ENG492 Engineering Portfolio - Advanced (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 ENG492 takes place in the context of a paid work placement, it does not meet the CSU definition of WPL. During their work placement students will continue the portfolio from ENG491. Progress in the portfolio will show that they are exhibiting the required graduate attributes at an advanced level. The subject assesses the experience and practice of students and the way in which this experience is presented to both technical and non-technical audiences.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENG492. 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:
  • Critically apply established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving;
  • Creatively and critically apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes;
  • Evaluate their accountability in the ethical delivery of engineering projects;
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains;
  • Use and manage information professionally and ethically;
  • Collaborate, share and co-create information with others to arrive at effective solutions to complex problems; and
  • Describe how their work placement experiences have helped advance their identity as a CSU Engineer.


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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ENG492 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 %
Competence claim with evidence discussion
Peer review
A video reflection

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.