Important Note: These outcomes reflect a personal (student) assessment of the course, not the instructor's assessment.
ABET Outcomes for 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||-||-||-||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||-|
The AE senior thesis program has been an extremely valuable experience for me. I was able to challenge myself with a comprehensive project that I was able to generate a close to really world experience. Through this, I was able to expose myself to aspects of engineering that would never have found there way into undergraduate level classroom setting. I studied the design and construction of a Two Way Concrete Slab system and a One Way Concrete Slab system, and the lateral system included cast-in-place concrete shear walls. One area of research that I was unable to study was to look at different laterally systems that could be use in a build. If I would have to do a thesis project again I would look into alternative laterally system design.
The creation of the CPEP web site was very useful for the use of this thesis. At the state of this thesis project I already had a strong knowledge and understanding of web design but was still able to expand on my knowledge and leaned new innovated ways to present information in a digital world. I was able to show professionals what I was working on, and in tern receive a better description for assistance and guidance. In addition, the CPEP web site allowed work to be submitted in one, easy to access location that anyone, be it faculty members, friends, family, or even professionals could access.