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ABET Outcome Survey
Note: These outcomes reflect a personal (student) assessment of the course.
ABET Outcomes for AE 481W/482

Outcome not 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. 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:

I felt that the AE senior thesis project was an extremely valuable experience. It creates an environment in which the student is in charge of their studies, which replicates an actual industry job much more closely than typical course work. It also enabled me to explore topics that had not been addressed in detail in any class, but I was interested in. I largely learned this material on my own, which also replicates the condition at an industry job much more closely than typical course work.

CPEP Reflection:

I feel that the CPEP format is an extremely helpful format to submit work for the senior thesis project. That being said, I feel it is slightly underutilized, as several assignments are still required as paper submittals. Particularly for large assignments that are not required for ABET (such as the Technical Reports), this can be extremely costly for the students, and it is a significant waste of paper. That being said, the website is easy to create and maintain through the use of software such as Adobe Dreamweaver. It also has the added benefit of being able to directly share your work with industry professionals as well as friends and family.



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User 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 Kathryn Gromowski. 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.

Last Updated: 4/18/11 by Kathryn Gromowski
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