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Reflection

ABET Outcomes

for AE 481W/482

Outcome not able to be assessed

Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable

Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated

More than minimum level of ability demonstrated

(Score of 0)

 (Score of 1)

(Score of 2)

(Score of 3)

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

 

 

 

X

b. An ability to analyze and interpret data

 

 

X

 

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

 

 

 

X

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

 

 

 

X

f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

 

X

 

 

g. An ability to communicate effectively

 

 

 

X

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

 

 

 

X

i. An ability to engage in life-long learning

 

 

X

 

j. A knowledge of contemporary issues

 

 

 

X

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

 

 

 

X

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

 

 

 

X

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

 

 

 

X

ABET Outcome Survey

AE 481W / 482 Course Reflection

The separation of the AE 481W and AE 482 courses was excellent in helping develop a methodical approach to identifying problems, proposing solutions, evaluating options and carrying out a solution. The courses help develop skills and provide very practical experiences. The only unfortunate aspect of the course is that the building design selected at the beginning of the course dictates what analyses you can or cannot perform. If a particular building system is inappropriate for a building then the student should not evaluate the process of utilizing it no matter how much the student is interested in the topic.

CPEP & Discussion Board Reflection

Past CPEPs proved very useful in gauging what was expected for my own project. The discussion board was of little help to me personally. My question wasn’t answered nor were many of my peers’. Requiring a post to the board was unnecessary. In retrospect, I would have put less effort into my own CPEP. I understand the need for posting the information  and doing so in a consistent manner for reference for future classes but anything beyond the required in terms of the CPEP is a waste of time.