ENG162 Engineering Challenge 2 (14)

This subject will continue to develop the student engineers' professional identities and capabilities from ENG161, while drawing upon the technical skills developed via the topic tree. Student engineers will work in teams to tackle a session-long engineering challenge in the civil context with social, environmental, economic and human dimensions. In particular, this challenge will focus student engineers' efforts on the norms of engineering practice, the management of engineering projects, the feasibility of their solutions, the engagement with people outside of their design team, and the communication of their ideas and designs to both technical and non-technical audiences.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENG162. 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/Master of Engineering(Civil Systems) and Bachelor of Technology.


ENG160 and ENG161

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Produce technically feasible solutions to real world engineering problems through the application of mathematics and numerical analysis;
  • Plan solutions to engineering problems that incorporate understanding of the interrelationships between social, environmental, economic, human and technical factors and apply appropriate methodologies throughout the design process to produce a creative and sustainable engineering design;
  • Present technical information in a professional manner, in written, verbal, numerical and graphical formats, both synchronous and asynchronous;
  • Demonstrate initiative, accountability and effective communication as members of an engineering team;
  • Objectively reflect upon one's work, the work of others and the management of the project;
  • Conduct background research on applicable engineering content and synthesise the knowledge to apply to the design project; and
  • Demonstrate understanding of the scope and professional accountabilities of civil engineering practice on the design project and integrate the norms of practice into the conduct and management of the project.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The scope of civil engineering practice;
  • Engineering design and problem solving;
  • Integration of technical knowledge;
  • Setting design criteria and project evaluation;
  • Project quality assurance and design review processes
  • Technical writing and communication for multiple audiences;
  • Communication through engineering plans; and
  • Project management and design stages

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ENG162 in Session 2 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 %
Project preparation (team)
Project plan report (team)
Concept design delivery (team and individual)
Design file (individual)
Final design solution & design files (t&i)
Review report & collaboration evaluation (t&i)

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.