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ABET Outcome Survey

ABET Outcomes


AE 481W/482

Outcome not able to be assessed

 (= Score of 0)

Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable

(= Score of 1)

Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated

  (= Score of 2)

More than minimum level of ability demonstrated

(= Score of 3)

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering





b. An ability to analyze and interpret data





c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs





e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems





f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility





g. An ability to communicate effectively





h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context





i. An ability to engage in life-long learning





j. A knowledge of contemporary issues





k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice





o. Engineering design capabilities in at least= two (2) of the (3) basic curriculum areas of architectural engineering, and that design has been integrated across the breadth of the program





p. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects







AE 481W/482 Course Reflection

AE 481W/482 (Senior Thesis) was a valuable experience for me because it forced me to identify problems on my own and create my own solutions. Unlike other classes, where we are given a problem, in this class we were given a building and were asked to find a way to improve on the existing design or construction. It forced an intimate and detailed look into the building and its systems to find areas for improvement. It also provided another chance to read drawings well and be able to find and visualize things in the drawings which will be required in my career. My building was unique in that the architect and construction manager used new technologies in ways that many others in the industry are only talking about. It allowed me the opportunity to find out how these technologies work and give me a head start on the use of the technology in the future. Other classes may lecture about things like this, but being able to go out and figure things out on your own and discussing them with professionals is a much more valuable experience.


 CPEP & Discussion Board Reflection

Although I was not pleased with having to keep up a website at first, it did prove to be helpful. It allowed me to store all my information in one location which could be accessed from anywhere. After getting used to the webpage creation software, it was not that difficult to update and made it easy to submit assignments. Since no one responded to my discussion board question, I don't really have any thoughts on it. I think it would have been a good tool to use since professionals have a much better opinion of what will work and what will not work.

Chris Renshaw

Building Statistics

Thesis Abstract

Technical Assignments

Thesis Research

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Final Report




User Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work‐in‐progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Chris Renshaw. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.







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