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Chalmers Masters Programme Evaluation 2012

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2012-05-07 - 2012-05-31
Antal svar: 1165
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 46%
Kontaktperson: Claes Niklasson»

Masters Programme

Which Masters programme do you belong to?
Select only one program from the list below:
Questions 1-8.

1. Architecture and Civil Engineering

215 svarande

Architecture»30 13%
Architecture and Engineering»8 3%
Design and Construction Project Management»31 14%
Design for Sustainable Development»26 12%
Geo and Water Engineering»17 7%
Interior Architecture»0 0%
Sound and Vibration»15 6%
Structural Engineering and Building Performance Design»60 27%
Architecture and Urban Design»7 3%
Infrastructure and Enviromental Engineering»21 9%

Genomsnitt: 5.51

2. Bioscience, Molecular science and Chemical Engineering

104 svarande

Bioinformatics and System Biology»6 5%
Biotechnology»35 33%
Chemistry and Bioscience»5 4%
Innovative and Sustainable Chemical Engineering»37 35%
Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology»21 20%

Genomsnitt: 3.3

3. Computer Science, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

283 svarande

Biomedical Engineering»29 10%
Communication Engineering»24 8%
Computer Science: Algorithms, Languages and Logic»46 16%
Integrated Electronic System Design»6 2%
Interaction Design»33 11%
Networks and Distributed Systems»22 7%
Secure and Dependable Computer systems»8 2%
Software Engineering and Technology»40 14%
Intelligent Systems Design»0 0%
Computer systems and Networks»22 7%
Electric Power Engineering»18 6%
Embedded Electronics System Design»11 3%
Wireless,Photonics and Space Engineering»24 8%

Genomsnitt: 6.26

4. Engineering for Sustainable Development

80 svarande

Electric Power Engineering»17 21%
Environmental Measurements and Assessments»4 5%
Industrial Ecology - For a Sustainable Society»13 16%
Sustainable Energy Systems»36 45%
Technology, Society and the Enviroment»10 12%

Genomsnitt: 3.22

5. Management of Innovation and Technology

163 svarande

Business Design»18 11%
International Project Management»13 7%
Management of Economis and Innovation»43 26%
Nordic Master in Maritime Management»10 6%
Quality and Operations Management»34 20%
Supply Chain Management»28 17%
Entrepreneurship and Business Design»17 10%

Genomsnitt: 4.11

6. Mechanical, Automation, and Industrial Design Engineering

216 svarande

Advanced Engineering Materials»9 4%
Automotive Engineering»21 9%
Industrial Design Engineering»22 10%
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering»21 9%
Product Development»36 16%
Production Engineering»23 10%
Solid and Fluid Mechanics»9 4%
Systems, Control and Mechatronics»41 18%
Applied Mechanics»23 10%
Materials Engineering»11 5%

Genomsnitt: 5.68

7. Microtechnology and Nano Science

25 svarande

Materials and Nanotechnology»8 32%
Microtechnology»5 20%
Nanoscale Science and Technology»8 32%
Wireless and Photonic Engineering»4 16%

Genomsnitt: 2.32

8. Physics, Space Science and Mathematics

98 svarande

Applied Physics»18 18%
Complex Adaptive Systems»21 21%
Engineering Mathematics and Computational Sciences»20 20%
Fundamental Physics»11 11%
Nuclear Engineering»15 15%
Radio and Space Science»5 5%
Physics and Astronomy»3 3%
Nanotechnology»5 5%

Genomsnitt: 3.36

Background and Introduction

9. How satisfied are you with the Masters programme so far?

1156 svarande

Not at all»12 1%
Not so satisfied»61 5%
Neither/Nor»103 8%
Satisfied»608 52%
Very satisfied»367 31%
No opinion»6 0%

Genomsnitt: 4.1

10. What year did you start the programme?

1158 svarande

2007»21 1%
2008»20 1%
2009»81 6%
2010»512 44%
2011»525 45%

Genomsnitt: 4.29

11. Where did you study for your Bachelor degree?

1157 svarande

Sweden - Chalmers»731 63%
Sweden - another university»44 3%
University outside Sweden»346 29%
Other»36 3%

Genomsnitt: 1.72

12. Are you

1145 svarande

Female»344 30%
Male»802 69%

Genomsnitt: 1.7

13. How satisfied are you with the information (before applying) about the Masters programme (MP)?

Information from home pages, programme administration etc.

1158 svarande

Not at all»26 2%
Not so satisfied»139 11%
Neither/Nor»214 18%
Satisfied»571 49%
Very satisfied»194 16%
No opinion»15 1%

Genomsnitt: 3.7

14. From where did you get the most important information about the programme?

1164 svarande

(på denna fråga var det möjligt att välja flera svarsalternativ)

The web»739 63%
Presentation by Master Coordinators and teachers»390 33%
Presentation/Information within Chalmers»268 23%
Presentations/information outside Chalmers»20 1%
Written information (not web)»81 6%
Friends»461 39%
Other sources (please comment)»33 2%

- I studied computer science at GU, which has many courses in common with the chalmers computer science programme, so I had an idea of what it was.» (The web, Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- Profesors, lecturers, swedish students.» (The web, Presentation/Information within Chalmers, Friends)
- talked directly to master coordinators» (Presentation by Master Coordinators and teachers, Presentation/Information within Chalmers, Written information (not web), Other sources (please comment))
- studievägledare» (Presentation by Master Coordinators and teachers, Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- i was an erasmus student at chalmers» (The web, Other sources (please comment))
- People who were already taking the same Master» (Presentation/Information within Chalmers, Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- LÄnken till mål fungerar ej...» (The web)
- K-g Olsson, head of architecture & engineering» (Other sources (please comment))
- Talked to some master coordinators, but I think there is alot of improvements needed» (The web, Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- the other Students» (The web, Presentation/Information within Chalmers, Friends)
- By asking the master coordinator.» (The web, Other sources (please comment))
- Discussion with the master coordinators.» (The web, Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- Company representants said it was good» (Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- Erasmus Mundus Master Programme, therefore from the specific website of that programme!» (Other sources (please comment))
- If I did not have friends that had taken the program I would not have gone for it because I think the presentation of the program was really unispiering.» (The web, Presentation by Master Coordinators and teachers, Friends)
- Research Papers» (The web, Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- E-mail conversation with the administrator of the program.» (Other sources (please comment))
- Teachers.» (Presentation by Master Coordinators and teachers, Other sources (please comment))
- It was a complicated story.» (Presentation by Master Coordinators and teachers)
- I think the S2 presentation of the masterprogrammes were not so good. It was too little focus on what you would learn in the master programme, and to much on how everyone should follow their dreams (though Petra Mede was cool, I won"t deny that).» (Friends)
- From a Professor in Austria» (The web, Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- I found the program on mastersportal.eu» (The web)
- K-G Olsson, programansvarig Arkitektur och Teknik» (The web, Presentation by Master Coordinators and teachers, Other sources (please comment))
- My former supervisor where I did my bachelors.» (The web, Other sources (please comment))
- older students that take the same programme.» (Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- Read about the program on Chalmers website. It then took me about 7 calls to the administration, master program coordinators and God knows who to find out what courses I had to take in order to apply - none, in the end, since I had a guaranteed place due to my Bachelor in Design Engineering. Funny how no one could tell me that right away? After 5 years, my general opinion of Chalmers" administrative organisation is that is it completely useless. » (The web, Other sources (please comment))
- Students who were already enrolled in the programme» (Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- speaking with former and current students on the phone. There should be appointed students to speak with any applicant that has questions» (The web, Other sources (please comment))
- Since i was naieve enough to think that I cannot contact people "high up" such as the master co-ordinator, I resigned myself to believeing that the information on the program webpage would be the most I can get and I applied for the program with blind faith. This was my fault in a way and hence I would not completely blame the program for it. However, the information on the program home page can be made a bit more informative. Such as how the course homepage on the student portal for Nanptechnology looks these days. It seems to have a map with all the different paths that can be taken and things like that. My program had a map of sorts. But not the kind that is now on the Nanotechnology Program page which is pretty clear. In addition to this, the fact that the program co-ordinators or master co-ordinators can be contacted and that they are available for discussion should be emphasised since people from some cultures find it difficult to raise questions to perceived superiors. Also, information on the different groups at MC2 could be made available as well. People will benefit from it since it helps them decide earlier on what kind of courses they can take in order to make a definite career path and not just take random courses ending up in an unfocussed situation. p.s. Just a point of note. The webpage - http://www.chalmers.se/en/sections/education/masterprogrammes mentioned below does not work. The page displays a 404 error.» (Other sources (please comment))
- other stdents» (Friends)
- But the information from the teachers could have been more structured!! » (Presentation by Master Coordinators and teachers, Friends)
- Took one year off before the master, to narrow it down I used "presentations/information within Chalmers" but for the final decision I used "the Web" and "friends".» (The web, Presentation/Information within Chalmers, Friends)
- Scholarship» (The web, Other sources (please comment))
- I got a contact with one of the PhD students at Sound & Vibration and she offered me to come there and ask question, drink coffee and see the institution.» (The web, Presentation/Information within Chalmers, Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- Other master students.» (Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- A friend who studied his master at chalmers explained to me the differences of the masters program For industriall engineering and managment so that could be something to add the differences between them» (Friends, Other sources (please comment))
- www.studyinsweden.com» (The web, Other sources (please comment))
- Studievägledare på Chalmers.» (The web, Other sources (please comment))
- Very little relevant information provided by Chalmers... To get a honest and profound understanding of the quality and profile of the programme you absolutely need friends to discuss with.» (Friends)
- Going from civil engineering, the information flow at this master´,s programme has been extremely bad. Noone seem to know anything, nothing follows the schedule (if there is any) and the web page is hard to use (or it is hard to find the right information)» (Friends)
- no other source information» (The web)
- I dont understand how hard it can be to have a intoductioncourse for those hwo are interested,probably the younger persons get this naturally but as an older person with no connections it has been really hard to get the info one need.» (Other sources (please comment))
- Email contact with the course director.» (The web, Other sources (please comment))

Your own effort

15. How many hours per week have you spent studying at this programme?

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 programme.

1155 svarande

Less than 30 hours/week»80 6%
Between 30-40 hours/week»363 31%
Between 40-50 hours/week»461 39%
Between 50-60 hours/week»182 15%
More than 60 hours/week»69 5%

Genomsnitt: 2.82 (bidrar till totalt genomsnitt/jämförelseindex)

Genomsnitt totalt för detta stycke: 2.82

Goals and goal fulfilment

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

If you do not remember them please see the homepage:


16. Have you seen the goals of the Masters programme (before now)?

1156 svarande

Yes (more than 5 times)»74 6%
Yes (between 2 and 5 times)»382 33%
Yes (once)»349 30%
No»250 21%
No opinion»102 8%

Genomsnitt: 2.93

17. How understandable are the programme goals?

1141 svarande

The goals are difficult to understand»15 1%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»209 18%
The goals are clear enough»490 42%
The goals are very clear»68 5%
No opinion»360 31%

Genomsnitt: 3.48

18. Do you think the goals are reasonable for a master degree?

1142 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»10 0%
No, the goals are a bit too low»61 5%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»685 59%
No, the goals are a bit high»11 0%
No, the goals are set far too high»1 0%
No opinion»374 32%

Genomsnitt: 3.92

19. Do you think the goals are fulfilled within the programme?

1137 svarande

No, not at all»13 1%
To some extent»176 15%
Almost»288 25%
Yes, definitely»307 26%
No opinion»354 31%

Genomsnitt: 3.71

Programme layout/structure/design

20. How satisfied are you with the programme curriculum?

1151 svarande

Not at all»17 1%
Not so satisfied»103 8%
Neither/Nor»174 15%
Satisfied»648 56%
Very satisfied»161 13%
No opinion»48 4%

