Final Report

 Senior Thesis Reflection:

The AE Senior Thesis was an enduring valuable experience. Completing a project over two semesters facilitated detailed investigations and studies that not only generated conclusions, but also a rewarding education academic understanding. Studying the existing facility design in all fields of architectural engineering for a whole semester exposed me to necessary skills that are needed in a professional career. These skills include: energy modeling, reading construction documents, analyzing codes and standards, and professional communication and documentation. Knowledge learned in the classroom was applied to evaluate the existing system and determined which aspects should be studied further for the following semester.

The second semester was also beneficial. Following the independent study of existing designs, areas for improvement were determined, investigated further, and then redesigned. The redesign process was an enriching  academic experience and was a great preparation for my professional career, following graduation. It was encouraging and rewarding to design systems that are improved from the original design.

CPEP Reflection:

Using a website to organize all thesis work was a vital tool in sharing information with advisors, professors, and professionals. Learning how to create a website is a skill that is important for communication in a virtual environment. Creating a website from scratch allowed for creativity and featured each thesis individually.     


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
d. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems - - - X
e. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility - - - X
f. An ability to communicate effectively - - - X
g. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context - - - X
h. An ability to engage in life-long learning - - - X
i. A knowledge of contemporary issues - - - X
j. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice - - - X
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 - - - X
l. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects - - - X
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