Kaleida Health Global Vascular Institute
University at Buffalo CTRC/Incubator
Buffalo, NY

William C. McDevitt
Structural Option

  ABET Outcome Survey  
  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

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 reponsibility

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      
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 interatction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects      
The AE Senior Thesis Program was an invaluable part of my fifth-year Architectural Engineering curriculum at Penn State University. The program encouraged the development of both technical and professional skills that I will utilize in the workplace. It provided me with the opportunity to implement coursework from all five years of my education, and also allowed me to effectively communicate with fellow students, professors, and industry professionals. In the end, I feel that senior thesis was a successful way to finish my Penn State studies and prepare me for my career as a structural engineer.
  CPEP Reflection  
The CPEP site was an extremely useful tool in organizing and presenting the material of Senior Thesis. I was able to display what I had done throughout the year to faculty, professionals, and my family and friends.
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 William McDevitt. 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 originaldesign.

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