ABET Assessment

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Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable

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An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering - - - X
An ability to analyze and interpret data - - - X
An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs - - - X
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems - - - X
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility - - - X
An ability to communicate effectively - - - X
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context - - X -
An ability to engage in life-long learning - - X -
A knowledge of contemporary issues - - - X
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice - - - X
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
Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects - - X -
AE 481W/897G Course Reflection:
The AE Senior Thesis coursework proved to be a beneficial effort. A great deal of importance was placed on self-guided time management and knowledge development. However, having four separate analysis topics seemed somewhat excessive, and detracted from the ability to focus mostly on one or two key topics. Additionally, breadth topics might be more useful if they were converted into an interdisciplinary effort. For example, a structural student could design a progressive collapse conceptual design for both his/her thesis project and mine, while I would perform an analysis of construction management issues for both projects.
CPEP Reflection:
The CPEP development provided some useful background in web design and development. It was also a useful way to share thesis work performed with industry members, friends, and family. However, it seems redundant and therefore wasteful to submit both paper and electronic copies of technical reports and the final thesis report.