Genomsnitt: 3.84

21. Is there any subject/course that you would like to add into the programme?

1131 svarande

Yes»421 37%
No»310 27%
No opinion»401 35%

Genomsnitt: 1.98

- More choices of programming languages.» (?)
- more practical work for manufacturing engineers. preperation of machine tools etc.» (?)
- Network on chip» (?)
- I would like to regret some of my own selected courses.» (?)
- more physcology cours for better understand how people work and to better manage a change for employyes or orgnaisational change » (?)
- Perhaps more courses like Design Tools could be available.» (?)
- failure analasys» (Yes)
- Make more biochemistry/molecular biology courses alternative compulsory, or spread the ones that are more over the year» (Yes)
- Yes, a course in software engineering would be good to have. I suspect it is sought after in the industry.» (Yes)
- Some courses that we can choose in year 2 requires courses that we don"t have the opportunity to follow during our first year. It would have been good to be informed earlier about the 2:nd years courses and have the required courses as selectables during year 1.» (Yes)
- An advanced course in Many body theory (condensed matter)» (Yes)
- Project Management» (Yes)
- - way more technical oriented courses. » (Yes)
- More geotechnical courses and rock courses, Decrease amount of water courses would be better.» (Yes)
- Idea evaluation!» (Yes)
- More elective courses for specialisation. Insurance law, surveying etc» (Yes)
- Usabillity and some more practical courses» (Yes)
- MKB» (Yes)
- More geotechinics, geology and infrastructure and maybe more hands on environmental courses » (Yes)
- More algorithms courses. Advanced machine learning. Advanced type theory.» (Yes)
- Software architecture focused on applications and not hardware systems» (Yes)
- Something more for the Systems track» (Yes)
- Biological Physics» (Yes)
- Theoretical Computer Science (Logics, Cryptography, Algorithms)» (Yes)
- Procurment Risk analysis» (Yes)
- Make the course "Sustainable Energy Future" mandatory instead of optional.» (Yes)
- Individual work. Everything is in groups. I am doing my thesis myself, and I realise how much we could learn from not being in groups all the time. Solid 3D CAD. We learn Alias, and this is supposed to be sufficient. For a job application, if they require good skills in Solid Works for instance,. Could I state that I have that? Or that it is a piece of cake for me to learn that, because I know Alias? I would like to see courses in Adobe"s software as well. Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash for instance. There was a course in Photoshop, but it was in my opinion not qualified to be a Master"s course. Flash is good to be able to create interactive interfaces to test usability. But I never learned or used Flash. » (Yes)
- Fatigue» (Yes)
- To few courses aimed at advanced optics.» (Yes)
- more lectures, theoretical background» (Yes)
- More specialized design courses» (Yes)
- The workshops and theoretical content around Graphical User Interfaces is very weak. The Master is too oriented to developers, but in general developers don´,t want to programma, they wanna get more skills around dealing with GUIs. A course related to the automotive industry interfaces development.» (Yes)
- A course in visual design or sketching, something that helps student to communicate ideas when developing products.» (Yes)
- Some course in mechatronics, but perhaps more suitable on bachelor level teknisk design» (Yes)
- For physics I would like to see more programming courses as many industry related work include software prgramin and knowledge» (Yes)
- It would be valueable to have one mandatory course in project management and leadership since many positions we apply for after graduating wants to see this kind of knowledge in our resumé.» (Yes)
- I"d like to have had some project management course.» (Yes)
- In the line of a theoretical QFT education it would have been good with some material on renormalization. A short course ? A crash course on some mathematical background for quantum theory and differential geometry not included in the bachelor years. i.e representation theory and differential- and Riemannian geometry» (Yes)
- Catalysis course which does not collide with cfd.» (Yes)
- More concrete courses, some subjects tend to be fuzzy even after completed course.» (Yes)
- The changes made after i started are great, but sadly i cant take those courses now.» (Yes)
- ERP systems, IT in logistics, to have a first experience in SAP, often required by companies for internhsips» (Yes)
- More options for project management and business courses» (Yes)
- Excel-course Organizational behavior » (Yes)
- Yacht materials» (Yes)
- Learning the required software in a more structured way» (Yes)
- Ecodesign» (Yes)
- a more applied version of the corrosion course given by the chemistry section. their course are based only on theory and has no applications really. i would like to see more on alloying for corrosion protection, evaluating corrosion and compressing the theory.» (Yes)
- Sustainable energy futures instead of environmental system analysis as compulsory. Less compulsory courses, and more semi-compulsory courses.» (Yes)
- More advanced mathematical engineering courses» (Yes)
- Strategy and corporate finance» (Yes)
- More focus/an extra course on sales» (Yes)
- Some kind of project solving course tightly connected to the industry.» (Yes)
- Advanced cryptography» (Yes)
- More financial mathematics» (Yes)
- As for now there"s two concrete courses which is good. But it would be nice to have the option to also take further courses in steel and timber. » (Yes)
- Railroad engineering» (Yes)
- if possible to add (even) more bio-nano related subjects» (Yes)
- Sustainable development, environmental impact assessment» (Yes)
- some software letures that we didn"t have in our collage in home country, but every student here grasped. E.g. Catia V5, InDesign, Flash,etc.» (Yes)
- Better introduction in the beginning, letting one know what to expect » (Yes)
- 1) I recommend to introduce Verilog HDL and TCL scripting in DAT091 and DAT110 courses respectively.» (Yes)
- Eco-design and a course in Cost calculations for a product.» (Yes)
- Fire protection as a step into fire engineering » (Yes)
- Biomechanics» (Yes)
- Machine learning» (Yes)
- I think, it would be really useful to relate this program with a practical approach. maybe, some practices with the industry or at least project related with real scenarios.» (Yes)
- Computer Arithmetic and algorithms» (Yes)
- An advanced course in wind power modelling and grid integration (in contrast to ENM095 - Sustainable power production and transportation, which is way too basic to be an "advanced level" course in this master program). For those who are interested it would also be interesting to have a course dealing with advanced issues around hybrid electric vehicles (ENM095 is very basic also in this area). Furthermore it would be interesting to have a course dealing more specifically with the challenges of the electric grid of tomorrow, i.e., the development of complex power systems, microgrids and smart grids and how they all interact.» (Yes)
- Applied CFD and applied FEM, training in several common simulation tools is needed.» (Yes)
- some more subjects to electable!» (Yes)
- HVDC courses » (Yes)
- Leadership courses.» (Yes)
- More geotechnins and better road and railway courses, the water courses are the only that keep up to standard.» (Yes)
- Maybe som more electronics and also maybe the ELectric Drives 1 course.» (Yes)
- Project Management as mandatory» (Yes)
- For people having a Chemistry background it should be good to take "Fasta tillståndets fysik" a course I felt I needed in this field but that we"re not able to take during our bachelor» (Yes)
- More about people and interactions between people» (Yes)
- decision making or something about psychology» (Yes)
- in the ideal world the geo and water program are two programs. Because me, don"t really care about the water...still i have to waste my energy on this because its a mess to take courses at GU.» (Yes)
- More relation to working life. More courses and more HOMEWORK!» (Yes)
- There are too few courses to choose from. During one semester you should take four courses and there are four courses to "choose" from. I would like more courses on traffic and road and railway engineering.» (Yes)
- More digital design!» (Yes)
- Conceptual design of building structures. Could be in the context of bridgedesign, high-rises/shyscrapers, light-weight roofs or whatever. Also, the effect of climate on a larger scale is interesting: Aerodynamics of buildings, Urban heat island-effect and so on.» (Yes)
- A course in Linux and its features. Probably as an optional course. I"ve been using it for two years and think that more people should use it. If there was a course in Linux more people would probably be intrested.» (Yes)
- Engineering history Most work is done analysing existing strucutres, how about more structural design?» (Yes)
- When I have started to look for jobs I have seen that a lot of companies requires software knowledge that have not really been used in the Education. In my case I have applied for jobs within Ergonomics and HMI. The software requirements have been Delmia V5 (Ergonomics) and Flash (HMI). None of these softwares are available in courses at Chalmers as far as I know, or at least not to the extent that I would have liked.» (Yes)
- Design Communication. How to sell your ideas or designs» (Yes)
- Courses dealing with structural analysis (more courses in ex. FEM, dynamics, material mechanics etc) Courses dealing with design of larger and more complex structures (such as part of a building or bridge) instead of only structural elements.» (Yes)
- Electric engineering courses» (Yes)
- some courses from technology management and economics (quality and operations management)» (Yes)
- I am interested in geotechnical engineering and I think that there are too few courses in this subject.» (Yes)
- More course about Renewable energy and Hybrid Vehicles» (Yes)
- Some more materials course. » (Yes)
- basic fluid mechanics fundamentals of FEM» (Yes)
- I think that all the courses could be more innovative. It feels like the courses have had the same structure as they have had for the last couple of years and that is not especially inspiering. » (Yes)
- software (!) archictecture. design patterns m.m.» (Yes)
- A course on advanced web technology could be interesting. Maybe also a course in machine-level programming (as far as I know it"s only given in the bachelor in Swedish). The dependability course was very good, but highly focused on hardware issues. A similar course more geared towards high-availability and software issues could be interesting (i.e. construction of data center infrastructure, configuration management and server availability).» (Yes)
- Some kind of internship or practice at a company» (Yes)
- Add more geological courses» (Yes)
- I think all the courses should be more innovative, a lot of the information seems very old and not as "fun" and exploring as it could be» (Yes)
- Microscopy» (Yes)
- Currently we are having courses like "Galaxies and observational cosmology". It would be better if we had separate courses on Galaxies and Observation cosmology. 7 weeks seem to be too short a time to study such a huge field of research.» (Yes)
- More Automation!» (Yes)
- Courses from the specialisation called mathematics at GU.» (Yes)
- Internships & prototyping (course with that focus)» (Yes)
- Slightly bigger focus on modeling social and economic systems.» (Yes)
- Offshore engineering» (Yes)
- Antenna engineering» (Yes)
- Conflict management and Negotiations (could be based on cases "played" by students)» (Yes)
- Invite some emeritus to come and talk about what they do now.» (Yes)
- More buisness reflects and linkage to industry/reality» (Yes)
- Information Retrieval Systems» (Yes)
- introduction to matlab especially for international students» (Yes)
- I would suggest many other more USEFUL subjects for the Master Software Engineering programme. For example, Design patterns, "the real Software Architecture", Enterprise Softwares, and so on...» (Yes)
- I would like to see more courses about programming design principles and such architectural courses, but that"s perhaps not suitable for SET, as I am under the impression that it should be more towards management than developer..» (Yes)
- Project courses, system thinking, relevant cases from the real world, connection in between the subjects and to architecture, a relevant and modern material course» (Yes)
- mechanical design (not as a large project)» (Yes)
- I think its awful that i could combine reading MMIC & introduction to communication engineering courses, since they overlapped. » (Yes)
- Some course on sound design for interaction designers» (Yes)
- Rigid body dynamics » (Yes)
- Business creation or such» (Yes)
- Something about safety for the second automotive year in period 1 and 2.» (Yes)
- Better financial module» (Yes)
- More building physics courses. Making it possible to study full-time within building performance design without having acoustic courses.» (Yes)
- Advanced Excel and presentation technique/retorics» (Yes)
- Perhaps more front end coding involved in the course, not only doing mockups but also build actual GUI"s for example. Could also introduce a follow-up to the Information Visualization course where the techniques learned in the current course are applied.» (Yes)
- Corporate finance» (Yes)
- An optional course which includes a more in depth view of Labview might be useful.» (Yes)
- Metallurgical processing» (Yes)
- Economy and management and Quality!! Maybe some from the I-masters! The programme lacks connection to engineering and future work(except for 1 course!)» (Yes)
- Maybe some more control theory» (Yes)
- More evening courses in computer software, art (such as Kroki-kursen) and on architectural theory (such as "Materiell Arkitekturteori"), and why keep the studio "Architecture for Extreme Environments" when it´,s always cancelled?» (Yes)
- Computer Graphics deals with programming for GPUs, which can be used for solving extremely parallel problems using CUDA, for example. If CUDA, or some other general purpose calculation language was to be added to that course, it would fit very well into CSALL.» (Yes)
- Group psychology (available for IPM students)» (Yes)
- It might be a good idea to expand the machine learning part of the programme, since it is a "big" topic in computer science today and is wanted by many businesses. Artificial Neural Networks (like in MPCAS I think), but taught by CSE professors might be a good start.» (Yes)
- More geotechnics and civi engineering» (Yes)
- It would be good to have a compulsory course on renewable energy systems as this is one important thing that comes in my mind when hearing "sustainable".» (Yes)
- I think it would be good to add some economics or project managment to one course. MAybe not a complete course but in combination.» (Yes)
- I would like to have more specified courses, I think there is only a few courses that really goes deep into different subjects, many is like in the bachelor degree.» (Yes)
- make more of the material coarses from mechanicak engineering mandatory selective so you can get a broader knowledge» (Yes)
- A human communication course» (Yes)
- There could be a couple of more technical courses related to design, like web languages or level design for games. They don"t necessarily have to be new courses but maybe embedded in already existing ones.» (Yes)
- Windpower engineering with both mechanical and electrical focus» (Yes)
- microwave measurement techniques» (Yes)
- software architechture for medium and larger projects» (Yes)
- Some non technical course, loke project managment, business administration etc.» (Yes)
- I think many of the courses are quite similar, they touch upon the same topics. More consideration should be put so that the content do not clash. Some general information are repeated a couple of times. » (Yes)
- More dynamics and less material mechanics although I know it is not really possible. But maybe the fluid dynamics could be something on it"s own.» (Yes)
- similar courses to tailored materials» (Yes)
- Offshore Construction» (Yes)
- More branding courses!» (Yes)
- Bridge Engineering» (Yes)
- Databases. Java» (Yes)
- Electrochemistry as I think it is very relevant to energy related materials.» (Yes)
- Research Methodology» (Yes)
- Image Guided Surgery Biomedical Sensors Practical term or internship at a company in Sweden.» (Yes)
- Education on ISOs (9001 etc)» (Yes)
- I like the new design with different tracks within the program that wasn"t there when I started.» (Yes)
- More Traffic Engineering related subjects that could be selected.» (Yes)
- Biomechanics» (Yes)
- legal, negotiation» (Yes)
- field trip to some industrial park and field trip to waste treatment plants, waste water treatment plants, power production plants, and so on» (Yes)
- Wider choice of courses, e.g. a course in bridge design would be great.» (Yes)
- more introduction course for programming languages like C,C++,Fortran and Matlab. We had a course in matlab at Chalmers but it was not enough for those who have not had at their home university.» (Yes)
- Building economi/material economi» (Yes)
- More discuss courses where your critical approach that you been learned earlier come to use» (Yes)
- I would like to have a course in ecology, or environmental science, not just how to evaluate the environment but deeper facts on how everything is connected together.» (Yes)
- Project management for engineers wasn"t included when I attended the programme but it is now which I think is very good.» (Yes)
- Hightech design vs lowtech design» (Yes)
- product design» (Yes)
- More emphasis and interaction with developing countries" policy makers or other stakeholders in order to have a better understanding of how the situation is. In other words to work in cooperation with some organizations like Engineers without borders, UN, etc.» (Yes)
- more traffic, road and railway engineering.» (Yes)
- More practical courses. For example a course that consists only on laboratory work, e.g. disassembling parts, etc.» (Yes)
- RF IC Design» (Yes)
- Courses about new technologies such as wind and solar power.» (Yes)
- It showed some courese on the web page before I applied and it appealed me, but unfortunely the course which is selected for 2nd-year student is canceled after I attened the programme... It"s really disappointed and frustrated to face that...» (Yes)
- project psychology» (Yes)
- I think it is against the idea of letting the student forming their own knowledge base and study route to force them to choose 8 out of 10 courses + a MTS. In general it would be nice to be able to open up for reading courses in a broader field, such as the advanced separation, industrial economy...» (Yes)
- More PLC programming, and more practical automation» (Yes)
- Some more in depth course on user studies» (Yes)
- Finance» (Yes)
- Interactive Design, Service Design» (Yes)
- Decision making and negotiation. More HR moral stuff. Also it would be good if you offered some kind of international master where ones gets the oppertunity to also lear an extra language.» (Yes)
- Solving indeterminate structures (N,Q,M)» (Yes)
- Methods in argumentation and negotiation » (Yes)
- More traffic planning courses. And more courses overall to choose from. » (Yes)
- Programming with C/C++» (Yes)
- Some course that take care of subjects like entrepreneurship.» (Yes)
- Make a case-based course mandatory such as Strategy creation and change.» (Yes)
- Advanced Heat Transfer » (Yes)
- eHealth should not be mandatory but elective. Instead it could be reasonable to put more attention on antenna engineering since more than one course involves knowledge about waves and antennas» (Yes)
- Something related to human-centered design in automotive engineering, electronic design again this field in particular.» (Yes)
- Vehicle dinamics» (Yes)
- windpower, solarpower and unconventional like tidal power» (Yes)
- Hardware verification and Description Logic in computer science» (Yes)
- micro processor programming» (Yes)
- Agile project management methods» (Yes)
- A machine learning course that isn"t a joke» (Yes)
- General management/leadership course - leadership strategies, power, behavior of people, psychological and sociological aspects etc.» (Yes)
