Johns Hopkins Hospital

New Clinical Building

Baltimore, MD



ABET Outcome Survey

Important Note:  These outcomes reflect my personal assessment of the course, not the instructor's assessment.

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





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 & CPEP & Discussion Board Reflection

AE 481/482 (Senior Thesis) is an intensive capstone project that requires each students to interact with both industry professionals and project teams. The experience gained from completing this project is what sets the Penn State A/E program apart from the rest. I feel that the experience and knowledge gained from this project will better prepare me for the AEC industry.

The CPEP website was a great way to share my project's information with industry experts. It also served as a way to keep family, friends and professionals up to date on my progress. The discussion board was a great way to get answers to difficult questions quickly. 


Penn State
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AE Computer Labs

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web-based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year-long Senior Thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultants, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines rovided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requiremtns click me.

"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 Dan Weiger. 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."

This page was last updated on April 23, 2009 by Dan Weiger and is hosted by the AE Department - 2008