ENG361 Engineering Challenge 5 (8)

Students entering the Master of Engineering (Civil Systems) program bring a range of experiences and expectations of engineering. In this subject we bring the cohort together, and introduce them to the CSU engineering mindset by working in teams to define, solve and report upon a term-long project.

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

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in Master of Engineering (Civil Systems).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Have met rest of their intake cohort and created a social connection as preparation for working together effectively in the future;
  • Work collaboratively in teams to deliver a workable solution to an engineering problem;
  • Articulate and incorporate considerations of the ethical, social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer in solving an engineering problem;
  • Identify the hallmarks of high performance teams and the variety of roles that team members play within them, as well as their own preferred roles in a team environment;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the broad range of document types encountered by engineers in their professional practice, and the distinctions between the different audiences they are targeted towards; and
  • Apply a systems thinking approach to an engineering problem, and utilise the human-centred design process.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The CSU Engineering identity;
  • The engineering design process;
  • Social, environmental and economic dimensions of professional engineering;
  • Models of teamwork;
  • Technical writing and communication; and
  • Structured reflections.

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.