BSAE Outcome 6

Ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
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University Learning Goals: Specialized Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge]

(Assessed in AE162)

Outcome Element 6.1: Ability to design aerospace engineering experiments.

Outcome Performance Indicators:

6.1.1: Define goals and objectives for the experiment.

6.1.2: Research relevant theory and published data from similar experiments.

6.1.3: Select the dependent and independent variables to be measured.

6.1.4: Select appropriate methods for measuring/controlling each variable.

6.1.5: Select a proper range for the independent variables.

6.1.6: Determine an appropriate number of data points for each type of measurement.

Outcome Element 6.2: Ability to conduct aerospace engineering experiments.

Outcome Performance Indicator:

Given an experimental setup, become familiar with the equipment, calibrate the instruments to be used, and follow the proper and safe procedures to collect the data.

Outcome Element 6.3: Ability to analyze data from aerospace engineering experiments.

Outcome Performance Indicators:

6.3.1: Given a set of experimental data, carry out the necessary calculations.

6.3.2: Tabulate and plot experimental results using appropriate choice of variables and software.

Outcome Element 6.4: Ability to interpret data from aerospace engineering experiments.

Outcome Performance Indicators:

6.4.1: Given a set of results in tabular or graphical form, make observations and draw conclusions regarding the variation of the parameters involved.

6.4.2: Given a set of results in tabular or graphical form, compare with theoretical predictions and/or other published data and explain any discrepancies.