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Introduction to Sound and Vibration 2013, VTA121

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2013-03-16 - 2013-03-28
Antal svar: 14
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 77%
Kontaktperson: Patrik Andersson»
Utbildningsprogram som genomför enkäten: Väg- och vattenbyggnad 300 hp

Your own effort

1. How many hours per week did you spend on this course?

We mean total time, that is, it comprises the time you spent in class and the time you spent on your own work. Try to estimate the average time over the entire study period.

14 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»4 28%
Around 20 hours/week»6 42%
Around 25 hours/week»2 14%
Around 30 hours/week»2 14%
At least 35 hours/week»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.14

- I did not need much time to study since the teachers did a good job and I understood most of the things in class» (At most 15 hours/week)

2. How large part of the lectures offered did you attend?

14 svarande

0%»0 0%
25%»0 0%
50%»0 0%
75%»3 21%
100%»11 78%

Genomsnitt: 4.78

- Had other courses and my Master"s Thesis to finish as well.» (75%)
- Great lectures.» (75%)
- I was sick one lecture» (100%)
- I didn"t attend one with intention, another one I partly missed because of difference between TimeEdit and reality. Another one because of parallel course.» (100%)
- 90%» (100%)

3. How large part of the project presentation and supervision times offered did you attend?

14 svarande

0%»0 0%
33%»0 0%
66%»2 14%
100%»12 85%

Genomsnitt: 3.85

- if those are presentation by Wolfgang about the projects» (100%)

Goals and goal fulfilment

The course syllabus (see https://www.student.chalmers.se/sp/course?course_id=16696) states the course goals in terms of learning outcomes, i.e., knowledge, skills and attitudes to be acquired by the student during the course.

4. To what extent do you feel you have acquired the knowledge, skills and attitudes stated in the learning outcomes?

14 svarande

Small extent»0 0%
Some extent»0 0%
Large extent»11 78%
Great extent»3 21%

Genomsnitt: 3.21

5. Are the goals reasonable considering your background and the number of credits?

14 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»0 0%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»14 100%
No, the goals are set too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2

6. Did the examination assess whether you have reached the goals?

Remember that both the project work and the written exam is part of the examination.

14 svarande

No, not at all»0 0%
To some extent»2 14%
Yes, definitely»11 78%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»1 7%

Genomsnitt: 2.92

- The project work tested my knowledge very good.» (I don"t know/have not been examined yet)

Teaching and course administration

7. To what extent have Patrik Andersson"s lectures been of help for your learning?

14 svarande

Small extent»0 0%
Some extent»1 7%
Large extent»2 14%
Great extent»11 78%

Genomsnitt: 3.71

- Probably the best lectures I have had. Patrik explains everything and is always ready to help. The lectures on the website are excelent.» (Great extent)
- Very good!» (Great extent)

8. To what extent have Lars Ivarsson"s lectures been of help for your learning?

14 svarande

Small extent»5 35%
Some extent»6 42%
Large extent»1 7%
Great extent»2 14%

Genomsnitt: 2

- You should find someone else to teach for this part of the course. He did not explain it good and assumed too much that we knew a lot about vehicles before. No good pp-slides, to much information on them.» (Small extent)
- He should be replaced. I don"t think anyone is satisfied with his lectures.» (Small extent)
- Lars seemed to have some difficulties with English language. Also his lectures on the website were of almost no help for my studying» (Some extent)
- They where fast and har do follow some times.» (Some extent)
- It was hard to know what to learn since the content seemed a bit scattered. » (Some extent)
- I hadn"t had any experience with car assembling before so for me it was quite difficult to get on with topic at the beginning.» (Some extent)
- if this part is moved somehow later in the course as we get knowledge about isolation and insulation or a bit more background given by him. He is covering lot"s of material that sometimes were not followable. » (Some extent)

9. To what extent have Pontus Thorsson"s lectures been of help for your learning?

14 svarande

Small extent»0 0%
Some extent»3 21%
Large extent»6 42%
Great extent»5 35%

Genomsnitt: 3.14

- He has given some practical knowledge but we learned more about that field after his lecture.» (Some extent)
- Good lecturer!» (Large extent)
- Very happy and inspiring.» (Large extent)
- Pontus tried to explain everything in simple terms which is very important in an introductory course. He seemed to be very enthusiastic about his lecture, which made me it more interesting to me. He is actually the person who unvoluntary showed me the beauty of acoustics.» (Great extent)

10. To what extent have the project presentation/supervision by Wolfgang Kropp been of help for your learning?

14 svarande

Small extent»0 0%
Some extent»3 21%
Large extent»4 28%
Great extent»7 50%

Genomsnitt: 3.28

- Wolfgang is always ready to help. He is always smiling which kind of makes things easier to understand» (Great extent)

11. To what extent have the lecture notes been of help for your learning?

14 svarande

Small extent»0 0%
Some extent»0 0%
Large extent»3 21%
Great extent»11 78%

Genomsnitt: 3.78

- Patrik"s lecture notes are extremely well written, structured and easy to follow. Things are explained with examples from real life which makes them easier to understand» (Great extent)
- You have a very good work explaining and focusing of the contents in this course with this lecture notes!» (Great extent)

12. How well did the course administration, web page, handouts etc work?

14 svarande

Very badly»0 0%
Rather badly»0 0%
Rather well»4 28%
Very well»10 71%

Genomsnitt: 3.71

- Unfortunatelly still after the exam we have not yet been graded on all our reports.» (Rather well)
- The only problem is if you are from other department you don"t know what and when you are going to start. It would be good if there would be a link from normal Chalmers homepage to the Applied Acoustic home page.» (Rather well)
- Well, the returning of the handed in reports could be better..» (Very well)
- Patrik provided great course materials. Really good work.» (Very well)
- The only thing I missed on the homepage was the date of the exam which I thought was hard to find.» (Very well)

Project work

13. How do you judge the level of difficulty of the project work?

14 svarande

much too difficult»0 0%
a bit too difficult»5 35%
adequate»9 64%
a bit too easy»0 0%
much too easy»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.64

- Some of the project work were done easily while other questions were harder so I think there was a good mixture of questions.» (a bit too difficult)
- It was hard to understand the vehicle-acoustics since i"ve not a good knowledge of how a car "works" (what a mount was for example).» (a bit too difficult)
- The first and especially the second project are rather difficult but help to understand the problems considered in the course.» (adequate)

14. Was the time period assigned for the project work sufficient?

The time period was...

