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





AE 481W/482 Course Reflection:

Senior thesis proved to be a great way to apply what I know to a practical purpose. In addition to using what I have learned from my years at Penn State, this project challenged me to explore more ideas and methods previously unknown to me. Thought the project may have seemed intimidating at the beginning, it was encouraging to realize just how much I am really capable accomplishing. Senior thesis project was a great way to round out some edges and really give me a taste of what to expect when I enter into architectural engineering after graduation.


CPEP & Discussion Board Reflection:

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) initially appealed as an unnecessary addition to an already challenging hurdle. However, throughout my senior year it has proven to me to be an excellent tool for organizing and sharing my hard work. The portfolio provided an easy way to showcase my project accomplishments to professors, prospective employers, family, and friends. It was also a great way to keep me in check and stay aware of the work I needed to complete.


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 Shawn Brandt. 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.”

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