- Programming for Interaction Design, Data visualization, Frontend technologies, Service Design, Real design courses (together with Valand, for instance)» (Yes)
- I would like some advanced courses, especially in LCA and EIA. (In my opinion the courses available at the moment are not advanced)» (Yes)
- Progammes name is Geo and Water, but it could be more geotechnics and more hydraulics courses available!» (Yes)
- there should be one course related to (power system protection)» (Yes)
- Marine insurance» (Yes)
- Marine engines as an elective course» (Yes)
- More commercial software training. Theory is vital but we get essentially no knowledge in how a engineering work on daily basis.» (Yes)
- Data mining Robotics» (Yes)
- Some game Course, where the students learn about important milestone games. » (Yes)
- More AutoCad with Novapoint app.» (Yes)
- There are several courses I would like to be able to take, but the mandatory courses in the first semester hinders this ability. » (Yes)
- more MMIC, RFIC» (Yes)
- There could be some more courses(elective) on optimization or artificial intelligence. For instance, heuristics and constraint programming.» (Yes)
- More negotitation and strategy classes» (Yes)
- Space technologies regarding space systems and so on.» (Yes)
- Operation research Game theory Model thinking Mathematical modelling in complex systems Computational mathematics for complex systems» (Yes)
- I studied Food and Health and I think there could be more practical work. More field trips to factories etc » (Yes)
- more modelleing courses, e.g. CFD.» (Yes)
- more on functional programming and compilers» (Yes)
- more courses regarding traffic and road engineering» (Yes)
- Systems Biology. It is an optional course for us, but I think it is worth to be mandatory course.» (Yes)
- organisational psychology» (Yes)
- MS Project Tutoring» (Yes)
- CAD» (Yes)
- an electable course in computational fluid dynamics» (Yes)
- a more specialized technical course about HVDC and wind turbines ,current course is very general.» (Yes)
- Applied signal processing, with a focus on attaining skills needed to do the most common things.» (Yes)
- Industrial symbiosis» (Yes)
- optimization» (Yes)
- Prostheses and embedded systems as signal communication» (Yes)
- I think this programs needs more structure. It is not easy to see what courses are available to take, and whether they are profile or elective courses.» (Yes)
- Some courses/course related to networking might be helpful from the perspective of job market.» (Yes)
- It is completely puzzling why there is no usability course and no cognitive sciences course. Should be mandatory. » (Yes)
- Algorithm course» (Yes)
- I would like to have more freedom to choose courses, for example research courses are not needed for me.» (Yes)
- An advanced network infrastructure course of some sort, to continue where Routing and Switching technology left off.» (Yes)
- Usability Testing - practical course» (Yes)
- In general I"d like more projects, exams are not a good way of learning on masterslevel.» (Yes)
- More about Real Estate» (Yes)
- More finance» (Yes)
- Risk Management Cost Analysis» (Yes)
- Something about public transport and sustainable urban planning and design. LTH has two courses in these subjects which are very interesting. Something more on "Lagen om offentlig upphandling". It is overall too few elective courses to choose from.» (Yes)
- Corporate finance, eller att den ska in under de första 3 åren på I. Samt argumentation in the way Hjerpe taught us in the Seminar course» (Yes)
- bioinformation» (Yes)
- Basic algorithms and some classical numeric optimization. » (Yes)
- stem cell biology» (Yes)
- entrepreneurship or business course» (Yes)
- Bridge design» (Yes)
- A proper software architecture course would be nice» (Yes)
- change environmental system analysis by sustainable energy futures.... we lack a course we deeply understand about issues such as this... and , as of now, ESA is repetitive with LCA. » (Yes)
- more Linux specific development » (Yes)
- To specifically answer this question, I would have been really interested to see more courses on bionanosciences. There was only one course we had in my program which was Microtechnology (it is today, as you obviously know, not available in the roster of programs). I would have also liked to have had project work, which I do not deny that we had. We did, but I would have liked it to be more than literature study or a field report. It would have benefitted my class much much mroe to actually work on a physical project. An example I can give is ensuring that every student who goes to the program has an opportunity from Day 1 to work in the clean room and to get a Driver"s License. That way, when it comes to the 15 credit project course in the start of the second semester, they and the lab instructors will have the confidence to let the students work on a project in the clean room and of course under supervision but minimal supervision. This way, the students who finish the program will attain real world skills even before they complete their program and will find it much easier when it comes to thesis work. In my program I would have loved the program itself to have been a bit more focussed. I know that many of my friends found focus by working in specific research groups. Unfortunately, students like me don"t quite sit at the top of the class (although not at the bottom either) and hence are not really considered research group material. Throw in cultural or just plain mental difficulties behind asking, requesting, raising questions etc, and you have students who will easily lose out on the multitude of amazing opportunities that the university and in this case the specific program has to offer.» (Yes)
- More elective courses » (Yes)
- Software architecture, learn about how to build large systems» (Yes)
- Transmission design, suspension design» (Yes)
- verification courses needed» (Yes)
- Railway design, hydraulic works» (Yes)
- project planning, cost estimation» (Yes)
- generally many courses includes problems that could appear in reality and are well backed up by the theory, however there are few courses that includes any discussions/information how such problems are dealt with in reality.» (Yes)
- More legal stuff.» (Yes)
- CAD (not alias), interaction design» (Yes)
- More Network courses like Router and switching in cisco Academy environment » (Yes)
- more hands-on courses in terms of instrumentation and design» (Yes)
- More laborations!» (Yes)
- More courses - more choices. Could be interesting to have more courses taht involve discussions and seminares, like the water resources course in the first period year 1 which was a lot of analysing and discussion. This course needs t change structure though. But the goal of that course is to create thoughts and discussion. those kind of courses are very giving. » (Yes)
- More concrete situation with calculation, management decision support system. In some a bit more of hard science combined with soft ones (statistic, probability, microeconomics...)» (Yes)
- There are so many theoretical courses that are just the waste of time and our memory to memorize the 500 page books .Instead give practical courses useful for a career and related to new technologies.» (Yes)
- DAT280 - Parallel functional programming» (Yes)
- I was only able to study the "mandatory" courses since I switched from another program, due to that I didn"t have the opportunity to choose a course which focused on paper as a material, which would have been interesting.» (Yes)
- Sustainable Product Development, Cleaner Production» (Yes)
- Risk management in elective compulsory list» (Yes)
- For the Fluid part something I feel is missing is a course in how the fluid behaves. In the bachelors the course "strömningsmekanik" you can learn the basics, and then in the masters program you can learn how to calculate on it using numerical methods. But there aren"t much of how the fluid actually behaves (other than around 2 weeks in the Turbulent Flow course).» (Yes)
- Some digital/electronics course dealing with logic and processor layout.» (Yes)
- Geotechnics and road engineering as compulsory courses not as elective» (Yes)
- More technical courses related to shipping» (Yes)
- » (Yes)
- mechanics construction and CAD, Application courses for controll and mechatronics» (Yes)
- courses on electronics(embedded systems).» (Yes)
- information visualization» (Yes)
- Courses treating CAN communication and also the newer vehicle protocol FlexRay should be available in this master program» (Yes)
- More creative industries, courses related to technology vs art» (Yes)
- More courses regarding Geotechnics and Rock Engineering» (Yes)
- More modeling courses at non-PhD level.» (Yes)
- Electric power management» (Yes)
- Analysis methods or smth like that. Definitely would be helpful during master thesis and further.» (Yes)
- Technology specific courses: Hydro and ocean power technology, wind power technology etc.» (Yes)
- Ritningslära och CAD hantering, det är dåligt att en civilingejör kan gå fem år på chalmers och sen hamna på ett bygge och inte kunna tyda en ritning ordentligt.. ej heller rita något som kommer i närheten av en ritning.» (Yes)
- Something more practical!» (Yes)
- Integrated Electronic System Design» (Yes)
- Maybe more chemical engineering» (Yes)
- about earthquake. Not only dynamic structural, but earthquake course regarding to building/ bridge.» (Yes)
- A course in C++-programming would be useful.» (Yes)
- oral and graphic presentation skills personal evaluation with teacher more tutorials a clearer follow-up between first and second year of master more information about master thesis before it starts process course and skills practised throughout the master» (Yes)
- Mechatronics, thermodynamics» (Yes)
- Some sketching course, could be semi-obligatory» (Yes)
- Would love more wrokshops as a part of the studio projects,prefarabely 1:1 workshops» (Yes)
- Before the so called "Room acoustics" it would be good to learn room acoustics. This first course could have the name "room acoustics". The present course could change name to "applied room acoustics" for example. That would be really great!» (Yes)
- BIM» (Yes)
- More CAD» (Yes)
- Graphic Design and Sketching» (Yes)
- Six sigma» (Yes)
- Air tightness of buildings (Paula Walgren) Green building certification» (Yes)
- Course in Testing would be a good addition during the first semester.» (Yes)
- more electable courses in hvac, building physics. » (Yes)
- A very clear communication before the start of the course or an introductory course for Matlab could be added in the first quarter. More practical labs and courses like Chalmers formula student.» (Yes)
- more process engineering related courses» (Yes)
- Hydrogeology» (Yes)
- A course that is more focused on the environment» (Yes)
- - Race car engineering course - Advanced Hybrid Vehicle course» (Yes)
- Petroleum Chemistry» (Yes)
- There is no specific one, but biomedical engineering is not only signals as Chalmers do in the first year of the program. Too much emphasise on signal courses, and not so many in biology and this is wrong according to my opinion, as bio is related to biology and related sciences. » (Yes)
- The Algorithms course should be obligatory on all Computer Science masters (or perhaps bachelor...)» (Yes)
- more renewable energy i.e sunpower, windpower, wavepower. there has been a lot of focus on power plants so far» (Yes)
- More courses concerning CFD, for example Turbulence Modeling from Applied Mechanics» (Yes)
- The old project course that I took, which was 15 cr.» (Yes)
- One can always add more. Hard to tell now if there is a need. Better to ask graduated students.» (Yes)
- C and C++ programming for game developers. Focus on the differences between Java and C++, and what a skilled game developer need to know. (This is for the game design track.)» (Yes)
- Railway Engineering and planning. City planning.» (Yes)
- Computational methods for reliability and risk analysis» (Yes)
- More project courses, more courses on system level (rather than calculating vct in one concrete beam)» (Yes)
- power system protection» (Yes)
- Something about machine learning » (Yes)
- Lean» (Yes)
- Microcontrollers related course» (Yes)
- More security based courses» (Yes)
- I really enjoyed the Information Visualization course, and would love a follow-up to that one, but which focussed more on the practical aspects of infovis (since the one we had was almost purely theoretical).» (Yes)
- Making a course which will provide concrete guidance about spacecraft making and controlling. » (Yes)
- A real course in Architecture (if not on bachelor degree in IT programme).» (Yes)
- A research methodology course» (Yes)
- Research methodology» (Yes)
- An applied course in common communication protocols would have been great. » (Yes)
- Leadership & communication level 2» (Yes)
- Det borde vara mer tydliga och bredare inriktningar för vatten, trafik, geo etc. Ibland finns inte så mycket att välja om man vill inrikta sig.» (Yes)
- CCNA, CCNP, MCSE.» (Yes)
- More courses about renewable energy production, mainly wind and solar. Some more electrical power engineering courses could be integrated, for the students with that background.» (Yes)
- I would like to have the option to select more IT courses.» (Yes)
- For procurement it would be very valuable to have some kind of introduction to law and contract reading.» (Yes)
- General management, leadership etc. Like TEK030» (Yes)
- More sales, basic accounting/finance for those with non-economy background, negotiation, presenting» (Yes)
- It would be nice if we had more choices to choose. » (Yes)
- In the track of computer systems, maybe Computer Graphics can be added, and the Compiler Construction can be removed» (Yes)
- Swedish» (Yes)
- VLSI design, RF Electronics» (Yes)
- Sales, we do a lot of marketing and packaging year one, but no sales studies» (Yes)
- Multi-core CPUs have become rampant in many applications, therefore programming paradigms like OpenMP and MPI are widely used and it is essential to include an advanced course covering these subjects.» (Yes)
- Some management part so you can choose a more "soft" orientation, and not soft as lazy but like not so much Matlab stuff...» (Yes)
- Any optimization course » (Yes)
- More focus on building technology and building physics» (Yes)
- Innovation management» (Yes)
- More sales, financing for startup and negotiations» (Yes)
- Geothermal energy is definitely not highlighted enough» (Yes)
- Possibility of industry collaborated projects. » (Yes)
- Advanced Quantum Field Theory» (Yes)
- should be more engineering» (Yes)
- Economy, Mathcad, How to build a house/bridge, » (Yes)
- chassis design» (Yes)
- I would like to add biololgy, since there is a focus on environmental design and we often deal with these kind of questions, I actually think biology students would be good to have in the class» (Yes)
- More infrastructure classes, at least one railway course. » (Yes)
- Negotiation Theory. It was a 2 lecture/workshop in the Service Contract Management course. The whole Service Contract Management course would be good to add in except it has it"s own flaws in not being so practical. If the SCM program improves then I would recommend it for my program.» (Yes)
- The fluid track of the programme is very much based on how to calculate the fluid flow numerically. Maybe an advanced course in fluid dynamics could be added. » (Yes)
- Software ergonomics, Project management» (Yes)
- Architectural debate and rhetoric, centering on architectural politics.» (Yes)
- Stochastic optimization algorithms (belonging to the physics department) seams consistent to our program as well.» (Yes)
- A course about popular communication and interfacing standards currently used in Industries.» (Yes)
- Frugal engineering» (Yes)
- After the control theory courses, there should be a course which covers implementation and practical aspects which is not handled in the theory based courses. This particular course should also be totally project based, meaning that the lectures should always be related to the project. I am aware that there is a course which sounded like a course which should fulfill that purpose, judging from the master programme presentation, but the specific course is not what I expected. And that is the course "Embedded control" - it should be called "Computer related history and philosophy" in my opinion.» (Yes)
- More guests from / field trips to industry. More courses in how to design things in a clever way, similar to the courses in "maskinkonstruktion" and "maskinelement".» (Yes)
- More technical courses, that could include detailed lectures over the programming(coding) skills.» (Yes)
- I think that the programme coordinator could give some advices on what courses could be of interest when taking the non-compulsory courses (4 pcs). Eg. the course Environmental Aspects on logistics and Transportation is a good complement to the master Technology, Society and the Environment.» (Yes)
- Some one like me who his only passion is concrete and courses related to it how can be satisfied? I mean we studied heat and moisture, Indoor climate, FEM which I think instead of these courses I could`ve studied deeper in a field which i really like...» (Yes)
- Agile project management and product development project management, may not be a separate course, but a least several classes in a course» (Yes)
- A easier way of choosing courses from other program. The courses are to fixed now and if you want to take some more they dont fit with the schedule.» (Yes)
- CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Professional » (Yes)
- A more deepened Excel course» (Yes)
- Academic behviour, how everything works , with extra courses, personal choise, duggor , tentor praktik, for me who is from social-group 3, this has been the biggest time eater, not to speak of how unfriendly people get when they have a chance to rise above....» (Yes)
- Less robotics courses and more complex systems simulations.» (Yes)
- Sales» (Yes)
- Product development, processes of innovation and company start-up. A lot of the courses focus almost solely on analysing current systems, but not on approaches to develop new ones.» (Yes)
- Something about the software for telecom equipment» (Yes)
- Lean Production - in Sp1 or Sp2 also.» (Yes)
- More courses within the division of structural engineering » (Yes)
- The offer of elective/optional courses for some study periods was very limited.» (Yes)
- Some of the elective courses such as Change management.» (Yes)
- Make sure Revised courses are good before starting.» (No)
- There is a large room for choosing various elective courses in the programme, which is good.» (No)
- (Not related to this question, but the link in question 16 didn"t work)» (No)
- After all, the one course I would add, Classical Electrodynamics, has already been added to the programme. I"m a bit concerned with the removal of the course in Classical Mechanics, but maybe it works out fine. An earlier introduction of group theory methods would be useful.» (No)
- You should make it easier to study abroad for a full year!» (No)
- Good with so much free choises» (No)
- Quantum informatics as a quasi obligatory course» (No)
- Just more flexibility with choosing courses» (No)
- It is good that my program, Intellectual Capital Management now offers 2 elective courses (total 15hp)» (No)
- The freedom to choose (semi-) elective courses provided a great way of "customizing" the curriculum.» (No)
- Maybe add one more opportunity to have the lean course, some friends have stated that they want that.» (No)
- But I would exclude packaging from the compulsory courses» (No)
- But some courses overlap to much» (No)
- There have been too much management and too much repetition » (No opinion)
- Since the programme is already changed (doesn´,t really exist any more)this question is kind of irrelevant.» (No opinion)
- it"s nice to be able to chose courses from other programs» (No opinion)
- The courses in computational biology and dynamical systems are partly overlapping. They could be restructured to allow for more other material, e.g. on time series analysis.» (No opinion)
- It seems difficult to sign up to courses "owned" by other programmes. What"s up with that?» (No opinion)
- I think if we are interested in a particular course in another program we can get it without any limitation. » (No opinion)
- more study visit and contact with the industry...» (No opinion)