14 svarande

much too short.»0 0%
a bit too short.»1 7%
adequate.»13 92%
a bit too long.»0 0%
much too long.»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.92

15. To what extent have the project work been of help for your learning?

14 svarande

Small extent»0 0%
Some extent»1 7%
Large extent»5 35%
Great extent»8 57%

Genomsnitt: 3.5

- The project work tasks were well structured and the requirements were well stated. To me they helped a lot in understanding the problems discussed in ISV.» (Great extent)
- Since we had to work so much with the projects I feel that I learned alot since I really made an effort in the project work.» (Great extent)

16. How was the procedure of the correction and grading of the project work reports?

14 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Rather bad»4 28%
Rather good»5 35%
Very good»5 35%

Genomsnitt: 3.07

- We should have got them back earlier, before next part shuld be handed in. So that we could learn from our mistakes from the first parts and do it better on the following parts.» (Rather bad)
- Still haven"t got any grades.. » (Rather bad)
- I would appriciate quick response to emails with projects to be sure that the teacher got it.» (Rather good)
- We only received the first two assignments" feedback.» (Rather good)

Laboratory work

These question only concern courses with laboratory work.

17. To what extent did the laboratory work help your learning process?

13 svarande

Small extent»2 15%
Some extent»3 23%
Large extent»4 30%
Great extent»4 30%

Genomsnitt: 2.76

- If more laboratory work be assigned to the course the project works would be more efficient.» (Small extent)

18. How well was the lab work prepared by the supervisor?

13 svarande

It was well prepared»13 100%
There is a need for improvement / please comment»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1

19. How helpful was the supervision?

13 svarande

very helpful»11 84%
moderatly helpful»2 15%
not helpful at all»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.15

Study climate

20. How were the opportunities for asking questions and getting help of the lecturer?

14 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»0 0%
Rather good»1 7%
Very good»13 92%
I did not seek help»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.92

21. How were the opportunities for asking questions and getting help of the course assistant?

14 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»0 0%
Rather good»3 21%
Very good»10 71%
I did not seek help»1 7%

Genomsnitt: 3.85

- Who was the course assistant?» (I did not seek help)

22. How well has the cooperation between you and your fellow students worked?

14 svarande

Very poorly»0 0%
Rather poorly»0 0%
Rather well»4 28%
Very well»10 71%
I did not seek cooperation»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.71

- Sometimes it was quite hard to motivate them to do more then is necessary to reach better result.» (Rather well)
- You helped us to get to know eachother in the beginning by introducing the espresso machine to everyone.» (Very well)

23. How was the workload of the course?

14 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»0 0%
Adequate»8 57%
High»4 28%
Too high»2 14%

Genomsnitt: 3.57

- The groupworks took too much time» (Too high)

24. How was the total workload this study period?

Too low

14 svarande

Low»1 7%
Adequate»5 35%
High»7 50%
Too high»1 7%

Genomsnitt: 2.57

- I appreciate exam on Saturday to have as much time as possible for learning. It might be because of the Chalmers exams system but I don"t like to have exam two days after previous because it is quite hard to reach a good result for the second exam in order. It might be good to have a test during course.» (Adequate)

Summarizing questions

25. What is your general impression of the course?

14 svarande

Poor»0 0%
Fair»0 0%
Adequate»1 7%
Good»6 42%
Excellent»7 50%

Genomsnitt: 4.42

- Ā bit more therotic than expected, some calculating might be good for learning and understanding. (Not matlab)» (Good)
- One of the best courses I have ever had! Keep up the good work!» (Excellent)

26. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- Lecture notes»
- Alomost everything. Everybody does a great job!»
- Everything worked really well, just keep it as it is.»
- The project work»
- Patrik»
- The fact that we were just to understand it this course, and didnt have to know formulas by heart. That the exam was only about understanding, good! Patriks lectures, the lecture notes, the project work.»
- Patrik has very well prepared lecture script and during lectures he pointed out most important things.»
- Guest lectures, maybe with abit more link to the project work eventhough Lars Ivarssons and Pontus Thorssons lectures where linked to project work I think you might be able to make it even better and clearer for the students.»

27. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- Lars"s lecture notes»
- nothing»
- The grading of the exam and the grading of the project work should be added together with points and then be translated into a 3,4 or 5. The system now makes it hard to get a 5..»
- Lars Ivarsson»
- I would appriciate quick response to emails with projects to be sure that the teacher got it.»
- See 26.»
- It should be norr time for project work 2»

28. Additional comments

- Instuderingsfrågor liknande de från tentan skulle hjälpa till för inlärningen under kursens gång»
- I think that overall all the teachers are good. I didn"t think that I will like this course, but I actually did like it very much!»
- Even if it was introduction course dealing sometimes with theory, it wasn"t boring.»
- Great course over all. Enjoyed to get a better understanding of how sound propagation works.»
- It was a good course however if it covers other aspects of sound and vibrations, it can attract more students from different field to participate »

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