ENG292 Engineering Portfolio - Developing (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 ENG292 takes place in the context of a paid workplacement, it does not meet the CSU definition of WPL. During their workplacement students need to prepare a refective, informative portfolio detailing their work experience and skills mastered. Progress in the portfolio will show that they are exhibiting the required graduate attributes at a developing level. This subject assesses the experience and practice of students and the way in which this is presented to both technical and non-technical audiences.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENG292. 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



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Display a conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the technology domain;
  • Demonstrate engineering design practices as applied in industry;
  • Apply established engineering methods to broadly-defined problem solving within the technology domain;
  • Fluently apply a range of engineering tools to practical problems;
  • Demonstrate effective communication through a range of different communication channels, such as technical report writing, oral presentations, engineering drawings, user manuals;
  • Recognise information needs and locate, evaluate and use information effectively in a range of contexts, acknowledging the impact of that context upon the interpretation of that information; and
  • Describe how their work placement experiences have helped develop their identity as a CSU Engineer;


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Developing and maintaining a portfolio;
  • Reflective practice;
  • Technical communication, written and verbal for a range of audiences; and
  • Application and integration of technical knowledge to engineering problems.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ENG292 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 %
Peer review of competency
Early competence claim
Becoming a better engineer: portfailio & pinnacle
Developing portfolio

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.