AE 481/482 Course Reflection
The senior thesis project was a fundamental learning experience in my preparation for a career in sturcutral engineering. Extensive research and design experiments helped better understand the different structural systems in a building. All the engineering skills learned while at the engineering department of Penn State were put into practise. The senior thesis project has provided a solid foundation that will help me face all challenges awaiting me in the future as a strucutral engineer.
CPEP & Discussion Board Reflection
The CPEP site proved to be a very efficient way to organize and display our senior thesis work in a professional manner. It also allowed us to effectively share our work and progress during the year with out friends, family and faculty. The discussion board was a very crucial tool in our learning experience as it provided the opportunity to interact with experienced engineers who provided valuable feedback. Using the dicussion borad made the reserach aspect of the thesis easier while also allowing us to work knowing we always have the option of asking a question when in doubt.
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||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|