22. Are there any courses that you think should be heavily revised (or even removed) from the programme?

1144 svarande

Yes (1 to 2)»513 44%
Yes (3 to 4)»83 7%
Yes more than 5»7 0%
No»371 32%
No opinion»170 14%

Genomsnitt: 2.65

- The mandatory project course in the spring creates issues for people who would like to study abroad.» (?)
- Most of the first years courses are not applied mechanics at all, in my opinion, they are very theoretical, never to be used, fundamentals of mechanics. I think it is a bit missleading to discribe this programme as "applied". Automotive Engineering (vehicle dynamics for example) is applied mechanics to me, even though some of their courses are too non-scientific to be called engineering.» (?)
- The "programme" is a set of disperse compulsary courses. The relations between these courses have to be evaluated and motivated.» (?)
- The recommended courses after Christmas year 1 should be revised,structured in a another way. » (?)
- The AI course needs better administration» (Yes (1 to 2))
- the rigid body course» (Yes (1 to 2))
- There should be a fourth branch of the program which deals with industrial biotechnology. This could contain the courses in industrial biotechnology,systems biology, metabolic engineering.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Computer Networks, overlapping old courses. No focus. Too diverse» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The content in some courses are too scattered.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Marine economics» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Computations in mechanics» (Yes (1 to 2))
- modelling and problem solving» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Modelling and problem solving in civil engineering» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The AI course is sadly more about project management than AI. It needs more lectures and fewer but more in-depth assignments.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- MMIC course should be extended to 15 credits, covering two periods. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Data Aquisition and data handling in systems biology Biopolymers and biocomposites» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Freight Distribution» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Operations Planning and Control, as it is now this course focuses on learning without understanding. The book provides information on the format "this operation is good in this situation" without explaning why or providing any basis for understanding how the different theories goes together. This course needs to be remade so that it focuses more on an analytical learning. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- wave loads and seakeepng, Should be there but changed.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Operations Strategy» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Yes, but I think it is on its way to put the most important ones in the beginning and put HVAC later.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Simulation of complex systems, we had a new teacher so maybe it becomes better next year. But it did not have any content to follow and the lectures where very vague. Complex systems seminar. Feels like I"m wasting 7.5 credits going to mandatory lectures that often clash with other courses.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Modelling and simulation, good content, not well lectured. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- EAU and RAC» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The course Transportprocesser which every year have a extremely high number of people failing. There is something in the exam that do not fit the course, obviously.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Operations improvement project could be more as a project within a company and not another batchelor project. This meaning more regularly status-meetings with supervisor at Chalmers. This can maybe be a little less theoretical and more practical - for example finding projects that can lead to more connection with the company involved and even finishing with a pilot project at the company to see if the work can do some good.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Operations strategy year 1, period 3 » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Computations in mechanics, add a fortran/python course» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Customer relationships Production Flow Management» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Global Chemical Sustainability. I didn"t learn anything I didn"t already know from BSc.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Marine economics. No challenge.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Research methodology - Make into small part of other course since uninteresting in current format» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The idea evaluation course. If that is done, much more people will apply for the program since it will enable them to study one semester abroad. Also the VEF course can be removed.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- LCA course should be restructured. It teaches basic stuff but the project depends more upon MS excel skills, which gets repetitive and boring after some time.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The metal processing: casting, forming, joining - course should be removed or altered. there is no way a course with 4 graduating parts having a different examiner on each part works in reality. the workload is huge and the course is more about finishing assignment rather than having any time at all to repeat and reflect on what you are actually learning.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The term paper course. It is absolutely dreadful. Mainly because of the teacher (Benedikte Borgström) but also because its timeslots collides with the other courses.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Surface and nanophysics should be revised. I found it hard to learn anything, not because I knew anything beforehand, but because of the structure of the lectures. I know there"s other students who don"t agree with me though.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Head and Moisture and material performance need to be heavily revised! I think that the two courses shoud be combined into one. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- More associated courses to choose from» (Yes (1 to 2))
- BOM035» (Yes (1 to 2))
- applied nuclear chemistry» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Heat and Moisture and Materials Performance should be heavily revised. the content is good but the arrangement of the courses is not that good. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- The focus today is too much towards Image processing and analysis, it should be more up to the student which way to go within the program. Also, eHealth and bioelectromagnetics should be revised and considered whether it should be contained within the progamme.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Interaction Design of Social Media and perhaps Tangible Interaction» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Social Media for interaction design» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Artificial Intelligence, project course lp4 2011 could be better with more lectures.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The GIS course - It"s way too easy, the stuff taught should be something people learn in their bsc. Geotechnics - Could be a lot better organized. Why are there not home assignments or realistic projects?» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Yes, the course "power electronic converters and applications" should be removed from recommended courses. Or at least it should be mentioned early on that Power electronic converters is a rquirement and electic drives an recommendation. That course is way to heavy on the electronics to be recomended as it is now.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Operations Strategy needs a refreshment. Operations Improvement project needs a more devoted teacher and more structure. Even if the class is very small. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Mecatronics» (Yes (1 to 2))
- not removed but reduced. Innovations management and research design are both very extensive courses and doesn"t really fit in to 7.5hp» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The leadership course was a bit lame.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Material Performance is pretty much the same course as we took in the Bachelor programme, only in english. It could be heavily shortened to some 3-4 ECTS. It could be turned into a laborative course focusing on testing and designing and controlling building materials, for example engineered wood products, mixing concrete, or laminating glass. Also, Heat and Moisture engineering isn"t the best course. It focuses on details that I"m not sure is worthwhile spending time on. Either way, they shouldn"t be compulsory. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- I don"t think that we should have to take a theoretical deepening course in engineering. Perhaps for someone that wants a "Civilingenjörsexamen" but not for someone that only wants a master degree. I have taken a lot of engineering courses in my bachelor degree so I think that is enough.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Product Lifecycle Management» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The Nuclear Chemistry course needs either.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Term paper and seminars» (Yes (1 to 2))
- I feel that the course Heat and Moisture engineering is very porly taught. The aim and the knowledge of the couse is important, but the teaching is not very good and therefor the learning outcome from the course is not very high. This is very sad since it is a mandatory course for the master programme. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Production Management, Production systems» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Advanced software architecture som innehöll för mkt hårdvara» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The Logistics course is too basic to be in the late 3rd semester.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The Material courses (Material Performance and Heat and Moisture) are not at advanced level, the teachers does not listen to the students and there is an attitude that I do not think appropriate at Chalmers master programmes.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Dynamical systems is way to rhapsodic» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The course "Design project in Systems, Control and Mechatronics" should at least offer one automation project.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- ESA-course and LCA-course needs some changes» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Foundations of prob. theory was just a recap of earlier prob. courses with some measure theory. It"s better to take a course in measure theory instead. Mathematical modelling has a bad teacher.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Physical ergonomics - remove or revise. Material, manufact... - Revise» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The term paper course are not » (Yes (1 to 2))
- The 3 PM module at Northumbria has very much in common with the modules during the first year at chalmers. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Courses from Northumbria University: Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, Project Sustainability» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The biorefinery course should include more on the topic of where are we today and how does the future look. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Advanced chemical engineering and process analytical technologies» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Both of the Distributed Systems courses need to be heavily revised, and preferably include more recent topics, like distributed databases and perhaps more focus on how self-stabilizing systems are working today. Examples would be nice as well.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- systems biology course too broad as a single course,should be revised» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Heat & moisture engineering and materials performance. The courses are important but out of date, the level is too low and the exams Ifind does not measure valuable knowledge but the ability to for example draw straight lines. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Operations strategy» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Yes the product development project. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Antenna engineering could focus more on what we actually need to know and less on math.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- enterpr.ship and proj. management» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Methods of interaction analysis» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Vehicle dynamics, it needs a shape up. And i have strong beliefs in that the examinator will fix that.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- business marketing and purchasing (dreadful course) project planing and market analysis (bad administration, don"t get final grade for 5 months! and feedback is very late)» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Material performance should be heavily revised. Also Sustainable building should be more focused on engineers if it goes under the engineering master.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Environmental management - either needs to be heavily revised to appropriately address the audience (largely students with engineering backgrounds) or should include a module "crash course in management concepts" in the first ~2 weeks of class. Sustainable development - the syllabus is too expansive, I would sacrifice some breadth for a little more depth.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems engineering course does not really fit into the program. The material is almost completely covered in other courses in the program, and the little knowledge that extends beyond that does not justify the course. Besides, the course in it self was quite poorly executed. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Design Processes and Management » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Modelling and simulation shouldn"t be mandatory.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Materials Performance and Heat and Moisture engineering. The subjects are somewhat relevant, but the structure of the courses is horrible. Maybe they shouldn"t be compulsory for students taking the Structural Engineering route.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The methods course should be devided up between all other courses instead of having one methods course. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Remove "Leadership in Architectural Professions" (Master’,s thesis preparation course) and revise "Design Systems"» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Applied Mechatronics, needs some more "Applied Mechatronics" Robots and Robotic Systems, great robot labs (thanks to Nyquist), the rest of the course needs some rework.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- AI, to much writing reports» (Yes (1 to 2))
- International Projects Organisational Project Management» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Models of Computation should be revised. If one fails to complete the elective assignments, it becomes extremely hard to get enough "points" to pass the course, even with a passed exam. There is no point in me trying to take a re-exam, since I have too little points from the assignments. My best option is to take the course again next year. The course literature also seems a little too hard, considering the fact that I took the course in my first year of the program (before I took Programming Language Technology, for example).» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Heating, ventilation and air condictioning» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Think the changes that have been made recently are good» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Modelling and simulation Applied Mechatronics » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Artificial Intelligence was a pain.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- I think that Advanced Chemical Engineering and process analytical technology was too easy, only a breif description of different operations.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Aesthetics of interaction» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Embedded control is not as good as it could be.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Machine learning has great content but was very badly administrated by responsible. Parrallel function programming need a trim» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Embedded Control Systems is way too fuzzy.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The "Applied Coordination Chemistry" course should include more work load, as it now doesn´,t realy reaches the 7,5hp » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Autonomous agents should be revised so that it doesn"t span over two study periods despite having all it"s credits in just one of them. Algorithms should have it"s focus taken away from hefty assignments and more focused towards exercises.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The examination form in some courses seems a bit mismatched with the content of the course. To have almost all of the course credits for redundant exam in a project heavy course seems like a sub-optimal solution. The courses affected by this is primarily Software Product line engineering and Model driven engineering.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Ergonomics» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Ergonomics should be changed (but I think it has been already! And the Design for Quality... course should be revised, but as it was held the first time this autumn, that is quite natural)» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Since in Biotechnology programme we had three tracks to follow, namely biomaterial, food science and biomedicine, so there"s no reason for courses like system biology and industrial biology to be compulsory. Compulsory course like Biochemistry and molecular biology is fundamental and we are ok with that, but the two I named are totally irrelevant to all three directions according to their contents. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Building Materials The lectures in this course could be much better. Building Physics The lectures in this course could be much better.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Structural Systems - heavily revised. Materials Performance - revised or removed. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- There are low quality on the courses "Building materials" and "Heat and moisture". They need to be changed in some way.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Research Methodology» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Research metodology would be benefitial to either have within the bachelor level or as a recap in conection to the master thesis» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Freight and transportation system» (Yes (1 to 2))
- water courses» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The lectures in the course Product developement project was very fundamental (1st year bachelor level at times) - needs to be revised. The course in finite element simulation in design also needs to be revised, way too much time was spent on the software which was had A LOT of bugs.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- I have talked whit the local prof.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Physical Distribution as an elective course that you have to take if you want the autumn year 2 to be 100% elective should be removed. Gave absolutely nothing.. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- eHealth. I know a lot of people in my class like this course, and I think it could be revised to be really good. Right now I feel that we haven"t learned anything new since the first couple of lectures. All lectures are at approximately the same level (like an introductory lecture), without raising the level through out the course (which I think is because most lecturers only hold one lecture and they are not aware of what we have already learnt during the course so they all go trough the same things for the first half of the lecutre, but with a little different angle). The focus is very much on what the field looks like today, what is the obstacles, what is the importance of the field, what is happening in the field. This is all interesting, but it is more of an introduction to what is going on in a field, than teaching us ways of problem solving, ways of thinking or giving us new tools to have in our mental toolbox. We"re not taught anything that we can use when we go out to work, it"s only a site seeing of how it could be to work. I also think that there is too much focus on signal processing in the programme, but that is more of a personal preference since I realize that it could very well be important for many jobs in the area.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Geotechnics» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Advanced Software Architecture. Also Software Leadership and Quality Management, however that course seems to have been removed already.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The Introduction to Embedded Electronic System design lab series are not suited for students that do not know VHDL.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Structural dynamics feels really malplaced.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Sustainable power production and transportation (improve lectures)» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The leadership course should be revised and renamed. The idea of the course is good, but I did not like how it was carried through. Today the course is too personal, it should be more academic and give students access to relevant sources of information about leadership.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The course in Modelling and problem solving was catastrophic. I got a grade 5 but a learned nothing. It is sad that it is compulsory» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Vehicle dynamics, due to the current lecturer.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The course in heating and ventilation should be removed, or at least revised to fit into the program better.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Course: Sustainable electric systems - Need to be revised or at least change the Examination teacher.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- construction coverment (revised heavily) Design project management (removed/revised heavily)» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The complex systems seminar (2011/12) should be heavily revised. It is mostly a waste of time since the presentations are often on irrelevant topics. The presenters get too little feedback on their work. The Simulation of Complex Systems course is too basic (2011) and could accomodate more meta-discussion on modelling approaches and what simulation models really tell us.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Embedded control systems would be better if there was more connection between lectures and the projects (which are really interesting) » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Discrete event control optimization and real time systems» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The Social Media course needs lots of more work» (Yes (1 to 2))
- My opinion is that "Innovations Management" and "Reasearch Design and Methods" are way to extensive. Both of these courses correspond to 7,5 points each but they acctually, with no exaggeration, feel like 15 point courses. You do learn a lot, don"t get me wrong, but come on. There is a price. Many of my friends had a lot of anxiety. Some of them acctually got gastric catarrh. Is that they way to go? They need to be revised so that they correctly represent the 7,5 points which they have been appotined. I am surprised that the school of chalmers does not, more often, look into courses to see wether the workload is fair. I have seen the syllabus for other similar courses in other swedish and international schools and it is quite obvious that the syllabus from these two courses at chalmers cover more then they should.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The methods course should come earlier » (Yes (1 to 2))
- The course Heat and moisture engineering. The teaching is not good at all since the teachers don"t agree on facts. The project inte the course is a joke, not serious at all and we did not get any info about what the exam would be about.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- R&D strategy and organization is too similar as the Technological Change and Industrial Transformation» (Yes (1 to 2))
- computer networks» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Solid course Structural Dynamics for Fluid division» (Yes (1 to 2))
- eHealth revised» (Yes (1 to 2))
- It is good that diagnostic imaging isn"t mandatory any more, cause if you want to have another focus than imaging it is hard was hard to find time for all the other courses. Image analysis did not have the most inspiring lectures but I have heard that it was better this year than last.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- "Interstellar medium and star formation" could be revised to get a more analytical approach rather than phenomenological.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Its, for me, too much industial processes. The first 6 months felt like a course in turbines and combustion. It is important but not to that extent» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The "project work only" courses (last year"s Industrial and Technical Challenge projects). The need at least a lot more technical and theoretical background to be useful.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Real time systems where not very informative.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The machine learning course. It should definitely not be removed but it needs to be heavily revised. In my opinion the teachers involved in that course shouldn"t be allowed to be responsible for courses at Chalmers » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Production Management - the course name proposes a management view production. Actually the contents were a little different, and there were repetitions. Better alignment of course name and contents necessary, more general management aspects, skills for future leaders.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Similar content in emwc and in fundamentals of photonics. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Nuclear chemistry. Could be a good idea to change the lecturer to someone who doesn"t consider failing 80 % of the student his greatest achievement in life. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- IPR010 was way to heavy on workload compared to the learning outcomes, i.e. a lot of pointless work to do. Aside from that, I think all engineering Bachelors"s include a project management course - why again?» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Advanced Software Architecture needs to either have a basic course in the bachelors or be reworked. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Simulation Engines, more focus from the teacher, and higher demands. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- The prepare course for master thesis should be more focus on the future thesis work, and more clear about the purpose of the courses. Because the prepare course I took this year is not of clear purpose of education to improve one skill, but also has little relationship to prepare for master thesis.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- International Business Relations» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The first semester of the program should not just include mandatory courses, especially since the quality of some of the courses are very low. Materials performance and Heat and moisture engineering are embarrassing for Chalmers, the courses are basically the same as in the bachelor (Byggnadsmaterial and Byggnadsfysik) but in english, e.g. why do we have to carry out exactly the same experiments as in the bachelor? Why can"t the teachers explain their subject in a way the students can understand, instead of explaining, they offend the students asking. Some times I think the teachers react this way in order to hide their own lack of knowledge in the subject. Furthermore, why don"t the teachers arrange for a course evaluation of these courses? I feel like I have wasted 15 credits on courses that won"t make me into a better engineer. The credits could instead have been used to enable deeper knowledge in structural engineering, which is my field of interest. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- mechatronic design embedded control systems - this year very unclear and vague content, hardly any connection to the course material etc. due to new teacher?» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Termpaper and seminar should be revised, the termpaper was sooo boring. Customer relationships should focus more on strategy and negotiation skills.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- 1. Structural Biochemistry» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Artificial neural network» (Yes (1 to 2))
- ACAD could be more advanced, more surface modelling.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Adv. Chem. Eng. and PAT: Remove the PAT part or improve it A LOT.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Algorithms» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Hevily revised, The design project» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Complex systems seminars» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Design Processes and Management» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Design and Construction Project Management is the weakest course» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Research Design and Methods. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Finance» (Yes (1 to 2))
- More serious MTS course » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Term paper and seminars» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Embedded control systems » (Yes (1 to 2))
- The goals are set too low in some of the chemistry courses (not the first course Nuclear Chemistry)» (Yes (1 to 2))
- RAC is not a good course. Way too much work for little amount of knowledge. The criteria for degree 5 is a joke, after all the work that we put into it.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Science of environmental change» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Heat and moisture. Läraren Tang är ingen bra föreläsare, han pratar om sådant som inte är relevant för kursen och det blir tröttsamt att lyssna på i längden. Sedan har han svårt för engelskan vilket gör att han får fundera för varje mening han ska säga vilket också blir påfrestande att lyssna på. Alla föreläsare i denna kursen hade för långa powerpoints med oftast för mycket text på varje slide. Vi hade en inlämning i denna kursen som inte gav mycket nytta. Det kan även tilläggas att kursen FEM-basic (som går parallellt med Heat and moisture) överbelastade studenterna alldeles för mycket. Man fick helt bort prioritera Heat and moisture vilket är fel. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- The Machine Learning course was horrible. The teacher was barely understandable when he talked, and his slides didn"t help much either. The book he recommended used completely different ways of introducing material and getting help and feedback regarding labs was very cumbersome.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Source Coding (Probably is removed now).» (Yes (1 to 2))
- User centred design: skipped this course partly because I already studied this area and partly because it focuses on the design processes instead of the basics of user centred design. Information Visualisation: is actually more of a cognition course. it focuses on how things should be but gives no experience in actually making visualisations. The analysis of interaction design should be revised towards usability, but I know they are already working with revising this course. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Advanced topics in distributed systems» (Yes (1 to 2))
- linear control and embedded control should be heavily revised» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Distributed systems should be completly remade It is by far the worst courses I"ve had during my 4 years at Chalmers. It could be intresting but does not work in its current form. I"d like to learn some about the technology of spotify or amazon etc., which isn"t mentioned in the courses. The best courses are Fault tolerant and realtime systems, whatever you do.. keep them, they have excellent quality!» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Pollution prevention, global chemical sustainability » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Financial Management is not a good course. Project Management needs to be better as well, today, the course is to light. Revice MOCI to be 10,5 hp and PM to be 3,5» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Aesthetics of interaction Interaction Design Methodology are both rather pointless, pretending to do science but in the end you learn nothing from it» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Nuclear chemistry course ,This course is very difficult to pass.I attend many time but still now its not possible for me to pass this course. Not only me many student try to pass this course for long time .so I thing chalmers should remove this course as a mandatory .Many student not able to finish masters only for this course . » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Microwave engineering» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Strategic Management» (Yes (1 to 2))
- I do not think that engineering geology should be mandatory.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- R&D Strategy was too much repetition» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Human Response to Sound and Vibration, Design of Silent Products» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Complex systems seminar» (Yes (1 to 2))
- drug development» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Kursen term papers & seminars passade inte riktigt in de övriga kurserna under höstterminen. Den kanske kunde integreras i de andra kurserna. Som student från chalmers, är man dessutom mer införstådd med hur vetenskapliga texter ska skrivas. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Advance Production system was unfortunately not at the advanced level that I was hoping. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- courses overlap each others e.g. Automotive engineering with ICE and VTS» (Yes (1 to 2))
- VEF » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Software architecture» (Yes (1 to 2))
- ESA vs LCA.... change ESA for sustainable energy future... or industrial energy systems.... or make it really different one from each other. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Software architecture, and » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Financial management» (Yes (1 to 2))
- heat and moisture engineering, indoor climate and HVAC» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Knowledge and learning» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Advanced Software Architecting, was about real-time systems» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Advanced aerodynamics, Vehicle and traffic safety, aerodynamics, hybrid vehicles and control» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Term Papers and Seminars - It hade a few good points but it took too much time compared to what you got out of it» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Traffic and urban planning» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Global Chemical Sustainability. I think it is the worst course that we had in Chalmers and it is the first course the exchange students has. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- design processes» (Yes (1 to 2))
- International projects could be improved.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- I wish I"d never taken Applied Mechatronics. And it should not be semi-obligatory or anything else.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- the electable course strategy change and creation is pretty much just repetition from other courses, but lower level (undergrad course) » (Yes (1 to 2))
- R&D, remove» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Ergonomics and Human factors - Very basic course for master"s degree Advanced CAD - Need lot of improvements» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Advanced Cad, could be improved. The link between master project and course product planning and market analysis, could be done better. Now it is two separate courses with own goals, but with the same final goal. Difficult combination. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Even if imaging is not of interest, one is still forced to do image analysis plus diagnostic imaging especially if one does not have a background in chemistry !» (Yes (1 to 2))
- term paper and seminars should at least be a "graded" course, overlaps between courses the first reading period could be avoided by communication between the courses » (Yes (1 to 2))
- The wastewater engineering course needs more skilled teachers. We"ve had computer exercises where there are three teachers present but only one knows teh program and can answer our questions. I think that"s really upsetting. The water resources course should have a lowered amount of work. More discussion and open seminares instead of just project after project. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Customer relationship (too much repetition and overlapping with others courses) Freight transport system (not clear enought)» (Yes (1 to 2))
- TIN171 Artificial intelligence» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Discrete event control and optimization is very easy and similar to discrete event systems. The education (mainly professor and supervisors) in Distributed systems is really poor. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- CFD is too heavy, Design of industrial energy equipment.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Integrated product development» (Yes (1 to 2))
- There is a lot of overlap between the courses, maybe this can be looked at.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Nanoscience, this course was really terrible. Do somethin real instead. Look at the Quantum Matter course by Henrik Johannesson. The first quantum mechanics course was not good and could really be at a higher level.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Product LifeCycle Management» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Materials science, with the bonus points that can lift an exam grade from 3 to 5 only based on bonus points.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- CFD, to much workload in to little time, it is also a "dugga" in the middle of the course that is acctually the real exam but I belive that they call it "dugga" not to break Chalmers regulations. I also doubt that Chalmers is OK with the fact that you only can recieve grade 5 by: well written exam, well written report AND oral exam. The recomended course Risk Management and safety was extremly bad, I was embarrassed towards the foreign students by the shape of the course, among all bad things was the fact that us Chemist had more compulsory hours than the rest even though the course credits and name on the paper was the same, then we also had assignments every week but I have no idea if I did them correctly or not => I didn´,t learn anything because of the lack of feedback, we only got a grade in the end I have no idea what it was based of... I was glad to hear that they are going to change lecturer so hopefully the course would improve but I beg you to look in to this because the course "var under all kritik!"» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Modelling and simulation needs to be revised. Some of the controll theory needs to be removed and replaced by more practical courses.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- There should be soil lab testing course » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Materials selection and design, the lectures were no good, but the concept is. Environmental prod. development: There should be test aded so that you could get more than just one grade. I felt like I did very much in the project, but other that didn"t got the same grade. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Heat & Moisture engineering. The problem is not the curse, it is the teachers and the lack of excercises. Extemely bad litterature and it is a reason that so many people failed the exam. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- The Digital sketching course should be adjusted to last for a maximum of two periods (not three periods like it is at the moment), because it"s extremely inconvenient for many students (due to master thesis etc.). Ergonomics should be removed or only be mandatory for students that haven"t done the course before, but bachelor students already had a similar course in their 2nd year in bachelor. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Materials performance should be revised since it"s to similar to a course in the bachelor. Same goes for heat and moisture engineering. Both courses also use far to much powerpoint as a teaching aid-to an extent that it lessens the possibility to understand and keep up.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Structural systems- bra med preliminär dimensionering, men ser inte poängen i att "ranka" olika byggnader. Riskutvärderingen var ganska tafatt också. Applied dynamics-tillämpa mer för VoV» (Yes (1 to 2))
- HVAC systems engineering should be improved or become optional. Sustainable electric power systems needs to be revised for next year, but that"s to be expected since it was the first year it ran.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Geotechnics Material performance» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Computer Networks(Basically is 2 courses, should be split into computer networks and network programming) Network Security(Should be examined on a basis of take home exams or projects as well with a final presentation... too much theory cannot learn so much information with other courses and labs also running in parallel)» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Advance analtytical chemistry and systems biology shouldn"t be mandatory» (Yes (1 to 2))
- In general I think the courses can be on a higher level. More advanced rather than repetition of undergraduate courses. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Structural dynamic is good, but too deep study (i dont know if it will usefull during work or not). better to use something close to real case in civil engineering.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- 1. Software Leadership and Quality Management» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Mainly Heating, cooling and air conditioning engineering systems. I can"t see why this course is compulsory.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Complex systems seminar (it"s boring and doesn"t give much enough)» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Materials, manufacture and design engineering» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Yes, Heat and Moisture. The lectures have to be more clear and maby reduce the amount of teachers. It was very hard to find time for the course because the work load of the FEM course.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The starting CAD-course does not have to be obligatory. I think there might be other courses that should be there instead.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Design of Silent products must be better. If it can not be improved this course should be deleted. This year this course was just not serious. Room Acoustics also needs to be improved. As it is now it takes too much time and the structure is awful. However this course have the potential to be really good. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Fundamentals of photonics needs revision» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The project course should be in the first year, so you can finish every mandatory thing that year.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Finanical Management, Project Management» (Yes (1 to 2))
- I think Sustainable Energy Futures should be elective for those who come from programs that contain a lot of environmental courses (like chemical engineering at Chalmers) If this is not possible, perhaps the course could be revised so that it gives 7.5 MTS credits, so that extra courses outside MPNUE would not be necessary to get a degree» (Yes (1 to 2))
- applied mechatronics , PLM » (Yes (1 to 2))
- This two courses are very important, but are not well organized. The teaching was not good. Heat and Moisture Engineering Materials Performance» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Sustainable development - I would have appreciated having more scientific and sociological lectures that offered different and perhaps even contradictory view points to discuss and less hippie propaganda. Nordic Architecture - The question discussed (Is there a Nordic architecture... etc) could be re-vised. It would have been more interesting to have a less introverted approach and place "Nordic architecture" in a global historical context instead. Additionally the course is quite basic and could be half as long and not compulsory for home students. Personally I thought this course was a waste of time and I would never have chosen to do it.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Advanced Software Architecture did not feel relevant at all to the programme, heavy fouces on hardware rather than Software, poor guidance. Only good part was the german (?) who talked about actual software architecture. Model Driven Engineering was a good course in theory, but the layout was immature and concepts could be introduced in a better order. Also the tools used sucked, the teacher said there was better tools from Microsoft used in the industry, why can"t the course be done with them?» (Yes (1 to 2))
- yes, the CAD-course. Should be improved and updated.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Heat and moisture and material performance should not be mandatory! Material performance is covered in the bachelor and could be even more specialised and volunatary. Heat and moisture is a worse version of the bachelor"s byggnadsfysik and does not cover anything further. It is of no use for students taking the structural engineering branch after christmas.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Although aptional: Genetically engineered foods» (Yes (1 to 2))
- ssy150 Multimedia and video communication ssy145 wireless networks» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Some are too simple, like statistical inference, others are unnecessarily hard, like functional analysis. A better balance targeted at students with homogeneous background would be great. Sometimes there is too much time spent explaining basics to students with very different background from engineering physics/engineering mathematics.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Corrosion» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Modeling and Simulation shouldn"t be mandatory especially in the very first quarter. Applied signal too. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Combustion Engineering should not be so heavy as a lot of students are not very familiar with chemistry. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- The modelling course, but I think this has already been changed.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The AI course wasn"t at all what I expected (too much writing and too few lectures), and the Methodology course was too diffuse...» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Leadership» (Yes (1 to 2))
- the leadership course was not very good.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- I think that the game design track should have less focus on interaction design and more on game programming.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Heat and moisture engineering needs to be revolutionized, it is neither up to date, interesting or challenging at this point.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- MDE revise » (Yes (1 to 2))
- power system analysis: should be heavily revised, needs to be structured, add power transformers topic, expand several topics such as balanced and unbalanced faults. Books contain well structured topics then why not to brush the course program according to the "power system analysis. John J. Grainger, William D. Stevenson". power electronic converters: replace teachers, who did not try their best to explain topics. We were left merely alone with our course book. Thanks God, we had good book to study on. All tutorials need to be corrected - a lot of misspelling. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Computational Biology, Simulation of Complex Systems, Dynamical Systems» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Data Conversion Techniques» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Research design and methods, if not removed it should be shortened» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Molecular Electronics» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Operating systems» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Unfortunately, Methods of Interaction Analysis was a little bit unsatisfactory. It also had some scheduling difficulties.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Embedded Control Systems needs revising. While the content is interesting, the quality of the course was so bad that Chalmers ought to be ashamed.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- It may be possible to make Heat and moisture engineering a bit more organized. FEM basics could be shifted a bit from theory to practice. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Advanced Software Architecture (should focus on either basics or advanced, not both), Software Product Line Engineering (should focus on whole BAPO)» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Foundation of probability theory should be before Stokastisk analys. Mathematical Modeling should be revised not really so clear what that course should give a student.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Merge advanced ICM Theory and KBBDM» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Kbbdm & advanced ICM» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Embedded system control, make it better!» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Not mandatory with Nordic architecture» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Design, process and management (7,5 Hp)» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Model and problem solving, Man fattade inte vad som var meningen med kursen, vad man skulle lära sig och till vilken nytta. Ingen visste detta ens i vecka sju. Environmental risk assessment in engineering borde också revideras då den var dåligt planerad av de olika lärarna och man fick ingen feedback samt de hade ingen granskning av tentorna.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The economics course in the second year are ridicouls. Not what entreprenours needs to learn and the teacher is everything else than good.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Linear Control System Design (revised), Embedded Control Systems (revised)» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Embedded control systems» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Term Paper and Seminars - bad coordination and unclear goals. Freight Transport System - too basic. Like a basic course in logistics. Not master level.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Introdcution to electronics system design. More lectures about VHDL basics should be given, to the simple definitions of electronics system. Otherwise, the lectures are boring, and the labs are difficult.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The "optimization - a first course" is a unsatisfactory course. The subject is not presented in a good way and the mathematical formulation is awful, and the course book is horrible.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- More about energy, building physics, control systems, daylight, solar screening, » (Yes (1 to 2))
- VEF should be changed» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Courses should include feedback from teaching staff Environmental product development needs to be more closely guided by teachers.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- introduction to vehicle and traffic safety» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Project in Applied Mechanics: the project should be changed to something else. The information was very confusing, especially for the EMA-group. Different answers from different teachers.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Water and environmental engineering» (Yes (1 to 2))
- * The DTIM course needs significant changes. The market criteria is 100% on the final exam and the exam was build for academics and not for the business designer! E.g. one exam question was "what did X say in the article Y?" . Seriously, students don"t learn from this. We just cram our knowledge the day before and then forget it all afterwards. We prefer workshops and practical simulations based on real life cases. Furthermore there is an overall lack of "valuation" studies. We touched on it in the DTIM course but it wasn"t in the exam. Additionally, the valuation was at a basic level for those wanting to value a company. What about those wanting to value intangibles? The ICM track needs this sort of learning. I.e. practical workshops on patent and other IA valuations.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Ubiquitous computing» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The course antenna engineering needs to be revised. An antenna course in the programme is a must in my opinion but this course as it was given this semester was a disappointment.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The construction governance course is very difficult to grip, the lectures are broad and the content feels like it is not well planned. The grading system, with several assignments should be revised. We did not even get feedback from them, i have no idea how i performed and it have not given me anything for the future, because i do not know what to improve and what was good. I think the grade on the assignments should affect the course grade, which only relyed on the exam. The course design processes and management was planned very badly. Not much information, the lectures was not framed in a good way, i could not see any point of them. Tutors giving feedback the assignment was not even informed about the content before meeting the student. Revise heavily or remove. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Machine learning was without doubt the most worthless course experienced suffered since attending at my first class at an age of 6.... The subject is good, but the people running it are not. Parallel functional programming. Too much haskell which, to be honest, doesn"t seem to be that useful for parallelism. Let the course be about more erlang instead. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- TDA956 (Hardware description & verification) MCC091 (Introduction to Integrated Circuits) » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Embedded Control: This course should cover everything from a practical aspect which is necessary to know to be able to apply skills from previous control courses.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Distributed Systems. Very bad course.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- The CFD course should be made as optional course for the students from solids track.» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Environmental Systems Analysis» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Heat and moisture (remove) FEM (revise)» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Strategic management» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Leadership and Communication» (Yes (1 to 2))
- There should be more preparation for MATLAB especially for the Industrial Biology course. Most of the international students have never used MATLAB before and it"s very difficult to catch up given the limited time during the study period. Systems Biology is a very boring course and it"s very hard to understand the contents and lectures in class. The handouts are not easy to understand. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- Heating and ventialtion needs to be completely remade because it"s a complete disaster right now. I don"t really see the need for a complete course in the subject. It seems more like a part of something else since there are so many other things that are more relevant. I would also strongly suggest that the courses Computational Fluid Dynamics and Combustion Engineering do not collide as the do now because many people wanted to take both but couldn"t. I took both courses but the terrible schedule meant that I couldn"t spend enough time on either course which is a shame. The courses go very well together. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditionning) systems engineering did not work very well. This is especially a problem as the course is compulsory. » (Yes (1 to 2))
- I would split up structural engineering and building performance from the beginning» (Yes (1 to 2))
- wastewater engineering» (Yes (1 to 2))
- Fo students with bachelor degrees from chalmers mjany courses are repetition of things we have done before. e.g. advanced alanytical chemistry, no new learning goals and poorly organised» (Yes (3 to 4))
- All the "methods"-courses overlap heavily. Also the design courses: prototyping, information visualization, graphical interfaces, etc Way too much redundant knowledge tought.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Not removed, but revised: Advanced Passive Safety (but I think this is ongoing), Advanced Active Safety (does the student really meet objectives, are they too low?), Engineering of Autmotive Systems.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- production managemnet and production systems, production project pre-study» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Aesthetics of Interaction: The workshops and even the AIM of the whole course is incomprehensible. Graphical Interfaces: Lack of proven "success cases from industry", poor and contradictory feedback from teachers in workshops and an exam methodology that prioritize to memorize content from an excellent book instead acquiring knowledge. Interaction Design of Social Media: No connection between the lectures and the workshops. The course project aim is even unclear for the teachers and the schedule has been not respected and more than the 50% of the lectures were cancelled without precious advise from the teacher. Methods of Interaction Analysis: content interesting, but lectures and literature should be improved (not much content at all). Many schedule issues with teacher.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Nordic Architecture is really boring and ancient. The matter space studio have the worst organization, lack of communication and very confusing information. The head teacher really needs an assistant to keep track of everyting and present clear information and make sure the goals for the course are followed.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- ACEDPAT and AST should be revised. CFD examination is questionable since the examination is not entirely anonymous.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- The level of the teaching has been very low compared to the standard at the bachelor programme (Eng Physics). A lot of lecturers that are not interessted in teaching!» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Power Market Management is a kind of course which might be of use to a limited number of graduates who enter to Power Market business. I will never go to that field and I think it"s not the right time to put that course in a Master Program. These kind of general courses can be placed in Bachelor program if seems necessary. Also High Voltage Technology was a kind of course which I won"t use in my future career and I didn"t enjoy. I think HIgh Voltage Engineering was enough. Another course which seemed very general and a lot lower that the level of a Master course was Sustainable Power Production. I had chosen Chalmers to study my Master because I had read on Chalmers website about this course, and I was expecting a lot more practical useful course other than what was offered in reality in Chalmers. A lot of attending students belonged to other non-electrical Master programs and this shows that this course was a very general basic course, maybe more suitable as a Bachelor course.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- The six sigma course is not good, the projects are very different, some är excellent and some are really bad and it is difficult for the student to influence that. The lectures are not adjusted for us students and they are often badly performed. The grading is not transparent and unfair. The managing operations processes course adds very little new knwoledge. The research methodology course is very slow. The course 2011-08-26 12:00 Strategic Management and Economics of Intellectual Property has a project that is enourmous, without given the proper time or bonus points. Also, the teachers gave some projects really hard critizism, which was unfair and acutally mean. » (Yes (3 to 4))
- ASAT - not what you"ve expected after the sat course in the bachelor. GCS - worthless and easy, nothing that enhanced my education. MTS course - WTF is this shit? Why do I have to do this? Its not like these things a unknown problems to engineers now days... Waste management - The plastic part was probably new and interesting 10 years ago, now days that is rather obvious... » (Yes (3 to 4))
- Road courses, they builds on 100 questions without learning outcome, and the exams are built more with statements instead of questions, easy to misunderstand them. Geothecnincs could be built more with a project work to increase understanding.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Materials performance, Heat and moisture engineering and Geotechnics do not have the same quality as the FEM- and material courses (Concrete, Steel, Timber).» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Construction governance, Environmental Management, The project management course could be incorporated in ánother course» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Risk Management, Change Management, Lean Production and Transportation Systems» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Course in Geotechnics should be revised, courses during autumn year one should be revised, especially courses in building materials and heat and moisture. Teaching in those courses are definately not satisfactory! Courses in geotechnics doesn"t seem to be at master level, they should give more guidance as to how design and analysis of geotechnical structures can be performed. Couple geotechnical courses to other design courses such as structural concrete, maybe a joint design task? eg. design and analysis of concrete slab in concrete course and design of piling foundation in geotechnics?» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Distributed Systems was awful. It"s an interesting and important subject, but the course should be heavily revised to be more practical, and the presentation of the material needs to be improved. I worked in the field for 4 years, and I often had the feeling that the slides were factually wrong. The labs for Unix internals should be closer related to the subject matter. If a new similar course will be constructed, e.g. with a focus on Linux instead of BSD, a lab to write a little kernel module might be fun, for instance. In general, most courses, especially the labs, seem too easy for master level. Only the two real-time systems courses were really challenging so far. I prefer a more project oriented approach for labs, i.e. one larger project, possibly in a team of about 5 people that spans over the whole course.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Systems biology, Industrial biotechnology» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Applied Mechatronics (now known as Mechatronic Design) - Complete revision, there is no "applied" in this course. Robotics and Robot Systems - Highly interesting labs, otherwise not. » (Yes (3 to 4))
- Marine transport systems and Marine propulsion systems was a waste of time. Ship resistance and computational hydrodynamic, Ship geometry and hydrostatics and Wave loads and sea keeping were all very unprofessional.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Very bad structure, content and examination way: Sustainable development(the examination is not about knowledge but just to memorize lecture slides), Science of environmental change (Too heavy), Environmental system analysis(really bad!!), Environmetal management(too much included, and too heavy workload), Applied industrial ecology, LCA-course» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Environmental systems analysis Environmental analysis of water All courses with environmental in the name!» (Yes (3 to 4))
- The ones we had in Newcastle were by big parts similar to what we"ve already done at Chalmers the year before. So those courses should be compared to what we"ve done before and replaced I think. The one that was new for us was environmental management. » (Yes (3 to 4))
- Take away Production systems, no comments. Move Production management to lp1 and PEWD to lp2, and run project course as 15 credit course during spring. » (Yes (3 to 4))
- The material courses held at the beginning (manditory) are incredibly poorly managed. These (Material performance, Heat and Moisture Engineering) should be heavily revised. They are important subjects, but the courses are just repetition of undergraduate courses conducted in poor english. NOT good enough for masters studies.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Less overlap between courses. » (Yes (3 to 4))
- Life cycle assessment, Environmental management, Environmental system analysis» (Yes (3 to 4))
- CAD, purschse and marketing (removed), PPMA» (Yes (3 to 4))
- The structure whit a lot of assignments and projects in the courses, which has lacking of information, and are not reflecting the lectures are taking a lot of non-learning and understanding time. I feel that i want to read and understand more of the course material to get a feeling for the subject and be able to have more confidence in my knowledge regarding my courses taken. Heat and power, Design of industrial energy equipment, modelling and planing. » (Yes (3 to 4))
- Source Coding Multimedia Communication Wireless Networks» (Yes (3 to 4))
- NC-CAM course need to be more guided, and a little bit harder/ more content. Advanced maufacturing systems was NOT an advanced course at all.. advanced metal forming and casting course needs alot more structure, especially the metalforming part was not good at all.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Material Performance Heat and Moisture Engineering Geotechics (optional)» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Materials Performance, Heat and Moisture Engineering, Structural Systems: Design and assesment. More emphasis on other building techniques and materials beside concrete since the future sustainable building sector is demanding a change. The master program is right now a bit narrow-minded.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- MDSD was very chaotic, some research courses» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Power system analysis, Power system operations, high voltage technology» (Yes (3 to 4))
- MVE140 - Foundations of probability theory Pointless course. Spent less than an hour in total, got a 5. Shouldn"t be mandatory. TMS165 - Stokastisk analys - del 1 (fall 2010) Good course, but way too easy. An important subject that should be done more thoroughly. MVE095 - Options and Mathematics This class should be held much earlier. maybe lp2? I know it might be difficult to arrange for I students to do it earlier, but for students at MPENM it is too easy at that stage of the programme.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- » (Yes (3 to 4))
- Unix Internals: the professor doesnt know how to talk in English and the labs are inefficient with irresponsible lab assistants. Internet Technology(Computer Networks): The lecturer "Elad" doesn"t know how to teach and just wastes time ,the lab assistant for configuring networks doesnt respect students and is just there to scare students . Distributed Systems : the lecturer is very knowledgeable but has much difficulty conveying it in English,and the lab assistants are not qualified for this course (they are the same as unix internal course ) Routing Technology : is a great course but it should be held over two study periods instead of one and its credits should be 15 instead of 7.5 ,the lecturer expects impossible goals for the course Our program is called networks and distributed systems but its courses concerning networks and distributed systems are awful and is good just at the security track!!!! In one point you wonder it was better if you just took practical courses online instead of wasting time and money in a famous university like CHALMERS!!! » (Yes (3 to 4))
- E-Health, Bioelectromagnetics and some other courses that are mandatory.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- The most crappy ones so far have been Random Signals analysis, Manegrial economics and Multimedia communication.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- The courses given by Building materials (i.e. Materials performance and Heat and Moisture) are not good at all. Quality of lectures was definitely lower than in other courses in the programme.Projects were graded differently depending on which of the examintors graded them (this was poitned out but nothing happened). Also, there was no chance to give an opinion on these courses since no course evaluation was sent out. The course Geotechnics, given right now, is unorganized and lacks literature (if I pay for a compendium I expect more than powerpoint slides and equations that refer to BKR). » (Yes (3 to 4))
- Leadership course for 5th grade - way to abstract and long The whole Urban and architectural design laboratory structure is strange - too much research in comparison with actual result Thesis preparation and thesis - could use more guidance and following up during the work. Yes, you should be able to work more or less independently, but not on your own! Nordic architecture course could be shorter and include bigger questions Sustainable professions is just a useless course with too little reflection and connection to the profession» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Heat and Moisture should be removed» (Yes (3 to 4))
- I understand that be able to work in groups really is very important at a work. But on the other side the most important goal for me right now, is to get as much technical skills as possible and I feel group projects don"t give me that kind of skills. I would really prefer more technical courses with focus on pure technics and the opportunity to really sit down and focus rather than having a lot of group meetings.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- Building physic courses has low standard and bad exams.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- The CAD course needs to be a lot better. Having a background in mechanical engineering at Chalmers I must unfortunately say I barely learnt anything new about product development during the Master"s programme. Ideally the second year should be free from mandatory courses in order to make it easier to study abroad.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- While the courses in the master programme fits well with aim of the master programme, the overall academic level of the content needs to be improved. » (Yes (3 to 4))
- The first QOM-course (TEK145) is a "trailer course" with different subjects each week and getting to know the course mates. A good thing, but not much news having read the I-bachelor. Did not feel like 15 credits, an option to read an elective course at the same time could be nice. The SP2 courses TEK150 and TEK161 where really good and had the standard I expected the courses to have. Operations Strategy TEK156 could be much better, did not learn much more than during the week in the TEK145 course. The case gave some practical experience, but still I had higher expectations of the course. Research Methodology TEK290 would be better to read as a part of the bachelor thesis, or as an optional course. Even if I haven"t got any good suggestions on hand, the slot could be used better. The Project in Operations Improvement course TEK165 could improve with better projects. The information of the mandatory elective projects should be co-ordinated better. Now the information came after the last application date for the product developing project, and no news from previous year were given.» (Yes (3 to 4))
- ALL the mandatory courses need major revision.» (Yes more than 5)
- water courses» (Yes more than 5)
- Most of the courses of this progamme are such a complete mess! Firstly, it"s really rare to find some of them that are related to the job market or real life cases because usually they are either too abstract or too complex things that no one else uses out there . Secondly, some others courses are really bad when it comes to organization (ambiguous info about assignments, exams, diffuse lectures and so on). Please, take a look at some official courses of IT industry that are out there (Oracle, Microsoft VMware), then you will have a very clear picture about what I mean. Moreover, lectures, assignments, recommended literature and written exam"s content usually are not related to each other in some of those courses. So, by the end of the period it is normal to find yourself not able to take exams even though you have been studying intensely in that time. (Just to mention, we had a teacher that provided us one question in his home exam that we only could answer by reading "A SWEDISH ARTICLE". But, help me out right here... Is this a master programme in English or not?) And on top of that, this knowledge sharing is completely inefficient because it"s too time consuming. We have to come many times per week to University to attend to mandatory group meetings, which oftentimes we spend more than 50% of the time just wondering about what we are supposed to do. In other universities, it is possible to learn things properly spending much less time, specially if everything is organized and the subject"s goals are well stated.» (Yes more than 5)
- I think the subjects in most courses were good, but more content or especially more deeper knowledge could have been added. As Chalmers is a school for engineers, I think the courses in this Master need to be more engineer oriented, with more calculations and tools to able to use in real application.» (Yes more than 5)
- Tangible Interaction - update the content with current technologies and redo the schedule for projects. Social Media - Useless in this way Graphical Interfaces - Instead of small exercises and implementing a board game on screen, it would be highly appreciated to have more "portfolio" level outcome Prototyping in Interaction Design - Adapt according to what was needed in the courses afterwards (photoshop, arduino, processing, paper prototyping, flash, rationale argumentation).» (Yes more than 5)
- The whole programme must be rebuilt. At this this point chalmers architecture is the unpaid whore of the market, and it wants me to be it minion, no way, It needs to find its core again, but it feels like most of the interests are connected to moneymaking and personal benefits. With no soul one easily come to that solution. The way i see it Chalmers Architecure are paid NOT to educate people in architecture, but instead it is a filtration-unit for autodesk and skanska. I havnt learned anything about architecture but everything about how to win a competition or how to stretch the truth in order to buy a Porsche Chayenne. Yes I am bitter, i thought that the university were a place where universitality (truth)was the goal. but instead im an biological slave for actors in the market.How this came to be architecture is strange, But logic( see about money, above) » (Yes more than 5)
- But science of environmental change where not a good course due to unsufficient pedagogy from teacher.» (No)
- But some exterminators (e.g. Dan Andersson & Kenth Lumsten) could preferably be changed to someone more pedagogic» (No)
- The course in Artificial Intelligence, that is optional in the programme, had trivial project assignments and subjective/arbitrary grading in an environment that repressed creativity. I"m glad that I didn"t study Computer Science, because that education just seems to make zombie output of ambitious input students.» (No)
- Maybe the R&D organization course should focus only on organization (maybe on internally focused strategy, but no industry analysis!!). We have to organization courses and the overlap with Economics of Innovation and TCIT was large. I think spending more time on organization would have let us go deeper, but maybe this is not the focus field of the teacher either?» (No)
- But, I have not taken so many of the courses, since I"ve done a exchange year, and got quite much recognized. » (No)
- But tell if the courses are not on master level» (No)
- The courses are chosen perfectly and need not be changed. Of course new technologies are always added to improve the quality and standard of the program» (No)
- I think all courses that were compulsory in period 1 and 2 were relevant and good, but perhaps a course like "Risk assessment and decision support", which was in period 3 and not compulsory, would make more sense as a compulsory course than for example "water resources and environment". » (No)
- Not heavily. The courses that were delivered during the first and second study period of my program could have been a bit deeper and could have pushed students to do more reading on their own to clear the course i.e., leaving the basics to the students to read up on and focussing on the actual focus of the course.» (No)
- not anymore.» (No)
- But all of the coursers standard must be higher!» (No)
- Since the programme is already changed (doesn´,t really exist any more)this question is kind of irrelevant.» (No opinion)
- The course Power System Analysis should not be removed but perhaps revised. This is due to lack of structure and competence in teaching. Moreover the simulation program used in the course is quite bad.» (No opinion)
- All the courses I have had complaints with have either just been heavily revised and needed some more time settle or they have been revised just after I took them.» (No opinion)
- I think the changes made to the programme last year was good and is very thought through.» (No opinion)

Programme administration

23. How satisfied are you with the programme administration?

Programme administration means in this context the programme director/coordinator.

1157 svarande

Not at all»32 2%
Not so satisfied»90 7%
Neither/Nor»169 14%
Satisfied»549 47%
Very satisfied»267 23%
No opinion»51 4%

Genomsnitt: 3.93

24. How satisfied are you with the support from the Student centre?

1152 svarande

Not at all»31 2%
Not so satisfied»83 7%
Neither/Nor»155 13%
Satisfied»488 42%
Very satisfied»266 23%
No opinion»130 11%

Genomsnitt: 4.1

Study climate

25. Did you feel welcomed by Chalmers and the staff at the Masters programme during your first days?

1155 svarande

No, not at all»16 1%
To some extent»77 6%
Quite OK»197 17%
Yes definitely»561 48%
Excellent welcoming»244 21%
No opinion»61 5%

Genomsnitt: 3.97

26. How satisfied are you with the cooperation between you and your fellow students?

1149 svarande

Not at all»8 0%
Not so satisfied»52 4%
Neither/Nor»81 7%
Satisfied»482 41%
Very satisfied»508 44%
No opinion»19 1%

Genomsnitt: 4.29

27. How satisfied are you with the opportunities to come in contact with teachers?

General impression of the staffs accessibility.

1155 svarande

Not at all»9 0%
Not so satisfied»48 4%
Neither/Nor»105 9%
Satisfied»546 47%
Very satisfied»429 37%
No opinion»19 1%

Genomsnitt: 4.21

28. Do you think that the student opinions and results from course evaluations have significant impact (taken seriously by the Programme coordinator)?

1150 svarande

Not at all»62 5%
To some extent»185 16%
Could be improved»318 27%
Yes, definetly»410 35%
No opinion»176 15%

Genomsnitt: 3.39

29. How large percentage (%) of the teachers in the core subjects within the Master programme have a good pedagogical ability?

1134 svarande

0-20 %»35 3%
20-40 %»106 9%
40-60 %»327 28%
60-80 %»478 42%
80-100 %»188 16%

Genomsnitt: 3.59

30. How large percentage (%) of the teachers in the core subjects within the Masters programme have a good ability to teach in English?

1146 svarande

0-20 %»14 1%
20-40 %»58 5%
40-60 %»184 16%
60-80 %»386 33%
80-100 %»504 43%

Genomsnitt: 4.14

31. To what extent is your knowledge/competence from your Bachelor degree sufficient to attend this programme?

1147 svarande

Very poor»6 0%
Poor»28 2%
OK»107 9%
Good»337 29%
Very good»659 57%
No opinion»11 0%

Genomsnitt: 4.43

32. To what extent do the courses in the programme make use of, develop and deepen your knowledge/competence from your Bachelor degree?

