior cadet engineer.

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Subject information

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

Enrolment restrictions

ENG380 or ENG361

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to integrate into practice the scope, norms, professional and legal accountabilities of sustainable engineering in the specific discipline;
  • reflectively apply systematic project management approaches to engineering work;
  • be able to articulate professional development where the need was self-identified and self-managed; and
  • work effectively as a member and leader of a variety of teams.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • reflective practice;
  • project planning and monitoring;
  • working effectively in diverse teams; and
  • workplace communication.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 10 day 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 first 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; participation in “Scenario Week”, in which the entire cohort collaborates to solve a real-world challenge for a industry or community partner; 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

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: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.