ENG291 Engineering Portfolio - Introductory (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. Whilst ENG291 takes place in the context of a paid workplacement, it does not meet the CSU definition of WPL. During their workplacement students will be required to construct a professional online portfolio to provide evidence of their development. Progress in the portfolio will show that they are exhibiting the required graduate attributes at an introductory level. This subject is assessed by a portfolio of work and experiences representing their preparedness for engineering practice.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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


ENG261 and ENG180

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Describe and analyse workplace episodes in Professional Episode Reports;
  • Use critical reflection to justify the compilation of appropriate artefacts to demonstrate developing engineering competence;
  • Apply standard engineering methods to well-defined engineering problems;
  • Apply a range of engineering tools to practical problems;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the stages of the engineering design process;
  • Document professional skills obtained and improved in the workplace;
  • Identify the ethical dimensions of a range of engineering problems; and
  • Communicate how your work placement experiences have helped develop your identity as a CSU Engineer.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Developing and maintaining a portfolio;
  • Professional reflection and reflective writing skills;
  • Communicating competence in engineering and professional skills in Professional Episode Reports and Competency Claim Statements;
  • Communicating technical competence in engineering problems
  • Professional identity.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ENG291 in Session 3 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 %
Initial professional episode reports
Initial competence claim statements
An introductory engineering portfolio
Becoming a better engineer: portfailio & pinnacle

Special 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 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.