December 25, 2013

Myers, Kristin Silver_nugget
[MECE E1001] Mechanical Engineering: From Micro Machines to Jumbo Jets

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Professor Myers was a good teacher. She explained things very clearly in class, provided a lot of examples ranging in difficulty, and her problems reflected applications in industry. Her midterm and non-cumulative final (i.e. a second midterm) aren’t super hard. The second one is easier because the material is easier and there is less material due to more guest lecturers. Thus, it’s nice that the second half of her class is more chill than the first, because most other courses are the opposite. I wouldn’t agree with other reviewers that you don’t need to study for the midterm and final. You should study for them, but you don’t need to study for them as much as, say, a physics midterm or final. Definitely study more for the midterm. The guest lecturers were usually quite interesting, and I think they added a lot to the course. The problem sets in this class aren’t too difficult but you still learn from them. Overall, I found this a helpful class for learning about mechanical engineering in a low stress environment. If you are unsure about MechE, like myself, I would recommend this class in a heartbeat.

Workload:

30% Problem Sets, 20% each for midterm and “final”, 25% final project, 5% participation. Final project is due before thanksgiving and there are no problem sets during that time so managing a project and a final isn’t bad at all.