ABET Outcomes for AE 481W/482

Outcome not able to be assessed
(Score of 0)

Level of ability demonstrated but below aceptable
(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      

AE 481W/482 Senior Thesis Reflection:

After completing the senior thesis course at The Pennsylvania State University, I have had time to reflect on the course. Overall, the course has allowed me to expand my knowledege of construction managment beyond the classroom. It has also taught me how to research and analyze construction topics and ideas in a timely manner to analyze the impact on projects. During this project, I have had the opportunity to contact and discuss different things with professional construction industry members. Contacting them has helped me to understand critical industry issues and different process of construction. The senior thesis course has taught me the importance of time management and how to complete tasks by setting my own goals. This course has been very benefiicial to me and will be helpful throughout my career in the construction industry.

CPEP Reflection:

The CPEP site was very useful throughout the senior thesis course. Having the ability to submit our reports and assignments on the internet without printing them was definately a positivt aspect of the class. It was also beneficial to the University of Virginia, because they requested to see anything that was produced and this allows quick access for them to view my progress and reports.

The discussion board is a great idea to be able to connect with the industry professionals. I did not use the board because I had previous contacts but I saw many questions being answered through the discussion board. It allows more knowledge to be shared to the students from people who deal with the topics everyday.


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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 consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.

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 Brittany Muth. 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.