Engineering

Learning through experience in the workplace is a core component of the Charles Sturt Engineering curriculum.

Students in the undergraduate program will complete four year-long work placements whilst those in the Masters program will complete two year-long work placements. The range and complexity of tasks increase across each progressive work placement in order for students to develop and practice their engineering technical skills.

It is also expected that students will progressively develop professional knowledge and an understanding of professional practice; employability skills such as communication, team work, and problem solving; and reflective practice skills enabling them to evaluate their own work practices while linking the theory of the classroom to practice in the workplace.

Contacts

NamePositionDetails
Kirrily Welsh Senior Workplace Learning Officer (cadet engineers & placements) Phone: 02 6933 2911
Email:  engineering-wpl@csu.edu.au
Jenny GraingerManager Workplace Learning
(host organisations)
Phone: 02 6933 4280
Email: engineering-wpl@csu.edu.au
Shara Cameron Course Director / Engineer in Residence Phone: 02 6338 6309
Email:  CourseDirectorEngineering@csu.edu.au
Peter ThewCourse Director WPL and Industry / Senior Engineer in ResidencePhone: 02 6338 6313
Email: pthew@csu.edu.au
Jim Morgan Director Charles Sturt Engineering Phone: 02 6338 6301
Email:   DirectorCSUEngineering@csu.edu.au

This website contains information and resources for current and future cadet engineers. The documents in the resources section provide an overview of the placement process, as well as outlining the workplace and academic expectations of each level of placement.

Resources

Pre-placement forms

Post-placement forms

Host Organisations play a critical role in the Charles Sturt Engineering course, providing opportunities for cadets to develop and apply their skills in the workplace.

The information below outlines benefits of hosting a Charles Sturt cadet engineer, and provides details on expectations regarding student support, development opportunities and workplace conditions.

Links to pre and post placement forms, which host organisations are required to complete are also available.

Resources

Pre-placement forms

Post-placement forms

Placement opportunities starting in 2023 are now available. Students successful obtaining a placement are required to submit a Placement Application and Student Placement Agreement for final approval before commencing.

Placement opportunities

Host organisationLevelLocation Closing date
BarnsonJunior
Intermediate
Senior
Professional
Dubboclosed
Bathurst Regional Council Junior
Intermediate
Bathurst closed
Bellingen Shire CouncilJunior
Intermediate
Bellingenclosed
Blayney Shire CouncilJunior Blayney closed
City of Wagga WaggaJuniorWagga Waggaclosed
Cowra Shire Council Junior Cowra closed
Forbes Shire CouncilJunior
Intermediate
Senior
Professional
Forbes open until filled
Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA)IntermediateSydney or remote locationclosed
Orange City CouncilJunior
Intermediate
Senior
Professional
Orangeclosed
Port Macquarie-Hastings CouncilSenior
Professional
Port Macquarieopen until filled
Rigore Engineering ServicesJunior
Intermediate
Senior
Professional
Wagga Waggaopen until filled
Riverina WaterJuniorWagga Wagga29 May 2023
Snowy Valleys CouncilJunior
Intermediate
Senior
Professional
Tumut/Tumbarumba closed
Transport for NSWJunior
Intermediate
Senior
Professional
Ballina, Bathurst/or Orange, Dubbo, Grafton, Narrabri, Newcastle, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong closed
Zauner ConstructionSenior
Professional
Orangeclosed

The following services are available to assist with your workplace learning journey: