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Engineering polymers 2007/2008, MPM080

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2008-02-15 - 2008-03-31
Antal svar: 15
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 60%
Kontaktperson: Mikael Rigdahl»
Utbildningsprogram som genomför enkäten: Chalmers
Klass: Övriga

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.

15 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»0 0%
Around 20 hours/week»8 53%
Around 25 hours/week»4 26%
Around 30 hours/week»1 6%
At least 35 hours/week»2 13%

Genomsnitt: 2.8

- Dealing with this course could be a nightmare for a person who didn"t have sufficient background! » (At least 35 hours/week)

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

15 svarande

0%»0 0%
25%»1 6%
50%»1 6%
75%»4 26%
100%»9 60%

Genomsnitt: 4.4

- Schedule problems» (25%)
- But it could be more helpful if revised in a way or another.» (100%)

Goals and goal fulfilment

The course syllabus states the course goals in terms of learning outcomes, i.e., knowledge, skills and attitudes to be acquired by the student during the course.

3. How understandable are the course goals?

14 svarande

I have not seen/read the goals»2 14%
The goals are difficult to understand»0 0%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»5 35%
The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn»7 50%

Genomsnitt: 3.21

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

Answer this this question and the succeeding one, only if you do know the course goals.

13 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»0 0%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»11 84%
No, the goals are set too high»2 15%

Genomsnitt: 2.15

- The exam was harder then the goal was, so there is slightly too high. There was deeper detail-level knowledge that the goal was set to.» (Yes, the goals seem reasonable)
- All about Polymer science in 7 weeks. Probably even you, the professors, spent your life on it...» (No, the goals are set too high)

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

14 svarande

No, not at all»1 7%
To some extent»4 28%
Yes, definitely»3 21%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»6 42%

Genomsnitt: 3

- One should be predominant to side notes rather than the backbone of the course literature.» (No, not at all)

Teaching and course administration

6. To what extent has the teaching been of help for your learning?

15 svarande

Small extent»2 13%
Some extent»4 26%
Large extent»8 53%
Great extent»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.53

- In case of no lectures we could be confident about the literature in hand. The lectures especially around binder were deviated ones.» (Some extent)
- Some lectures were a little chaotic. » (Large extent)
- Lectures held by Mikael Rigdahl were EXCELLENT!! Very clear and not too fast. Also, Mikael emphasized on the important parts! EXCELLENT» (Large extent)

7. To what extent has the the course literature and other material been of help for your learning?

15 svarande

Small extent»1 6%
Some extent»6 40%
Large extent»6 40%
Great extent»2 13%

Genomsnitt: 2.6

- I could get more help if all the lectures were based on a specific guidline rather than scattered side binders...» (Some extent)
- I would appreciate if the course notes were more organised.» (Large extent)
- I read only a few parts of the book, most of my knowledge I acquired from lecture notes.» (Large extent)

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

15 svarande

Very badly»1 6%
Rather badly»1 6%
Rather well»7 46%
Very well»6 40%

Genomsnitt: 3.2

- It was really hard to find the lab instructions if you missed the lecture when they were handed out.» (Rather badly)
- Good handouts and lecture notes.» (Rather well)
- The impression was based of side handouts, though every session we could see how it works!» (Very well)

Study climate

9. How were the opportunities for asking questions and getting help?

15 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»1 6%
Rather good»2 13%
Very good»10 66%
I did not seek help»2 13%

Genomsnitt: 3.86

- All the teachers were very helpful, they answered all questions properly.» (Very good)
- I did not ask for help with the course material, but I did talk to the teachers about diploma work, which was very rewarding.» (I did not seek help)

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

15 svarande

Very poorly»1 6%
Rather poorly»1 6%
Rather well»1 6%
Very well»11 73%
I did not seek cooperation»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 3.66

- After laborations, just couple of hours were needed to come up with a report due to perfect classmates.» (Very well)

11. How was the course workload?

15 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»0 0%
Adequate»8 53%
High»4 26%
Too high»3 20%

Genomsnitt: 3.66

- As a rule it neither was sufficinet for itself nor did let us to pay attention to the other course we had!» (Too high)

12. How was the total workload this study period?

15 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»0 0%
Adequate»8 53%
High»4 26%
Too high»3 20%

Genomsnitt: 3.66

- due to Engineering polymers...!!» (Too high)

Summarizing questions

13. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- The syllabus is good.»
- Laborations»
- tutorial and lab works are good»
- The labs and problem solving tutorials. It is also good to have the lectures given on blackboards :)»
- the handouts»
- The content of the coarse should be preserved, but I did not like the book by MBB, it was too abstract with all those formulas. Some chapters were rather good, but overall I thought the litterature could be much better...»
- The structure with the nine parts of the course»

14. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- I would like to see more practicals (labs).»
- course timetable and procedure if it makes sence!»
- none»
- Some materials are overlapped in Mikael"s and Rodney"s classes. Sometimes, different information is given for a same topic, for example, useful range for WLF and Arrhenius equations are not the same.»
- Please try not to put lectures untill 4 days before the examinations start !»
- Change the litterature- the book by MBB was too abstract. Also the binder could be made clearer by dividing the different areas covered with more distinct headlines and sub-headlines. Also, the posted calculations on the webpage were too vague... they need better explanations!»
- Maybe decrease the amount of information in the course somewhat»

15. Level of information presented in lectures was... (put an X)

15 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Reasonable»13 86%
Too high»2 13%

Genomsnitt: 2.13

- Reasonable, but on the border of too much...» (Reasonable)
- Was it for PhD students or master"s?» (Too high)

16. Lectures gave substantial information

15 svarande

Agree»13 86%
Hesitant»1 6%
Disagree»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 1.2

- Instead of Polymers from engineering point of view we got deep in theories, although our lecturer of theories didn"t agree.» (Disagree)

17. Do you think the course should cover more or fewer topics?

15 svarande

More topics»2 13%
Fewer topics»10 66%
No change»3 20%

Genomsnitt: 2.06

- Maybe a little fewer topics could be covered, with a little more detail and practice.» (Fewer topics)
- More, I would say if there were anything left!!» (Fewer topics)
- I felt that it was more important for lecturers to teach and provide students with as much as material that they can, rather than finding out how much the stuff is comprehencible for students ? what percent of students get the points ?» (Fewer topics)
- But maybe less topics on composites. It is good for those not taking the course Composite and Nanocomposite Materials though.» (No change)

18. Tutorial problems helped to better understand computational aspects

15 svarande

Agree»10 66%
Hesitant»4 26%
Disagree»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 1.4

- Some of the problems were confusing, especially the way they are stated. » (Agree)
- even one of the tutorial problems, or a similar one didn"t come in the exam !» (Hesitant)
- Too fast speed, and sometimes lack of explanations...» (Hesitant)
- It could help us in case students themselves solve the problwem on board, not the lecturer from his/her nostes.» (Disagree)

19. Measuring techniques (labs) were helpful from the point of view of the theory and laboratory practice

15 svarande

Agree»11 73%
Hesitant»4 26%
Disagree»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.26

- However, there could be more of them, covering more topics. » (Agree)
- If nothing was to change, I would suggest to hold the course in laboratory rather than lectures hall!! One» (Agree)

20. Topics to study brought me more into the world of polymers

15 svarande

Agree»11 73%
Hesitant»3 20%
Disagree»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 1.33

- It helps to look at the application. » (Agree)
- 7 minutes for every topic can take no one to nowhere!!» (Disagree)

21. Presentation by Uponor researcher (guest lecture) was helpful

14 svarande

Agree»5 35%
Hesitant»7 50%
Disagree»2 14%

Genomsnitt: 1.78

- I didn"t like the way it was presented, too much appeal put on presentation of the company. A little too invasive. » (Hesitant)
- Who?» (Hesitant)
- For me, being acquainted with nothing from polymers led to just listening ro some irrelevant, boring conferance. It could be thrown at the end of lectures...» (Disagree)

22. Course book was a helpful source to study polymeric materials

15 svarande

Agree»10 66%
Hesitant»2 13%
Disagree»3 20%

Genomsnitt: 1.53

- good material but reuqires a higher physiscal background (thermodynamics)» (Agree)
- It was rather tough.» (Disagree)
- The course book was actually not good...too abstract, and it is hard to keep the concentration on a high level when reading page after page after page filled with formulas...» (Disagree)

23. Binder was helpful as a lecture aid and additional source

15 svarande

Agree»9 60%
Hesitant»5 33%
Disagree»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 1.46

- It could be more organised. » (Hesitant)
- The handout about "Rheological Behavior of Polymer Melts" was excellent. It provides a great simplified description of Rheology and Viscosity concepts. It made things easy and understandable to learn.» (Hesitant)
- The binder could be clearer. The text in the binder is messy...lack of headlines and division of contents into different subchapters» (Hesitant)
- It helped the scattered information look messier.» (Disagree)

24. On the whole you would

15 svarande

Recommend the course»12 80%
Hesitant»1 6%
Not recommend the course»2 13%

Genomsnitt: 1.33

- It could be set elective not compulsory.» (Not recommend the course)
- The course should be more practical, I didn’,t have background about polymers and approximately all parts was new for me, in my opinion we must face to polymer materials more practical unfortunately we skip when we reach the practical parts such as fracture ,yielding(not much),different types and applications of rubbers, composites ,generally polymers applications, but we consist many times on understanding some theoryes .I think the questions of the book are very practical and we should consist more time to consult and think about them (e.gto understand creep and relaxation in practice ).I know becuase of my metal and ceramics background this course havent worked for me I think for next year this willbe a good idea to seprate PHD polymer students with advanced engeeniring material students.» (Not recommend the course)

25. Additional comments

- themodynamics should be added as supplement material»
- I think the lecturers shouldn"t expect the students to obtain this "in-depth knowledge of polymers" within 7 weeks. Don"t you think that sometimes a superficial understanding is in priority than an in-depth knowledge?»

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