ENG490 Engineering Portfolio - Senior Cadet (28)

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. During their work placement, students are expected to advance their portfolio developed at an early stage of their profession, and show that they are exhibiting the required graduate attributes at a senior level; the level at which they are more certain and confident about their job responsibilities. The subject assesses the experiences and practices of students and the way in which this is presented to both technical and non-technical audiences.

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 Bachelor of Technology(Civil Systems)/Master of Engineering (Civil Systems) and Master of Engineering (Civil Systems)


( ENG373 and ENG380 and ENG399 ) or ( ENG361 and ENG374 )

Incompatible Subjects

ENG491, ENG492

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Appropriately apply mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, computer, and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline;
  • Critically apply established engineering methods in complex engineering problem solving;
  • Critically analyse the application of a range of engineering techniques, tools and resources in solving practical problems;
  • Creatively and critically apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes and practices and appraise contextual factors impacting on the engineering discipline;
  • Demonstrate and evaluate their accountability in the ethical delivery of engineering projects;
  • Demonstrate effective communication in professional and lay domains through a range of different communication channels, such as technical report writings, oral presentations, engineering drawings, user manuals;
  • Use and manage information professionally and ethically;
  • Collaborate, share and co-create information with others to arrive at effective solutions to complex problems; and
  • Evaluate how working as a reflective practitioner has improved their professional identity;


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Developing and maintaining a portfolio for lifelong learning
  • Critical reflective practice
  • Technical communication, written and verbal for a range of audiences
  • Application and integration of technical knowledge to engineering problems
  • Professional identity

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.