Note:  These outcomes reflect a personal (student) assessment of the course, not the instructor's assessment.

ABET Outcomes

for AE 481W/482

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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


d. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems


e. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility


f. An ability to communicate effectively


g. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context


h. An ability to engage in life-long learning


i. A knowledge of contemporary issues


j. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


k. 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


l. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects

The Architectural Engineering Senior Thesis Capstone was truly a very unique and challenging experience. Coursework conducted in the Fall semester in AE481W gave me the chance to work on my own pace to gather and analyze the building systems, develop estimates, schedules, logistics plans, and even researching client background information and existing conditions. For the first time in my education at the AE Department I was able to apply everything I have learned in the past 5 years in an individual project. I believe this was the final test for me as well as the AE department that I am able to show sufficient knowledge in the subject area. The work conducted in the Spring semester in AE482 was by far more challenging than the Fall semester. The Fall semester was all structured so that we only had to research and analyze information that the Technical Reports required us to perform; however, the Spring semester course work was entirely a proposal made by me and structured the way I thought was best. It was challenging due not having a guideline to work with as well as no real deadlines throughout the semester; this meant that I could work on my own pace and my own time to deliver everything on the final due date. The course work conducted in AE482 will definately stick with me through out my career as I have learned how to break down a massive project into manageable pieces to deliver items sometimes even ahead of schedule.
The CPEP was one of my favorite part of the Senior Thesis. It was very convenient to be offered a webspace to showcase my work over the period of the Fall and Spring semester. The CPEP allowed me to simply email my advisor whenever new deliverables were completed which a result gave me faster feedbacks. It was no longer necessary to print multiple copies of my work to multiple faculty members as all material was available on the website for any internet user. Due to my previous knowledge of setting up websites, I really did not face problems setting up any of pages. CPEP was also valuable at times as it has links to previous projects to review what previous years students worked on; this gave me a jump start as to what to look for and definately gave me ideas to research and implement on my project. Overall, I think it was a great and a valuable experience that could be utilized in my future career.


General Description:

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.

User Note:

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‐inprogress 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 Abdulwahab Hasan. 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 September 3, 2010 by Abdulwahab Hasan and is hosted by the AE Department © 2011