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 2022 are now available. Students successful obtaining a placement are required to submit a Placement Application and Student Placement Agreement for final approval before commencing.

Junior placements

Host organisationLocation Closing date
BarnsonDubboclosed
Bathurst Regional Council Bathurst closed
Blayney Shire Council Blayney closed
Bellingen Shire Council Bellingen closed
Cowra Shire Council Cowra closed
Forbes Shire Council Forbes closed
Orange City CouncilOrangeclosed
Rigore Engineering ServicesWagga Waggaclosed
Riverina Water County CouncilWagga Waggaclosed
Snowy Valleys Council Tumut/Tumbarumba closed
Transport for NSW Ballina, Bathurst/or Orange, Dubbo, Grafton, Narrabri, Newcastle, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong closed
Wagga Wagga City Council Wagga Wagga closed

Intermediate placements

Host organisationLocation Closing date
BarnsonDubboclosed
Bathurst Regional Council Bathurst closed
Bellingen Shire Council Bellingen closed
Forbes Shire Council Forbes closed
Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA)Sydney or remote locationclosed
Orange City CouncilOrangeclosed
Rigore Engineering ServicesWagga Waggaclosed
Snowy Valleys Council Tumut/Tumbarumba closed
Transport for NSWBallina, Bathurst/or Orange, Dubbo, Grafton, Narrabri, Newcastle, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Wollongongclosed

Senior placements

Host organisationLocation Closing date
BarnsonDubboclosed
Forbes Shire Council Forbes closed
Orange City CouncilOrangeclosed
Rigore Engineering ServicesWagga Waggaclosed
Snowy Valleys Council Tumut/Tumbarumba closed
Transport for NSWBallina, Bathurst/or Orange, Dubbo, Grafton, Narrabri, Newcastle, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong closed
Zauner ConstructionOrangeclosed

Professional placements

Host organisationLocation Closing date
BarnsonDubboclosed
Forbes Shire Council Forbes closed
Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA)Sydney or remote locationclosed
Orange City CouncilOrangeclosed
Rigore Engineering ServicesWagga Waggaclosed
Snowy Valleys Council Tumut/Tumbarumba closed
Transport for NSWBallina, Bathurst/or Orange, Dubbo, Grafton, Narrabri, Newcastle, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong closed
Zauner ConstructionOrangeclosed

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