Please answer in % of total amount of main/core courses

1148 svarande

0-20 %»45 3%
20-40 %»122 10%
40-60 %»316 27%
60-80 %»458 39%
80-100 %»208 18%

Genomsnitt: 3.57

Summarizing questions

33. Considering your experience from this programme, would you choose this programme if you could turn back time?

1152 svarande

No»38 3%
Probably not»56 4%
I would consider it»141 12%
Yes - probably»343 29%
Yes»567 49%
No opinion»7 0%

Genomsnitt: 4.18

- Depends» (?)
- Yes» (?)
- It is a big mess.» (No)
- ave not learned much the past year, and i don"t think we been treated that well from the programme. feels like the institution (PPU) doesn"t want to be in contact or care for the students. » (No)
- Lack of information and confusing and unclear goals. » (No)
- Low standard, and the teachers doesnt teach us basics only formulas to apply. And because the roads are quite bad I would choose to go to KTH and their infrastrucure instead.» (No)
- Because I feel it is to wide.. im not learning anything specific and it is a lot of repetetive work and too little work. It is to easy» (No)
- I have not learned much in this programme. The compulsary courses are few and the one that I have taken so far are of low quality. (The exception is Real-time systems.)» (No)
- The courses have been the same for decades and there is a lack of interest from the teatchers to make the lectures and tasks more up to date. I feel ignored as a student and the only courses I feel really saticfied with does not belong to MPSEB. I think the standard is too low and this could damage the reputation of Chalmers.» (No)
- I would choose another: CAS.» (No)
- I would choose "Production enginering" instead» (No)
- I think that I would most likely have gone the CS:ALL route instead, as it seems to have better courses and teachers overall.» (No)
- I really regret my decision! When I came to Sweden I thought that university teaching quality would in fact vary from country to country and unfortunately it does not. Back to my former university, despite its not good education services, it was even better than here because, over there, I could at least go to do internship in industry and get work experience beside my studies. But here, I can"t do anything as I"m also not learning things properly or at least the things which I need know to be able to find a job in my field. I feel like I"m completely tied, bound wasting time and money. Why don"t I just roll back?! I would love to do that If I could. Unfortunately I"ve invested all my savings in this "adventure" and now I have to take this burden until the end.» (No)
- Absolutely not. As written above the courses are held in a very unprofessional way and we learn alot more in the courses at Applied mechanics. » (No)
- Lack of connection with engineering! Seems like the sustainability-dept are not working for deep understanding for the sustanability when it comes to this masterprogram which includes environment,TECHNOLOGY and ECONOMY!!! » (No)
- I think it is a good program but if I would choose again I dont think it is the best program for me to reach my goals.» (No)
- The job market of other Electrical engineering master programs are better.» (No)
- too much courses, less practice, which means I can learn it myself.» (No)
- I would not take it because of the department of Product Development because they are not listening to their students and their needs.» (No)
- u mentioned my reason by answering previous questions » (No)
- I found out that many other branches of engineering (EESL, Space Engineering, Electric power engineering, etc) can do what we are suppose to do, but better than us. I still do not understand what a biomedical engineer can do better than others since it is a halfway from different disciplines. I cannot get the feeling of the "needs" for biomedical engineer.» (No)
- The curricula is designed by what are the teachers" interest instead of listening (even following) the industry"s needs. Being a design degree, and from service design / human-centered design perspectives the education is rather poor. It wouldn"t be hard to look how is it done in Umeå or Valand, or even Malmö to produce quality degrees as output.» (No)
- If I could turn back time why would I live the exact SAME life I did the first time!? But seriously, I guess I prefer more modelling so I would do the math program or the one at mechanical engineering.» (No)
- Too focused on shaping the student in the same shape. Too few elective courses and the encouragement to studies abroad have been minimal. There seems to be a way of thinking that the master program is complete with no faults even though the variety is small compared to other universities. Lack of competent teachers with regard to teaching skills and pedagogical instruments is below all critisism. And also concerning the master thesis there is not enough personnel to supervise and examine which in the long perspective leads to a thesis with lower quality. » (No)
- Because it does not suit me and therefore I am changing masters programme.» (No)
- I think I should have chosen KTH for a MAster degree in Networks ,they are much better and more organized .» (No)
- Due to less learning outcomes and involvement of unnecessary courses. » (No)
- i feel there is a big gap between bachelor and master - things that are taken for granted that you have learned or realized the overall organization of the school and master programs is insufficient - from master administration, to studio organization with teachers, tutors and schedules and to student administration with registration for courses etc» (No)
- It"s related to signals too much and there is only one option in biotechnology courses. All the other paths are prety much the same. There are great fields in the Healthcare technology that are absent from the program.» (No)
- The co-operation between the encubator and the school just doesn"t work. Academia as well as the encubator are built up for the students to work with ideas that are high tech and somewhat developed. And they are really not. Secondly, the business coaches from the ecnubator have never run a company and they don"t know what they are talking about. » (No)
- fist, it"s this area I"m interested in. second, hearing from my former classmates it seams like the computer science programme has a higher quality standard than the two masters belonging to my bachelor programme, namely software engineering and interaction design. » (No)
- It has cost me like 600000 sek to be ridiculed buy naive materialists who gets paid to do it. At the same time these naive thinkers are building appartments that cost 14.000.000.sek , is that your COMPETENCE? ARE THEY JOKING WITH ME? No they are not, because Chalmers are telling them: -IF you dont do it then somebody else will. The threats work, and the students and the faculties, they dance, they dance the dance of the market, our false god. Oh thau maker of fortune, for thee i will se my children ignored. For thee my intersts are tranformed to mearly dreams of a dreamer. My children transformed to spitful benefit-taking bastards of free thinking. The biggest threat of all. How i tremble when i see their to the market unbound will. How I swear, those sparkling and happy eyes, must be shut, if I dont, somebody else will. Oh my child how wrong you are. Avance my dearest, straight into the arms of the market. Like me, your soulless father. Shining before you, in my coat of ignorance and obvious lies. Thats why.» (No)
- It did not live up to what was said about it during the presentation of it and it was poorly managed.» (Probably not)
- Not too challenging. Too much "soft" knowledge. No clear profile, besides the game track.» (Probably not)
- Very few lessons, less then expected. Did not learn much.» (Probably not)
- Because is too oriented to developers and the gaming area when the HCI and GUIs areas has not be fully developed in the program me. Even when Chalmers seems to be an excellent institution the master seems out of the excellence standard I was expecting from this university.» (Probably not)
- Becouse I did not know how bad the job-situation would be after taking this program. I would have chosen something where I would be more likely to get a job afterwards...» (Probably not)
- I did not get to further my knowledge in the field.» (Probably not)
- the classes are poorly teached, i would go for another group... also, the level is a bit to low.» (Probably not)
- Not necessarily because of the program but because I realized that I was more interested in Business Design. I did however realize this after I had chosen and the SCM-program is fairly good, although maybe not for me.» (Probably not)
- Not: It is more heavy on theoretical physics than I expected, I like agent-based systems and statistics.» (Probably not)
- i think the algorithm and languages is a bit more advanced» (Probably not)
- Did not meet expectations, but would any other? similar programme» (Probably not)
- I have a small chance to get a job after this program.» (Probably not)
- Very Free, no lectures, unclear goals. U are in your own, not like you are in school. No workshops, hardly any lectures. » (Probably not)
- Overall, it did not meet my expectations in terms of academic rigor. I think this is as much (or more) a problem with the student body than it is with the teaching staff. Expectations in student performance are set too low, in my opinion, and the quality of work reflects this.» (Probably not)
- The student who are from electrical(Bachelor), its tough to complete the nuclear chemistry course.» (Probably not)
- They work a lot at getting students there, but not at keeping them satisfied when they are there..» (Probably not)
- The Job market for this programme is limited» (Probably not)
- More interested in another programme» (Probably not)
- I would choose a program with more structure to it.» (Probably not)
- Some of the mandatory courses was bad, I"ve heard that the CSALL has better courses with better teachers.» (Probably not)
- I think I have stated most of my reasons in the comments above.» (Probably not)
- It was incredibly badly handled. Most courses where either completely new or about to be terminated.» (Probably not)
- I would have choosen a program with more commercial aspects.» (Probably not)
- would prefer a more hands on approach, theory supported by practical learning ie a lot more lab time (and not just Matlab programming!!)» (Probably not)
- Much of what is taught is repetition from the bachelor. Many courses at MPISC seems to have little money to make it a good course and a good master.» (Probably not)
- Would have chosen a programme with more imaging and machine learning» (Probably not)
- Too many compulsory and semi-compulsory courses, you should be able to tailor what you read depending on what you will do after. For instance, if you are not interested in the Astronomy courses you should not have to read it, the same goes for fundamental physics courses. And maybe you even want to read courses from other master-programmes to a greater extent. I would probably choose Applied Physics for just this reason.» (Probably not)
- Very poor pedagogic in staff. Time spent is not efficient learning» (Probably not)
- Because I"ve had to write a Bachelor"s thesis and take five extra courses to get a Civil engineer degree and the only line within the field seems to be research and I do not want that.» (Probably not)
- There was too much focus on controll theory, I would prefer something less theoretical and more practical» (Probably not)
- Food science is under monopol of Industrial Biotehnology....» (Probably not)
- because there is not so many opportunity in job market. » (Probably not)
- When I chose the programme I did not realize the extent to which it was focused on design and not engineering. If I would choose again i would go for the Software Engineering programme instead and use the free corse choices to take all the courses specific for the game design track. I loved the Game Design track but did not enjoy most of the other couses of the programme (the interaction design courses).» (Probably not)
- Would choose another» (Probably not)
- Too much money for the quality of the pragramme. Especially when there is Germany.» (Probably not)
- Did not meet my expecation. Much repetition from bachelor» (Probably not)
- I feel the architectural education at chalmers sometimes favors a "lazy" non-questioning attitude towards architecture. Students pursuing conservtive and mainstream approach to architecture run little risk of critizism, where as higher demands on hour self concerning originality subject you to disproportionately greater risk. The school should definitely support investigative projects more. » (Probably not)
- Because I demand so much more from a Master"s programme. I think you really have to sit down and reflect upon how to make the programme and individual courses world class because now practically all courses, at least the mandatory ones, have a long way to go. I have studied at another university abroad so I know things can be a lot more professional. And, don"t underestimate language skills.» (Probably not)
- Many courses within the programme touch on the same topics and a lot of repetition is happening. This limits the possibilities to work more in depth with things. A very large amount of the teaching (project works especially) is done by Ph.D. students. Personally, I have realised that I prefer a slightly different specialisation and the many compulsory and semi-compulsory courses limits these options. In depth level of teaching is not always as high as expected, but at same time getting high grades at exams aredifficult since they are significantly higher demanding than the actual course work previous to them.» (Probably not)
- Teachers are not teachers att all. They know nothing about presenting the subject in an interresting way. Highly survere.» (I would consider it)
- To few geotechnical courses. Also better coopertation with the constuction program with some construction courses would be better.» (I would consider it)
- Would prefer a more structured program. Not allow students to take bachelor level course as electives in Master program. » (I would consider it)
- Jag tycker nivån har varit för låg faktiskt, just på geo. Det har varit lite av en "walk in the park" om man jämför med grundutbildningen och om man jämför med klasskamrater som går t ex konstruktion eller management. Jag hade önskat mer utmaning faktiskt. Å andra sidan tror jag man har lärt sig mer än vad man kanske tycker just nu men jag skulle ändå vilja ha mer utmanande kurser. Jag gillade Infrastructural geo engineering (namn?) kursen när man fick ett riktigt projekt, tänka själv och lite mer verklighetsförankrat. Mer sådant. » (I would consider it)
- I might have wanted to study the entire master abroad (not only one semester)» (I would consider it)
- Many fuzzy areas at the moment.» (I would consider it)
- No challenge at all. As well as a compulsory course during fall semester year 2.» (I would consider it)
- It is not challenging enough. Compared to my bachelor this is easy. Hopefully I"m prepared to work afterwards anyway.» (I would consider it)
- It is a good programme but it could be even better if some of the content was reviewed.» (I would consider it)
- not easy to find a job» (I would consider it)
- I have realised that my interest and thus main competence lies in the fields of electric power engineering, thus I would not be sure as to which programme I would apply for if I could turn back time. But definitely either.» (I would consider it)
- I come from the Architecture and Engineering Bachelor programme, which I feel is a very well planned programme and most of the courses is relevant and good. I now feel that many courses from MPSEB could be more inspiering and be better taught. Many times I have felt like the teachers aren"t very interested in learning the students, to make sure that they actually understand. They just keep on going and theaching in the same manner they have been doing for the previous years. » (I would consider it)
- The programme itself is good, although problem with administration. Such as messy schedule, bad handling and coordination of different courses, bad communication from coordinater. Very bad handling of supervisors for master thesis.» (I would consider it)
- the help from the administration is extremely poor» (I would consider it)
- Maybe I would choose the mathematical master program of GU.» (I would consider it)
- I took a lot of material courses as optional courses and maybe I should have taken that master instead» (I would consider it)
- More civil orientated courses in the structural and geo and water combined. Take the relating civil courses from both programs.» (I would consider it)
- Too easy, especially in the beginning» (I would consider it)
- It has been to easy, spending two years on those courses that I could have been done in less time is a bit of waste. » (I would consider it)
- It is more narrow than i expected» (I would consider it)
- A lot of courses were too basic and especially the exams and duggas (product development management, product development project, PLM).» (I would consider it)
- Good cooperation with industry but this should be improved. Students should spend time more in practical areas more than sitting in the class. Industrially based project is very good opportunity.» (I would consider it)
- Since I realize that it is a little to electrical and practical for me. But it"s very possible that I"d still choose it again.» (I would consider it)
- Was more interested in Traffic Engineering. Too much Geo and Water/Wastewater Engineering» (I would consider it)
- Because of that the area is interesting, but poorly executed» (I would consider it)
- The quality in the courses vary a lot and sometimes it does not feel that i can evolve in the speed that i could due to that the structure of the courses are like breakes. » (I would consider it)
- To much workload.» (I would consider it)
- For me, i would probably rather choose the other environmnetal programme (ecology). I have been struggeling hard in this programme and i feel constant stress, and therefore i would probably choose some other programme if i could re-do my choice.» (I would consider it)
- it is even a new programme to me from my Bachelor programme» (I would consider it)
- Since the tuition fees were introduced, probably that would effect my decision.» (I would consider it)
- I hope I will not be regret when I am getting old. Although it is not easy to find job in industrial with this program. I choose this because I have strong curiosity. But I may choose communication engineering or computer science at the very beginning. » (I would consider it)
- Because in this course teachers in authority are different from teachers responsible for the course. and especially the quality of teaching and teachers. They might be good researchers but not good teachers at all. » (I would consider it)
- I would consider it because it is a very interesting part of engineering, however i would like the the courses to have higher standard so i would feel i have the top notch education in the area.» (I would consider it)
- I would like to have more practical applied courses and less discussions or writing about sustainable development.» (I would consider it)
- the programme i am satisfied but when I start to find job i find it does not match the job market so good.So if turn back time I would consider it. » (I would consider it)
- No idea where to apply for work and the education feels a bit unclear» (I would consider it)
- I have a greater interest for traffic planinng, why I would probably prefer a master at LTH.» (I would consider it)
- Not sure I"ve learned enough valuable stuff to justify the time spent. Might have considered a computer science or a business master instead» (I would consider it)
- Maby Navel instead» (I would consider it)
- Because my interest has changed a bit.» (I would consider it)
- Subjects don"t go in sufficient depth in most cases. Courses seem to be designed to be easy so as to ensure students get high grades rather than to improve their understanding.» (I would consider it)
- The somewhat strict » (I would consider it)
- no practical knowledge. no cooperation with the industry. no visit to the industry.» (I would consider it)
- I might have chosen a programme more tuned to industry needs, like software engineering.» (I would consider it)
- Applied mechanics seems fun» (I would consider it)
- A lot of courses that have suppringsingly bad quality to be in a master program. » (I would consider it)
- Miscommunication regarding the Chalmers formula student as a course in the homepage.More details should be added that ne would be selected only after clearing the interview.Again if student from all disciplines are selected for CFS ,why is CFS only considered this as a elective course in Automotive Engineering and not in other courses. » (I would consider it)
- The CSALL program seems more serious and more close to Computer Science.» (I would consider it)
- While it"s awesome that you can choose freely among so many courses, there should be more guidance/strong recomendations on the order in which courses should be taken. Sometimes the formal prerequisites aren"t enough.» (I would consider it)
- The administration of the studio and the coordination of the Master Thesis has been horrible.» (I would consider it)
- I would choose the same program, but skip the "obligatory" courses Heat and moisture & Materials performance. » (I would consider it)
- The program syllabus is sufficient to get familiar with almost all areas within electric power engineering. Another frustrating thing took place during my first year: nearly 40% of teachers who really possess pedagogical skills and have good command of English. Some of them I want to sort out into extreme categories. Best teachers: - Jörgen Blennow - Stefan Lundberg - Yuriy Serdyuk - Stanislaw Gubanski - Poopak Roshanfekr - Ali Rabiei Worst teachers: - Per Norberg - Thomas Hammarström - Tuan Le - Xiangrong Chen » (I would consider it)
- I can not find a title in the job market to match my program, the student in my program find job more depend on their bachelor degree. Or to be more related with the industry or get close into.» (I would consider it)
- Mediocre course quality compared to other master programs. The overall feel is that students are an afterthought, it doesn"t feel as structured and organized as it should.» (I would consider it)
- I think i was more suited for Secure and Dependable (Though since that is gone, I would choose this one again)» (I would consider it)
- Had not researched enough on what some of the courses contained. And never considered Data/IT master programs.» (I would consider it)
- Had higher expectations.» (I would consider it)
- It suits my interests well» (Yes - probably)
- This or business design.» (Yes - probably)
- But I would have chosen other courses to take beside the core courses.» (Yes - probably)
- I started the programme when the Alias CAD course was not mandatory, I would seriously consider another programme if it had been mandatory.» (Yes - probably)
- There are not a lot of other choices really. Also there was enough choices within the programme to customize it to my liking.» (Yes - probably)
- I liked the programme but it is not so easy to explain for a future employer what we have been doing.» (Yes - probably)
- I attended Networks & Distributed systems for one year before changing to Interaction design. Very good decision for me!» (Yes - probably)
- I probably would but many of the courses are basically repetition from the first 3 years, which i"m disappointed with. » (Yes - probably)
- Most of the courses have been very interesting even if it sometimes was a little difficult to understand exactly the role of a particular course looking at the whole picture» (Yes - probably)
- It is a nice design, and the mix of courses is very good. Some of the courses are excellent but quite a few are really bad. I am interested in the subject, so I would probably chose it again, but I would like to change some of the teachers, like Mats Winroth, Sverker Alänge and Stefano Barone.» (Yes - probably)
- I like the subject but some of the teachers are not so good.» (Yes - probably)
- It is the most interesting programme.» (Yes - probably)
- But if the master program Chemistry and Bioscience still excisted i would have choosen it!» (Yes - probably)
- its the only programme for geotechnical studies» (Yes - probably)
- I would choose the programme, though i would probably revise the curriculum and change some courses to courses from other programmes such as applied mechanics» (Yes - probably)
- I like the courses, but I feel that I am a little diffuse in what I know. I don"t feel that I have some special knowledge in somthing in particular. However, a reason for this might be that I have studied parts abroad (1 Erasmus semester and also the Master"s Thesis in KL), but I am very happy that I got the oppontunity to study abroad, so I would not change that.» (Yes - probably)
- Even though I was disappointed with the low difficulty level in the beginning, the content of the master is exactly what I was looking for. I might consider doing the Software Engineering or general Computer Science Master instead, though.» (Yes - probably)
- I think this program is what I expected but I definetely think that there are som coarses that need to be evaluated and developed.» (Yes - probably)
- If I had know I could skip some courses that appear as compulsory I definetly would have chosen differently. » (Yes - probably)
- Its and interesting subject» (Yes - probably)
- I would choose the same programme but with some different non-compulsory courses. Also, this: http://xkcd.com/716/» (Yes - probably)
- Maybe a bit low level on the courses» (Yes - probably)
- It"s what I want to work with.» (Yes - probably)
- You can"t turn back time... If it was possible, I would bet all my money on events I know will happen, and possibly take some courses at Chalmers just for fun.» (Yes - probably)
- The level is too low.» (Yes - probably)
- Chosen gibbs or mei instead» (Yes - probably)
- My background is biological science, and I follow food science here, which gives me more chances to know a new area.» (Yes - probably)
- The programe is great, but the cost of living in Sweden is extremely high!» (Yes - probably)
- Because I think it is a very interesting field of science and I like the topic of the courses that are included even though I feel that many courses could be improved.» (Yes - probably)
- Sometimes it"s hard to see the applications of what I"ve been studying. What do I get good at by studying this program? "Complex adaptive systems" is a bit too broad to really say anything.» (Yes - probably)
- I would consider business design» (Yes - probably)
- What one learn does not give any decisive advantages. More real life case based, like HBR.» (Yes - probably)
- It"s the only programme with exciting fundamental physics!» (Yes - probably)
- Following the programme has introduced me to many new topics that I probably would not have encountered otherwise (or much later). Although if I had the choice again I might go for a more computer science oriented programme rather than software engineering.» (Yes - probably)
- I might have chosen sustainable energy systems and taken some courses from Industrial ecology, you dont need all courses since they overlap so much.» (Yes - probably)
- I would like more physics... » (Yes - probably)
- there are some courses I had wished for, which is not available. I would probably look around to see if there were any better options. if not i would have done the same choice» (Yes - probably)
- Hade valt några andra valbara kurser» (Yes - probably)
- I would have chosen the program but I wouldn"t follow the program as intended during the first semester. Instead I would have chosen my own path in order to get a degree as Civilingenjör i Arkitektur och Teknik but not a degree MSc in Strucutral Engineering and Building Performance. The crappy courses discussed previously dose not way up to the opportunities the title will give in the future.» (Yes - probably)
- Maybe I would choose a program in another unisvesity in Sweden with more focus on infrastructure» (Yes - probably)
- Or may be Structural Engineering, but I like my program.» (Yes - probably)
- Good reputation of programme, however, I might have chosen a different field of study. » (Yes - probably)
- The programme was quite ok but the country and the weather!» (Yes - probably)
- Since there is no bechelor course about this, I think the curriculum should be more systematic» (Yes - probably)
- Overall it"s quite good, except some incompetent teachers and some chaos (we didn"t know what subjects exactly will we have at 2nd year for long time). Otherwise it"s as I suspected it will be.» (Yes - probably)
- The heavy preassure during the first semester is the only thing that could make me reconsider my choice. » (Yes - probably)
- The master in not dynamic enough, not enough integration with association and extra activity that could help the student to develop and test their knowledge. » (Yes - probably)
- It"s really difficult to tell. But I might have chosen a more computer engineering oriented path.» (Yes - probably)
- I think this programme fits better for the guy who has 2 or 3 years" working experience.» (Yes - probably)
- Personally I like both aspects of Computer Science, both the user problems and and the technical aspects. Personally I would not complain if the courses sometimes was a bit more technical.» (Yes - probably)
- Because there are few options and hard to find information suggesting otherwise, or to find detailed information about the programs - it"s details one wants.» (Yes - probably)
- Seems like one of the masters programs where you get the most theoretical knowledge that is hard to grasp when working. Comparing to the management masters program, the same knowledge can be learnd to a further extent while in practice. Almost all larger companies offer courses in economics, project planning etc. » (Yes - probably)
- The subjects are interesting and fun» (Yes - probably)
- I like most of the courses, but perhaps I would get more of the nice parts if studying a computer science programme instead» (Yes - probably)
- I was told it was the only program from which I could graduate with a (civilingenjör) master of industrial design engineering.» (Yes - probably)
- Although I was not satisfied with some of the courses, the the Matter Space studio I attended provided a great platform for developing personal interests within the field.» (Yes - probably)
- If MPARE hadn"t been cancelled, I would"ve chosen that instead because of my undergrad background from Arkitektur och Teknik.» (Yes - probably)
- I would hope that the organisation would be better. Otherwise I am satisfied» (Yes - probably)
- because the other programme Geo and water seems even worse, what I have heard from my friends even though the subjects are interresting. » (Yes - probably)
- Great opportunity to learn a lot,» (Yes - probably)
- Det ligger mest i linje med mina intresseområden.» (Yes - probably)
- I like the programme a lot, but the lack of renewable energy courses is a limiting factor. Also the lack of integrated power engineering courses and difficulties to choose them as elective courses.» (Yes - probably)
- Advantages of this programme: we have a project to do. Disadvantages of this programme: The dedicated courses for our programme is limited.» (Yes - probably)
- I didnt know that it would be so much hard courses with matlab programming.» (Yes - probably)
- relevant for my interests» (Yes)
- It has been the best two years at Chalmers. Have never had this support from teachers and fellow students.» (Yes)
- Six sigma, Ida gremyr, Lars trygg and sverker alänge! » (Yes)
- All and all a good choice for me, some administration issues needs attention, ans well as some of the classes. Some of the lecturers had an unfortunate view on lecturing technique. » (Yes)
- In my opinion it is the only serious master program at Chalmers.» (Yes)
- Marvelous masters program. » (Yes)
- Excellent opportunity» (Yes)
- Best programming-master. You cant be a good programmer without the Algorithms-courses (should be added to some other IT-masters also)» (Yes)
- It"s what I"ve expected, did consider the Energy systems master, but this one is and would be a better choice for me» (Yes)
- There are a lot of fun to study these knowledge» (Yes)
- I studied to be a "högskoleingenjör" before and did not feel that I had enough knowledge start working. I therefore applied the IDE master program to deeper my knowledge within those areas that I find the most interesting and that I want to work within. Because of all the selectable courses I have been able to "Personalize" my education based on my own interests and therefore I am very satisfied. » (Yes)
- I chose this programme because I knew that I wanted to develop my geotechnical studies so this programme was the only option.» (Yes)
- I love the subjects that I study here and would definately choose it again.» (Yes)
- Best alternative for the jobs I want. » (Yes)
- It gives good broad understanding of PM fundamentals, helps to develop personal networks.» (Yes)
- It remains my field of interest.» (Yes)
- Or business design» (Yes)
- Only contender would be the Entrepreneur School» (Yes)
- It really suits my interests. And the relationship among the students and also between students and teachers are excellent. Also the MIND (Erasmus Mundus) programme is a great opportunity to see Industrial Ecology in an international perspective.» (Yes)
- Of all the Chalmers programmes, this still best suits my interests, and gives valuable knowledge for a future career.» (Yes)
- The programme is exactly what it seemed to be and I am very satisfied with the results, even considering that I was here for just 1 year as an exchange student. This programme was one of the more satisfying choices I have made.» (Yes)
- Did not know what I wanted to study before master and Biotechnology had a wide range of courses possible to pick and choose!» (Yes)
- But I change some of the elective courses.» (Yes)
- It fulfills the expectations I had when I applied to a very large extent, plus the study climate is really good. That makes even a busy schedule and a hihg workload fun.» (Yes)
- Very good programme within my field of interest. » (Yes)
- This is what i want to work with in the future, some of the courses are excellent (Structural Concrete with Björn Engström). The crappy courses(Material Performance, Heat and Moisture Engineering) unfortunately comes with the package right now.» (Yes)
- » (Yes)
- Learned a lot.» (Yes)
- The course mixture is very intresting and a good match for my intrests.» (Yes)
- Good teachers. B. Mehlig and K. Lindgren are both brilliant. M. Wahde, S. Östlund, E. Edlund are also fine.» (Yes)
- If you want to continue as a process engineers there are no other opportunities. The program also provides a wide range of courses in different fields and the courses feels mostly relevant for my education.» (Yes)
- Because it is the only master"s programme dealing with what I want to work with and what interests me, so it doesn"t really matter how good or bad it is.» (Yes)
- Because I get more and more motivated to study for every course I take!» (Yes)
- It is a really good programme that has broaden my perspective and given me the oppurtunity to learn many new things.» (Yes)
- It"s the field that interests me the most out of those offered. » (Yes)
- Because it is practical and pretty useful» (Yes)
- well-organized programme interesting courses good connections to industry» (Yes)
- exactly what i was looking for!» (Yes)
- It is to 90% what I was expecting and looking for.» (Yes)
- Because it is really a different experience and a valuable chance both for study and student life.» (Yes)
- Because I like systems biology very much! I regard it as my future career.» (Yes)
- There is no other MP I"m considering» (Yes)
- it is great fun, and of a good educational level» (Yes)
- Great teachers, ambitious students.» (Yes)
- researching filed is very fantastic,such as biomaterials.I"m very interesting in that.And also Chalmers is almost best technical university in Sweden.We feel very proud of it.» (Yes)
- I learn a lot that complement my bachelor, new ways of working, doing research, taking responsibility for my own projects and working with people from different disciplines. » (Yes)
- I like the subject» (Yes)
- I am very happy with the course, I have done.» (Yes)
- because it broadened my horizons, let me observe how things are done in another country» (Yes)
- I have developed a strong interest in materials, in particular polymeric materials» (Yes)
- It is what I expected» (Yes)
- Lots of experience» (Yes)
- I think this programme seems like one of the best Chalmers has to offer. S2 is a strong department with a lot going for it. Friends in other programs seem slightly disappointed in comparison.» (Yes)
- Because I"m not interested of any other subjects than Industrial Design Engineering.» (Yes)
- Most of the programme is good, even though parts of it would need revising. We have a good master cordinator that cares about the quality and content of the programme. » (Yes)
- Very pleased with the programme as a whole.» (Yes)
- 1) interesting 2) you learn a lot 3) good opportunities to get a job 4) nice combination of theory and applications» (Yes)
- I"m interested in sustainable development and there is no other master programme in architecture with this theme.» (Yes)
- I have always wanted to be a structural engineer and I think the master"s programme is perfect except for the mandatory courses.» (Yes)
- Knowledge and skills contained in the core course are excellent» (Yes)
- It is one of a few programmes that I could choose from and I find most of the courses really interesting» (Yes)
- Good teacher, interesting courses, nice fellow students.» (Yes)
- It is my big interest.» (Yes)
- It is a subject that interests me a lot, which is reason enough, I think.» (Yes)
- It"s challenging and interesting! » (Yes)
- Yes, but the administrative difficulties are/were terrible!» (Yes)
- I wanted a job in this area.» (Yes)
- It exceeded my expectations» (Yes)
- This is what I"m interested in.» (Yes)
- I"ve been satisfied with my choice all along!» (Yes)
- Det har varit två fantastiska år för min del. » (Yes)
- I am currently on an exchangde program and haven"t attended master corses on Chalmers yet» (No opinion)

