ABET Outcomes
for AE 481W/482

Outcome not able to be assesse

(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 ablility 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 enthical 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 capablilities 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 course work in AE 481 and AE 482 provided us with a valuable experience that tied together our knowledge and studies over the past 5 years. Also with the breadth requirements I became more knowledgeable in areas outside of my studies that helped provide a well rounded AE education. The construction depth requirements allowed me to dig deeper into some of the pressing issues in the construction industry and apply them to real problems that occurred on our projects.  Also all of the AE 481 and 482 work helped improve my communication skills with design professionals and industry members. Overall I feel that the thesis course work over the past year was a worthwhile culmination to my education and has helped prepare me to work in the construction industry.


CPEP & Discussion Board Reflection

I feel that posting our thesis work and results on our CPEP webpage was an efficient way to share our work with industry professionals and future students. It also provided us with the freedom to design and post our information on a medium that is up to modern technology standards. With very little previous web design experience I was able to learn a new skill with the use of research and trial and error. The discussion board was also a valuable tool throughout this year because it enabled us to communicate with industry members and receive ideas and feedback.

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 Christopher Ankeny. 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.