March 19, 2007

Kysar, Jeffrey Silver_nugget
[MECE E1001] Mechanical Engineering: From Micro Machines to Jumbo Jets

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

The person sitting next to me saw the title to the class as I typed it and said "That sounds like a cool class." That was my thinking too when I signed up for the class. Unfortunately, it was quite a disappointment. It was very equation-based and did not point to the greater picture of "how things work" as i had hoped. Much of the class is spent doing proofs that are much more complex than you are expected to know for the tests. I had a hard time staying awake.

I found Kysar to be a very nice guy and not a poor teacher. It is just difficult to stay awake that early when the class consists of proofs. I have problem with the design of the course itself rather than the professor. I would recommend taking the pre-prof Engineering graphics course with Jose Sanchez instead.

Workload:

Essentially physics problems with a few extra equations from the book specific to the problem.