Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would definitely recommend this course to another student because the materials learned in this course can be applied to other future courses and even out in the workforce. You do not have to be an engineering student to learn about Microsoft Excel because students working with finances can also use the software.
Methods of Engineering Analysis is often referred to as the Excel course, however, this course is much more than just learning to use the software. Microsoft Excel is used as a tool to make work much easier. I learned that Excel can be used to manipulate information via using different techniques. I also liked the projects because they had real life applications. I felt like I was an engineer doing work for a company. Lastly I was surprised when we started using the Visual Basic and Applications function of the software because I would have never thought that I would be introduced to programming using Excel. At first I found it a bit difficult, but after constant practice through homework and projects I found myself slowly making progress. I was able to create functions and subroutines. My professor made the course enjoyable with his upbeat and positive attitude for teaching.
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Advice for students:
For students considering this course I would advise doing the readings, especially the ones about VBA if you have no prior knowledge of the VBA programming. Take effective notes and keep an organized portfolio. Your portfolio is one of your most important tool. When doing group projects be sure that all members of your group are actively participating because questions about the projects may show up on tests. And lastly practice new materials that you have learned. The more you practice the more you learn.