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

Joshua Devitt Course Director/Senior Engineer in Residence Phone: 02 6338 6306
Email:  CourseDirectorEngineering@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 the opportunities for cadets to develop and apply their skills in the workplace.

The documents below outline the benefits of hosting a Charles Sturt Cadet Engineer, as well as outlining the expectations in regard to student support, development opportunities and workplace conditions.

Copies of the pre and post placement forms, which Host Organisations are required to complete, can also be found on this page.

Resources

Pre-placement forms

Post-placement forms

Further details on the following Placement Opportunities are available in the respective Host Organisation link. Students who are successful in obtaining one of the below-mentioned placements will be required to complete and submit Placement Application to engineering-wpl@csu.edu.au for final approval prior to commencing any placement activity.

Junior Placements

Host OrganisationLocation Closing Date
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
Hay Shire Council Hay Closed
Snowy Valleys Council Tumut/Tumbarumba Closed
Transport for NSW Ballina, Broken Hill, Central Coast, Grafton
Orange, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong
Closed
Wagga Wagga City Council Wagga Wagga Closed

Intermediate Placements

Host OrganisationLocation Closing Date
Bathurst Regional Council Bathurst Closed
Bellingen Shire Council Bellingen Closed
Forbes Shire Council Forbes Closed
Hay Shire Council Hay Closed
Snowy Valleys Council Tumut/Tumbarumba Closed
Transport for NSW Ballina, Broken Hill, Central Coast, Grafton
Orange, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong
Closed

Senior Placements

Host OrganisationLocation Closing Date
Forbes Shire Council Forbes Closed
Snowy Valleys Council Tumut/Tumbarumba Closed
Transport for NSW Ballina, Broken Hill, Central Coast, Grafton
Orange, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong
Closed

Professional Placements

Host OrganisationLocation Closing Date
Forbes Shire Council Forbes Closed
Snowy Valleys Council Tumut/Tumbarumba Closed
Transport for NSW Ballina, Broken Hill, Central Coast, Grafton
Orange, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong
Closed