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ABET Outcome Survey

Place a check in the box that best describes the correlation between the ABET Outcomes and what you learned in AE 481W/482: Senior Thesis.


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

The overall Senior Thesis class was a worthwhile endeavor. Although requiring an extra year of study, I feel that the benefits of working on and completing such a project greatly outweigh the work necessary for such a project. The ability to research issues and alternatives to an actual building and the contacts and information provided by industry members allows for a better understanding of the professional environment. 

CPEP & Discussion Board Reflection

It is my opinion that the CPEP is a great idea. However, the need to submit a hard copy and online seems rather redundant. The cost of producing so many hard copies is expensive and the need to post adds another task to the project. I would like to see the CPEP become the primary source for submissions in which the advisors would download the submissions, print if needed, and review. The new technology that allows for digital markup is already in use within the department and would be a great tool for the CPEP.

I feel that the discussion board would have been more helpful without the requirement to post, and better responses. I posted twice to the board with no answers. The requirement to post created such a large list of concerns and questions so fast, it seemed to overwhelm the industry members. A constant reminder of its existence may prove a better way for students to utilize it. I often found it more helpful to call some one to answer my question than to post it on the discussion boards.







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