About Penn State Architectural Engineering's 5th Year Thesis:

Penn State has a renowned Architectural Engineering Program, part of the reason is that the 5 year undergraduate program culminates in a comprehensive senior thesis. This thesis involves investigating a building, performing a technical analysis, developing a project criteria and eventually preparing a written proposal for more advanced design work. This is followed up by a semester of intense effort to complete the goals of the proposal. A formal written final report is required, as is a verbal presentation to a faculty jury.

About The Capstone Project Electronic portfolio:

The Capstone Project Electronic portfolio (CPEP) is a web based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year-long Senior Thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering.