Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - Hershey PA



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 Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated More than minimum level of ability demonstrated
(Score of 0) (Score of 1) (Score of 2) (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

To me AE Senior Thesis was a worthwhile and rewarding experience. In the Fall semester (AE 481W), the work and knowledge gained was beneficial to learn how to analyze a project with a more in-depth look into all of the different aspects of a project to gather the important details pertaining to building systems, existing conditions and project processes. The fall semester also really prepared me for the challenge of the upcoming spring semester.

In the spring semester work (AE 882) the work was far more challenging and rewarding at the same time. Not having a fully structured class required personal guidance and time management that I really enjoyed. Being able to work at my own pace and work as hard as I wanted really allowed my passion for my work to show in my final project. Looking back I feel that the whole project was a great way to apply the knowledge gained over the past five years and apply it to a real-world application.


At first I felt the capstone E-Portfolio was one of the more frustrating aspects of the senior thesis requirements. Before this I had very little experience in creating websites prior to this year other than in AE 221 & AE 444. It was somewhat cumbersome and time consuming at first to learn how to use the Dreamweaver software.


However after getting comfortable with the software, my overall thoughts began to change on the CPEP. I think it’s a great platform for our work to be showcased, and think of the money it saves vs. all the printed copies of our work. I also think that having the information archived for several years is a great way to showcase the work performed here for industry professionals, professors, and other students to see.

This page was last updated on 4/25/2010, by Will Lazration and is hosted by the AE Department ©2010

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‐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 Will Lazration. 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.”