ENG160 Engineering Challenge 0 (2)

The CSU Engineering course is structured very differently to other engineering programs. This subject introduces commencing student engineers to the CSU Engineering structure and philosophy. By focussing immediately and fully on a single project that exemplifies the principles of CSU Engineering, the incoming students are familiarised with the culture and expectations of CSU Engineering, while also taking the opportunity to establish their relationships with other student engineers.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENG160. 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



One session


Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in Bachelor of Technology(Civil Systems)/Master of Engineering(Civil Systems) and Bachelor of Technology .

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Have met rest of their intake cohort, and create a social connection as preparation for working together effectively in the future;
  • Discuss and describe the CSU Engineering course, and the way in which the degree differs from traditional engineering degree programs; and
  • Work collaboratively to creatively solve a well-defined engineering challenge.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The CSU Engineering identity;
  • Introduction to teamwork; and
  • Basic engineering problem solving.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ENG160 in Session 1 2020. 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 %
Task checklist
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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.