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    Nov 29, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This class requires a lot of group work. You are graded on your "teamwork" skills which is really subjective... For my project I worked very hard and he took off points and when I approached him he just said my team mates graded me. I do not pay my tuition to be graded by other people in class. Rubrics given in class are sometimes confusing, and you will get points taken off on assignments for minuscule things despite following the rubric.

    Course highlights:

    You learn how to work with different individuals. You learn how to manage teams/how to work on a team efficiently. You learn about the engineering design process and what it's like to be an engineer. The service learning project was the worst project ever (hard...) as he continuously makes you go back and redefine your problem definition. When you ask him for help, he won't help you he will just be rude and sarcastic. The most irritating thing about this class is the fact that he will take points off for the most ridiculous reasons and when you ask for help he doesn't help.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Just show up for class. Get on his good side. If you can help it, make sure your team is responsible. The first project is really easy, the second project sucks.

    • Fall 2016
    • scott piecuch
    • Group Projects Participation Counts Requires Presentations
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    Apr 11, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I enjoyed this class because we got to design and build a 3.5 ft tower out of straws and compete against the other teams in the class. I was a manager for one of the teams and I was very happy to have found out that my team won 1st place! Although, we did not win anything, but I created great friendships with my team members.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to be a better engineer individually and socially as this was considered as a social engineering class. I also learned more about myself and my interests for my future career. I actually decided on what I want to major because of this class and now I am satisfied with my decision and can't wait to take on every opportunity that comes my way.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed in this class, you just need to show up and understand what's happening. If you are absent for one day, it is like missing a whole week (that depends on what day you are absent on). I recommend reading the "Studying Engineering" book by Raymond Landis. I actually took a lot of the advice given by the author and I wished I hadn't sold the book. So whenever you're bored or feeling down because of how hard your classes are, just read the book and do whatever it takes to be a successful engineer student. (:

    • Winter 2015
    • scott piecuch
    • Group Projects Meetings Outside of Class Requires Lots of Research
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    Feb 26, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I started college as a computer engineering student because of my interest in computer programming and learning how to fix or improve them. As I took my computer science, I thought it was interesting in the beginning, but after countless hours of staring at a computer screen, I just didn't see myself doing this in the near future. I started to lose interest and sometimes I would get headaches, so I knew I had to switch majors. I became interested in civil engineering when I took ENGR 104. The projects we did in class were a lot more exciting than learning how to debug a program. So I researched more about it online and they also had great opportunities that were more appealing to me. Before college, I used to design and build my own little projects (such as a few mini rube goldbergs), so I guess that's why I became more attracted to this major everyday.

    Course highlights:

    This class is not a typical hardcore engineering class, it is mostly a social engineering class. I learned how to be a better engineer individually and socially, and it also helped me become more comfortable with the people around me. I also became a little more confident in myself, especially when speaking in front of the class. I may need more practice with that, but I'm definitely getting there. I would definitely recommend this course because this class helped me discover who I am and what I really want later in life.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always ask questions because some of the projects are a bit confusing with what the teacher wants, but in the end, it's actually really fun and you get to learn a lot from it. I recommend taking Scott Piecuch's class, he makes a lot of jokes and is very easy to talk to.

    • Winter 2016
    • scott piecuch
    • Group Projects Meetings Outside of Class Requires Lots of Research


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