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Regional Development Australia

Engineering partnership building on a solid foundation

26 October 2017

A collaboration between Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana and Charles Sturt University (CSU) is set to build on the existing strength of the innovative CSU Engineering Foundation Program.

RDA Orana Executive Officer Megan Dixon said the upcoming Industry Partner dinner will showcase the benefits of tapping into the program. The evening will also provide an introduction to the Civil Engineer Cadet Program.

“The CSU Engineering Course offers students a unique combination of group-based campus learning, paid work placements and online tuition,” she said.

“From an industry perspective, potential business partners will be able to engage a work-ready cadet, with the support and knowledge of a network of academic staff and the ability to broaden and foster growth opportunities through engagement and networking and the ongoing professional development of a Cadet Engineer.”

CSU Foundation Professor of Engineering Euan Lindsay said that the course curriculum has been designed to meet a specific purpose. “We want to ensure that our graduates are more than ready to start their industry careers,” he explained.

“We're not your traditional engineering school and that means we are looking to provide opportunities for ‘not your traditional’ students.”

Professor Lindsay described the program as a way for students to “change the world and really make a difference.”

“Our course has been designed in consultation with industry partners to meet real-world business needs and will see graduates with an in-demand mix of theoretical knowledge and practical experience.”

The CSU Engineering program runs for five and a half years with graduates qualified with a Bachelor of Technology and a Master of Engineering (Civil Systems).

The Industry Partner Dinner will be held at the Dubbo RSL club from 12:30pm on 1 November 2017.

For more information, contact RDA Orana on 02 6885 1488 or Charles Sturt University on 1800 334 733.