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ABET Outcome Survey
Important Note:  These outcomes reflect a personal (student) assessment of the course, not the instructor's assessment.
ABET Outcomes 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
for AE 481W/482 (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

AE 481W/482 Course Reflection

The experience gained over the past year is invaluable. I learned a lot about how things should be done in industry from this project, as I was required to familiarize myself with a project, analyze the performance of the building, and ultimately perform analyses to determine whether alternate systems would meet performance requirements.

I especially enjoyed the freedom with which we were allowed to complete tasks with minimal required classes. I would much rather set my own schedule to meet a deadline than be told when and how to do things. This sort of self-management allowed me to enjoy working at my own pace while fitting other activities and work into my schedule. After working in this pattern, I look forward to working in the building design industry and setting my pace to meet deadlines.

CPEP & Discussion Board

The CPEP webpage design was something that I really enjoyed as part of this project. The CPEP webpage allowed me to be creative in finding my own presentation style. Unfortunately, my lack of knowledge with Dreamweaver limited my ability to freely design my CPEP site. I felt that some of the requirements were a bit unnecessary, e.g. posting when a milestone was met in the news section. It was difficult to pinpoint when each milestone was completed because I would need to go back and fix or adjust some previous work throughout the Spring semester.

The discussion board could have been helpful. Unfortunately, I only used the discussion board once. If I had a question, I found it was much easier to discuss in-person with my advisor than to post my question on the discussion board, especially when the question is specific to my project. All-in-all, I think the discussion board is a good idea, but I do not think it should be required to use it.

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 Daniel Aughenbaugh. 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.