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The AE senior thesis project is a year-long experience which causes students to confront tasks in an achedemic environment that reflect challenges professionals face in daily life.

The CPEP portion of the senior thesis curriculum is a tool that I believe is not utilized enough. The web-based content for thesis is an afterthought for many students. Students are required to submit a hard copy for all reports and then post the same identical report on-line. Students are expected to pay too much money to print hard copies of their reports and this could be eliminated with the substitution of the CPEP website. Utilizing the website as a tool to communicate with the advisors in stead of printing hard copies to submit, would create a much more sustainable option for students. It would also allow for advisors to check on students status much more easily then submitting "status reports" every several weeks. Advisors could provide instant feedback to students to improve ideas throughout 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









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