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
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(Score of 1)
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(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    
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems      
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility      
g. An ability to communicate effectively      
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context      
i. An ability to engage in life-long learning      
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues    
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice      
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      
p. Communication and interactionwith other design professionals in the execution of building projects      



The technical writing portion of thesis has provided a great opportunity to develop ourselves as we enter the industry. Through each investigation and presentation of results, I felt as if my ability of effectively communicate was improved over the duration of this course. In doing so, each analysis seemed to progressively develop in more streamline fashion.

At the beginning of the year, the idea of presenting four unique analyses revolving around a central theme appeared to be quite the task. Through faculty support and frequent update meetings with my advisor, my ability to complete the analyses was heightened. Furthermore, through abundant opportunities to interact with industry members, my ability to incorporate their knowledge certainly gave me the motivation to write each analysis.

Though the creation of the CPEP website was difficult at first, the programming knowledge was quickly learned. The CPEP page helped streamline communication with the faculty and any parties willing and wanting to view my work and/or progress.

In conclusion, I believe that the entirety of my coursework in the architectural engineering program at Penn State University allowed me to develop the professional skills and technical knowledge necessary to become a world-class engineer and respected construction manager in the industry.



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‐in progress 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 Brad Williams. 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

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