34. What should definitely be preserved in your Masters programme?

- The courses»
- The number of courses to chose from»
- The functional programming»
- The structure of the integrated circuit design course is very good (hand-ins every week).»
- ability to take »
- The different tracks»
- Assignments that are shaped to be close to reality, doing presentations and handing in PMs instead of writing long reports. »
- The possibility to choose a huge amount of courses freely.»
- The field trips and geotechnical courses. The "risk courses" were very good ! The water courses should be optional.»
- Lars Davidsson and his way of teaching and giving course material!! Turbulent flow and turbulence modelling (the courses)»
- Economics of Innovation (Holeman course), Technology course (Sandstrom)»
- All security-related courses are splendid»
- The core courses are good.»
- The focus on the project lifecycle.»
- The general teaching philosophy. The labs»
- The possibility to work in projects that are similar to real projects. The ability to work with different computer programs that are used in our field.»
- Tissue Engineering I and II»
- Most of the courses and the teachers are really good and should be preserved.»
- The small amount of mandatory courses.»
- Ritsalen»
- The first course»
- - The communication between the teachers and the students. - The possibility to ask questions to teachers who always have their office doors opened for questions. - Ritsalen!»
- Artificial neural networks course and stochastic optimization course»
- The visual brand identity course!»
- The cooperation between the courses in one period, where deadlines for hand-ins have been set to not collide between the courses. »
- The contents of the courses. All of the courses I have taken are interesting.»
- Besides many of the courses, the grade of connection with the industry and with the science park is interesting. »
- the project course, very usefull and a good way to use and deepen the knowledge gained in other classes. »
- Bra valmöjligheter att utforma sin egen utbildning och de områden man själv vill fördjupa sig i.»
- The course in Product planning and market anlysis, and the PD-project (but with changes in the layout. Remove duggas and make lectures optional! Many of the lectures in this course were very basic!)»
- Mendel Kleiner»
- Study climate, small classes and flat hierarchies»
- A well-renowned university such as Chalmers, with its excellent physics faculty, of course need to offer master"s degrees in theoretical physics. »
- The summer project and the way every subject is linked to an activity or project work.»
- The first course - good for teambuilding and introduction to what the program is all about.»
- The freedom of choosing courses. Gabriele is really good as coordinator.»
- The theoretical course package: QM - Adv. QM - Grav&Cos - QFT - String Theory»
- CFD and experimental design courses»
- The six sigma course.»
- - Term Paper and Host Companies - Accenture Case competition »
- The topics are good, good range of courses to choose from»
- The first SCM-related courses!»
- The technical focus»
- no opinion»
- The open ambient, small classes.»
- Power Electronic courses (all 3) Electric Drive courses (both) Power System Study and Operation courses (two) The communication with industry is one of the things I really appreciate in Chalmers. »
- Ola Hultkrantz and his SCM introductory course. Arni Halldorsson and his purchasing course. »
- The setup and focus on the individual, as well as collaboration with industry and Encubator»
- The freedom to choose your own profile and lack of mandatory courses.»
- The construction courses are very good, Concrete I and II, Steel and Timber»
- All mandatory courses on first autumn - simplifies ability to go abroad for studies»
- The social bit. You actually know who your classmates are! That breaks down the barrier between nationalities, and that is important!»
- Master Thesis and subjects like DAT110, DAT175.»
- The material courses like timber, steel and concrete but also structural systems which is probably the most important one »
- Lab visits, study tour and assigning projects with in the course»
- Since it is already changed, it doesn´,t matter»
- Medicine for the Engineer.»
- Information Visualization »
- Neural networks»
- everything it is very good, however it would be really nice try to create a relate more the different course with real scenarios instead of just fictional examples»
- Massimo Bongiorno"s course ENM100 - Power electronic solutions for power systems. Study visits.»
- the creative atermosphere , no exam»
- The algorithms-courses»
- High voltage, Power electronics, power systems»
- The mix of courses, you get a holistic view.»
- The Geotechnlical courses (Geology/geotechnics/road) are good, as are the water courses. »
- The computational heavy courses are good.»
- Since the master program no longer accept new students. It"s hard to preserve anything»
- The close contact with the industry»
- THe water courses are really good, they keep you busy and you learn what I think is nessesary, but I"m not inot water so for those students doesn"t that help.»
- Everything in the courses during the first fall. »
- 1) guest lecture. 2)labs. 3)paper reading. »
- The material courses (Concrete, Steel, Timber) have been focused on the understanding of structural behaviour much more than the previous coursen in the Bachelor. This has been very good!»
- The Nanodevice fabrication course where we have a project in the clean room and the Fundamentals of nanoscience course.»
- The leadership course, Knowlegde and learning, the MOCI writing part etc»
- chritian sandstöms cours about technological change, he is really a good teacher. Others sould learn from him.»
- geo-courses»
- The introductory course, SCM and the mix of Swedish and foreign students.»
- The diversity of courses available»
- Structure (schedule of courses)»
- The FEM-courses.»
- The amount of selectable coursed. »
- The product development project»
- The courses in FEM and concrete courses are very good.»
- The physics courses: Physics of nuclear reactors, introduction to nuclear reactors, applied nuclear engineering, fusion energy and modelling of nuclear reactors»
- Freedom in chosing courses.»
- I like the design of the program, we start with looking at the supply side of the firm, then we learn how to match supply/demand and go deeper into the firm"s activities. Finally we get into the customer side of the firm. The host company was really good as well as we got a lot of useful insight in how a company works with different activities.»
- All microwave courses»
- Study visit to ABB and other companies»
- Most of it.»
- The two FEM-courses have a good approach, and good teachers. »
- flexibility, »
- Basically everything»
- No opinion»
- Projekt management»
- The dependability and the real-time courses. The security courses are also quite good.»
- ability to chose courses in other programs, and patrik johanson as a coordiantor ^^»
- FEM-courses was really good! »
- Christian Sandström and Sören Sjölander and their courses. The project management course, too!»
- My programme were cancelled prior to this year.»
- A revised version of the design project course»
- Double degree»
- The structure, covering many aspects of sustainable development and environmental knowledge and the possibility to choose from courses that are connected to your bachelor degree.»
- Applied math courses»
- The CAD course - it"s really valuable when applying for jobs»
- Biomedical instrumentation Image analysis Diagnostic Imaging»
- PM is all about working in a group. Numerous group assignments are a good preparation for future work challenges.»
- The general course structure and how the courses fit together.»
- The CFD coarse and IES coarse is really good. These coarses has very good structure and gave me good knowledge about the subject.»
- industrial biotechnology»
- A couple of teachers such as Mr. Robert Feldt.... I can"t remember any other by this moment.»
- Fem! »
- The system course, Wireless and photonics system engineering. Best course ive had so far. I think we need some perspective to alot of stuff, hard to relate to mathematical formulas.»
- The open communication between students and teachers plus the focus on working in different teams within the class»
- Laboratories»
- All the research field touched during the courses»
- The possibility to choose from a broad range of courses and profiles. The freedom to choose.»
- The freedom of choice to pick a nice mix (and specialization), even though the courses are sometimes taken by quite few students.»
- Jonas Ringsberg is doing a good job.»
- the big PD-project and the project development management and project management courses. PD-project would though preferably be revised - the duggas are very strange and the level of the projects and suprevision feels a bit different between the projects.»
- PD Project»
- Arkitekttävlingar»
- The real-life aspect»
- The graphical interfaces course»
- Overall flow of core courses is logical and helpful.»
- David as programme coordinator! »
- High focus on analytical skills»
- Leadership Course»
- The depth and high requirements! I love that it is academical, a lot to read and interesting. To be honest, the bachelor was a joke! A lot can be done to make the bachelor more coherent, deeper and better. Especially in the field of industrial management and economics, ekonomisk analys 1-2 were really bad, to shallow! The operations and industriell verksamhetsstyrning way to easy. Keep up the good work in the master though!»
- The personal atmosphere between teachers and students.»
- Don"t know...»
- Lena Falkheden - best teacher ever. »
- The cooperation between Newcastle and Chalmers»
- Parallel Functional Programming seems to be very popular, but probably needs some tweaking here and there. Keep that course. Make it a profile course if it isn"t already (and make it clear whether or not it is a profile course).»
- The ability to go to a conference for writing the best conference paper in the MOCI course»
- The main algorithms course.»
- Geotechnics, engineering geology and hydraulics »
- The ability to choose which courses to study, the wide range of variety»
- The access to the cleanroom and closeness to actual work at the department. »
- The exchange with Northumbria, Max"s course, Financial Management.»
- Magnus Holmen»
- The CFD, industrial energy systems and biorefinery course. The ability to study abroad, which means that I am very happy that I started my master program 2010, when it was only 6 mandatory courses.»
- Most of the courses I have picked, following (mainly) the game development track should be there.»
- Good course choices»
- Staffan Björk and Sus Lundgren»
- The mix of physics, chemistry and biology»
- All the fun courses in Algorithm track»
- The teachers, the very most courses, the international flair»
- Many of the teachers are really interesting, and they are really enthusiastic, which is inspiring!»
- The project course is rather good regardless of what other people are saying, of course the administration could be a little clearer but it"s good to see how it actually is to work in larger groups and depend on each other.»
- The Project Management course with Jan Wickenberg»
- Industry Visits and Laboratories.»
- Mot courses are good»
- Context is really good, sometimes it could be more dificult, not MORE to do, but more dificult. »
- Stochastic Optimization»
- Concrete, steel and timber courses. Also the FEM couses and the Dynamic course.»
- Most of the courses and professors are excellent. I think that incorporating the FEM projects into such classes as Structural Concrete, Concrete Structures, Steel Structures, and Timber Engineering are an extremely important professional tool and should difinitely be preserved. »
- some courses»
- The structural engineering courses»
- Image courses»
- Laboratories»
- Concrete Structures (Perfect as it is) »
- Course ARK261 with Peter Fröst as a teacher»
- The lectures with experienced People from the industry. »
- Courses»
- The emphasis on control topics»
- the industrially based projects and the overall conection to practical examples such as company cases. »
- The courses included and the extent of project work that are related to real studies of the materials chemistry departments at Chalmers. The devotion of most teachers.»
- The project in the product development project course.»
- Deisng for Quality and the intro week»
- Industrially based project »
- Medicine for the engineer and biomedical instrumentation, both very good for orientation in the field, the possibility to study tissue engineering.»
- The courses in Information Theory, Computational Biology A and Stochast Optimization Algorithms.»
- The compulsory courses and recommended courses.»
- The project management course and the indroduction day.»
- the course technology change and environment, the international, multi-cultural student background»
- concrete, steel and timber courses»
- The polymer track, the study visits and the ability to quite freely choose in what area you want to put a higher focus.»
- the structure that youself can choose your courses, you can go your own way»
- - Sustainable development courses - Sustainable power production course »
- freedom of expression. the scientific approach and amount of literature.»
- Workshops and projects since they are a good learning experience on team working.»
- Risk assessment and decision support. »
- I"d like the master program to start up again (And so do a lot of other junger students)»
- Safety specialisation»
- Project courses possibilities.»
- The study visits to the companies that we have been to. The use of software and computer exercises in different courses.»
- CCR,MOCI, Knowledge and Learning»
- The Master Coordinator - Lena Falkheden»
- Applied signal processing, the control courses, project courses, and embedded control systems (or some course where knowledge is applied) »
- workshops, projects»
- The variety of the courses and the teachers.»
- The laboration with the metal balls»
- The concept of the structure.»
- The mandatory courses introduces each other very well!»
- Technological change & industrial transformation. This course covers so much. It is so good. Also it does that in a way which does not affect the work load in a way that you get an enourmous work load. It is a very well balanced course. I have learned a lot by it. And Christian Sandström, the teacher, is really a star. He is not only an expert in his area but he is also a very good tutor (pedagogically). This one is a keeper. Many of the other tutors might learn a lot from christian. »
- i) Solving most of the examples-exercises and theory explanation mostly on the blackboard. ii) Detailed stress analysis where required (very good job until now)!»
- course evaluation committee, course orders, course contents»
- All the courses in Structural engineering and all the teachers taking part in these courses.»
- every part in this programme is great.»
- The courses during the first fall and the focus of the courses which makes you always consider the big picture of a situation.»
- no important thing»
- All the good teachers.»
- The learn-by-doing approach.»
- The high pace.»
- Lab sessions and hand-in assignent are the most useful part of the education»
- eHealth - make it an accepted MTS-course»
- The obligatory course in experimental physics.»
- Azar as teacher! The first course sustainable futures! The course energy systems modelling and planning is a very good course, but some teachers (except from Mikael Odenberger who is very good) was not good. Also the scope of this last course was too heavy.»
- Almost everything»
- many projects and assignments that let me actually implement a lot of things»
- The focus on core project management, not only in the construction industry but also other industries.»
- Peter Damaschke, very good teacher»
- Lean, Quality Management were excellent courses»
- the high level of teaching the challenging and interesting topics dealt with the accessibility of the teaching stuff »
- The atmosphere and the close contact with the teachers is really great, and the logistics are very good.»
- Core Courses»
- The photonics part! »
- Kursen Design for sustainable development in a local context! ARK172»
- Nuclear physcics and nuclear reactor courses. »
- The first year product development project»
- High voltage engineering»
- connection to real world, i.e. industry projects»
- Enthusiastic professors, quality lectures»
- Product development project! »
- Project Management, Model Driven Engineering, Agile Software Development are all great core courses.»
- Lots of freedom.»
- The free and pleasant atmosphere in Chalmers»
- the ICM brand name»
- Fokus på geoteknik och byggande»
- Material Mechanics, FEM courses, Dynamics, i.e. all courses by the M institution.»
- the courses in the first semester are good»
- The seminars, the case competition and the courses where you pass if you attend all seminars and hand in all hand-ins and then get to do a literature test for higher degree than 3.»
- No need to be changed. I like all courses.»
- Educational Field trip/Industrial Visits»
- courses»
- PD project»
- The management aspect and the project that was held during the first year»
- CFD for Engineers course.»
- The Spirit of the program, and some Courses. Industrial Engineering, the discrete event simulatuion.»
- Subjects related to practical work, not just holistic ones»
- Practical courses where you get to apply industrial ecology»
- electional courses»
- The large Project course on the second term of the first year»
- The nice courses and good teachers.»
- the tight feeling. examination process»
- All inspiring groupwork, discussions and the friendly relation between teachers and students.»
- The examination with projects in most courses instead of exams.»
- The prototyping course.»
- Construction Governance, Construction Contract relations, Project Management, Construction Processes»
- Education in English»
- Some courses like leadership and Construction Processes and Management»
- Branding course and case based teaching. »
- Experiential learning model - learning by doing!»
- The course - I think all of then are very good»
- different tracks»
- The layout of course packages, the IPC.»
- The seminars in the different courses as well as the project assignments. »
- The courses in logic, the algorithm courses and the two courses on compiler construction (computer languages and compiler construction).»
- no comment»
- Lärarna Björn Engström, Mario Plos och Robert Kliger är väldigt duktiga föreläsare! Dem engagerar verkligen studenterna på ett positivt sätt. Bengt Delming menar väl men kan bli lite robotliknande när han står framme vid tavla och föreläser.»
- The required courses»
- Practical projects.»
- The higher level of analysis.»
- The design focused courses. Information Vizualisation. »
- All the courses that belong to the program»
- Everything except some teachers»
- Good teachers»
- Highly practical nature of the course»
- The realtime systems track and the fault tolerant course.»
- CCR course!»
- the creative aspect»
- the semi-compulsury courses as they are»
- The team work setting and the very personal way to each student, e.g. personal feedback is done to each student individualy after assignments.»
- The contents of the program is very good»
- Course projects and lab works »
- Industrial relationships and group works»
- Course in Economics of Innovation. Magnus Holmén. Jonas Hjerpe. Project in Creating New Business (collaborating with a company on a new product). R&D Strategy course.»
- Christian Sandström and the TCIT course, the Innovation Seminar course and the IP Strategy course as electives, I am very happy about the electives»
- projects and lab»
- The teachers Bernhard Mehlig and Mattias Wahde and their courses. »
- team work opportunity.»
- Möjligheten att besöka företag inom kurserna. »
- The practical parts.»
- interdisciplinary teaching and learning»
- ICE»
- Lena Falkheden! The Local Context studio, the Design Professions course, the good study climate. People with different background can learn from each other and makes the study climate more creative and less competitative. The focus on both social and ecological sustainability is of course very important. »
- The project management course. It was really, really good.»
- guest lectures, seminars»
- The programming paradigm course »
- The courses on nanotechnology for sustainable energy, nanobioscience for information processing, liquid crystal physics.»
- The courses concerning materials, for exmaple timber, steel and concrete is well planned and have clear goals and requirements formulated.»
- Control courses.»
- No opinion»
- presentation within classes »
- ...»
- The computer exercices and the group tasks!»
- the teaching method »
- study visits, guest lectures»
- Few mandatory courses (for us that started 2010, this was excellent)»
- Economics of Innovation course R&D & Strategy Course Method course 3 excellent courses»
- Christian Sandström»
- I think the overall view is pretty good.»
- Product development project.»
- Development project»
- Mikael Odenberger and Christian Azar as teachers»
- -biomedical instrumentation -bioelectromagnetics (even though the professor is retiring!) »
- I really like the ability to choose courses and that is the major advantage. Not specifically for SCM I guess but no more compulsory courses. I like the cumpulsory elective courses also! Emvironmental aspects on logistics and transportation!»
- Core course are good enough to provide a complete overview of Master Program»
- everything»
- Some courses are excelent Lean QM Manufacturing planning and control Supply chain management»
- Core courses»
- the marine structural part»
- nothing »
- Functional Programing»
- Applied signal processing is really good as well as the control courses. »
- teachers are quite friendly and nice, also they teach very good specially the core courses. also laboratory should be preserved.»
- Good study environment»
- Design for quality»
- 60 ECTS you can ellect by yourself»
- Project course in cleanroom. Fabrication course.»
- experimental design,CFD,AC AND PAT,PROJECT MANAGEMENT should be preserved.please keep pr Beint Andersson in the department for ever and also Claes Niklasson.»
- teaching-learning system»
- My programme is cancelled so I guess nothing. Otherwise the Database course and the structural and sequence bioinformatics courses.»
- all of the mandatory courses are ok. »
- Good relationship between teachers and students.»
- Projects, Exercises»
- PPD»
- Nothing in particular»
- The compulsory elective courses are a good base.»
- course in Imaging»
- Distributed System courses. Computer security. Fault-tolerance.»
- Encubator and opportunity to test real life projects»
- The course Structural concrete is really good»
- the active learningstyle and all the good teachers»
- The wealth of different courses and the freedom to pick and choose. It"s a great way to explore new areas and get an understanding of what is fun to do.»
- The starting days,with the repetition and small group projects, it"s all good for the next two upcoming years.»
- Björn Engström and all his courses. Best teacher we ever had on Chalmers. Timber Engineering was very good as well. »
- Most courses (but not Ergonomics that already have been taught)»
- The good teachers- and thus their courses. Namely, structural concrete, structural systems, FEM basics and timber engineering (so far).»
- Concrete structure Structural concrete Steel structure Fem basic Fem application »
- Some courses and teachers that hold them. Opportunity to choose topic of their master thesis between available ones»
- The courses "steel", "timber" and "concrete 1 & 2"»
- I can only evaluate our first year but all courses givne by Structural engineering have been very good, same goes for the FEM-course. I"d like to give extra credits to Björn Engström who is a really good teacher, always well-prepared, helpful and pedagogic. The course Structural systems was really good and it was very good to do something concerning an entire system, not just a detail. »
- Concrete courses Steel course FEM-courses»
- The combination of industrial biotechnology stuff and biophysical chemistry stuff»
- Mix of international students»
- Keep good courses and good teachers. For example Jan Wickenberg and Robert Feldt are good teachers.»
- I heard that the order in which the compulsory courses were given, was changed for 2011. That was a great idea since Sustainable Energy Futures together with Heat & Power are two courses that gives a good introduction to many aspects of the programme.»
- the core courses in concrete steel and timber»
- The two opening courses»
- Digital sketching and graphic design, Project management»
- the variety of studious»
- Building physics - advanced, HVAC»
- the 15p projects»
- Project based architecture studios»
- SVM (sound and vibration measurement) is an excellent course. The PhD"s put a really serious effort in out reports and gives a lot of good feedback. Thumbs up! »
- The courses are not often better than their teachers, so therfore keep the good teachers! Especially Christian Sandstöm »
- The PD-project»
- The heavy programming game track.»
- I like most communication related courses»
- The mandatory courses in physics and chemistry The ability to take study trips abroad»
- The spring development project, but the company project could be improved»
- The project which is the most vital part.»
- All courses.»
- As above.»
- Project Management, Agile Software Development were the best courses of the first year and should definitely be kept.»
- the management cources»
- The industrial visist as part of the course.»
- The concentration on structural engineering for different material, especially concrete. connection to industry when doing master"s thesis»
- Food track»
- All»
- The teachers in the polymer courses and analytical courses are really good.»
- Courses of Food Science should be improved and developed more otherwise Chalmers becomes very week.»
- the aid from teacher»
- The layout of courses of the first year.»
- Biomedical Instrumentation, medicine, Image analysis»
- The fault-tolerant course.»
- The Mandatory Courses are great»
- The freedom of choice»
- The overall shape of the programme, and the lecturers.»
- Morten Lund»
- Starting at 10:00. Hard to see any course to be excluded from the curriculum.»
- FEM, timber, steel»
- Master program syllabus. All activities within program courses.»
- Lots of freedom in choosing courses.»
- The ability to chose the courses you want to study.»
- Lots of relevant assignments in each course.»
- It"s easier to stick to courses: Information Visualization, Prototyping, Graphical Interfaces (although I didn"t like the projects a lot, especially the dragon"s gold one) were the ones I liked the most.»
- Structural systems, for my own sake I should probably have been paying even more attention. Maybe the examination should be tougher for that course.»
- I was really nice and helpful for learning and go for further research and job»
- the sustainability crash course in the beginning of the year.»
- learning by doing approach»
- The healthcare course»
- Robert Feldt, Emil Börjesson and Jan Wickenberg. Requirements Engineering, Project Management and Agile Softare Processes are great courses.»
- Applied ICM and the first semester together with gibbs and cse»
- Ulf petrusson»
- The high level of courses»
- Mandatory sustainability course»
- "Leadership & communication", "construction, process and management", and "managing organizations in the construction industry"»
- Det är bra att man får välja många kurser själv för då kan man välja olika inriktningar beroende på intresse.»
- Student representatives»
- The first half year that has a bunch of good law studies in it. »
- handledning varje vecka!»
- Dependable Systems and the professor. Recruit more people like him.»
- All main courses, first year at least.»
- The first three mandatory courses.»
- The course "Sustainable energy Futures". »
- Track courses»
- The close contact to teachers.»
- Pedagogical method with a lot of seminars and presentation. Improve communication capabilities and the English language. Contact with host companies is also excellent.»
- DAT096, this project is very good.»
- the coordinator :D»
- There are some good teachers and tutorial tutors. But some teachers need to review their style of teaching and some tutorial tutors should be well trained pedagogically with fluent english speaking ability.»
- The action based learning approach, more doing then just reading»
- The travelling possibilities (innovative sustainable energy engineering program)»
- Project oriented courses, the correct balance between theory and projects and exams»
- elective courses»
- nothing»
- Scholarship for international student who pay tuition fees, and face difficulties »
- steel, timber, Concrete and the structural system course.»
- Formula Student, vehicle dynamic courses (with a little revision), Introduction to vehicle aerodynamics and Advanced vehicle aerodynamics.»
- Internal combustion courses»
- the crash course in the beginning of the program, design for sustainable development in a local context»
- Simulations and workshops. TBE (BCL) course. PIE and brand management.»
- The courses Methods of Interaction Analysis, Interaction Design Methodology and Graphical Interfaces»
- There is after all a certain respect for individuality, you are allowed greater personal freedom in choosing your approach than at some other schools i"ve heard of. This should definitely be preserved and built upon.»
- Discrete optimization, but please do more advertising, it was... very few students last time. I think many believe the course is super hard just because of its name... Programming language tech was good. »
- The option to choose different directions e.g. Advanced, polymer etc.»
- The high degree of customization for course selections.»
- The PD project from industry.»
- Project psychology, introduction class, finance course.»
- the conferences which gather all the students of the program so that you get to know one another and be introduced to research activities which are going on in the surroundings.»
- The course Design for Quality. »
- The lecture in quantum informatics and Superconductivity and low temperature physics»
- The network related courses»
- Morten Lund, K-G. The rest can be sold. Maybe to autodesk, what the hell, give them to autodesk so they can burn them for warmth.»
- study visits,guest lecturers,course syllabus»
- The possibility to chose the Product Development project coarse (given at the same time as the six sigma coars)»
- The fact that pre-materials for courses are uploaded and ready well in advance and administration is in general very good. The fact that company visits/guest lectures are used so extensivesly is also very positive. »
- The core courses in digital & wireless communications, signal processing etc.»
- The overall content and aim of the program»
- Six Sigma Black Belt Project»
- engineering geology, modeling and problem solving, risk analysis in engineering, environmental system analysis, geotechnics.»
- Welcoming week. TEK150 and TEK161.»

35. What should definitely be changed in your Masters programme?

- The demands must be raised. The gradings are too generous»
- alternative compulsory/compulsory courses. They are very arbitrarily chosen, e.g. analytical chemistry, nutrition and health, biochemical toxicology = biotechnolgy but molecular biology and genetically modified foods is not? »
- Better information and possibility to get into contact with the one responsible for the programme.»
- The testing courses, and the security courses. Also, please bring in some replacement for UNIX internals (which was horrible) which is more up to date.»
- The 15 credit course during the spring could be revised. It is a bit confusing.»
- Less alternative compulsive courses which makes it hard to take the courses you want and still do master thesis for 60hp»
- Professors have to learn about teaching.»
- Better project management»
- Make it clearer what types of career paths are available afterwards. Talk more about the IP industry, I have a poor understanding of what companies exist, what they do and how I could fit in.»
- Revising overlapping course-content.»
- A master program with more geotechnical and rock alignment together with construction courses would be good to either start a new master program or start a new alignment inside the construction program.»
- Not so many semioblicatory courses»
- More elective courses in the MEI field. Or more mandatory courses so that every one gets the same background. Change order of course, methods course earlier and project management course later.»
- The CFD course, compressible flow course and Multiphase Flow course! »
- The structure and order of courses»
- Too much repetition with the Strategy course. Add more required courses and less electives.»
- Kursutbudet, det är för mycket vattenkurser och för lite geoteknik och geologi. Jag har läst drinking water och wastewater (i brist på alternativ) fastän jag aldrig kommer jobba med sådana typer av vattenfrågor. »
- The courses about Networks and about Distributed Systems are the worst performed courses. They should not be.»
- More algorithms.»
- Add more focus on architecting large software systems.»
- Think over the examination methods in some courses. Some projects and report writing examinations can sometimes feel unessesary when it handeles small issues. Sometimes it can be better to have seminars where you have a open discussion about some problems instead of writing a report and then present it. »
- Data handling and data acquisition in systems biology»
- If one choses to do only a one semester master thesis, there should be more interesting optional courses to chose among during the last semester (which only has optional courses) that is linked to the master program. I chose to take that semester abroad, parly because I didn"t find any interesting courses at Chalmers.»
- Better integration of the research carried out in the field.»
- The thing that has disappointed me the most is the low level of learning required in many courses. Several exams have been on a high school level where the teacher seem to have flipped a page in the course literature and asked what is said on that page. No understanding or analysis is required, just being able to repeat what someone else has written.»
- Operations Strategy was total waste of time. Could have benen an interesting Topic but was killed by the teacher :-( »
- better attitude from the PPU institution to students better quality of the courses»
- - Pedagogical education for some teachers is required.»
- tutors from different backgrounds, not only architects!!!»
- Switch so you take dynamical systems course before computational biology A. Would help a lot. Remake the seminar and simulation of complex system courses they are interesting but not good. It is odd how some of the elective courses are split over two periods forcing a lower studying pace one period and higher the next. The seminar course lay on top of the others making you take 7.5 credits too much. »
- More relevant elective design courses»
- The teaching methods of some professors. In particular, I do not like when the lectures are "loose conversations" and do not correspond to the assignments nor the exercise sessions. I think the lectures should be organized in a way to complement the assignments and exercises in the exercise sessions. Also, some of the T.A"s don"t do their work well. Sometimes it seam that they lack knowledge in their field.»
- Some of the content and courses mentioned above. Many of the students want to work in software companies who are nowadays focused on mobile and web apps content and the learned content in that area is weak. »
- More and better information regarding the requirements. Some information was not online, and some of the information was meant for the year under, and thus did not apply to us, without the explicit note that so was the case. »
- Har svårt att se varför kursen Nordic Architecture är en obligatorisk kurs för de som studerar på MPARC»
- The layout of the PD-project (no duggas, and if there is duggas then information should be provided earlier so that one can start studying. Also, better and more advanced lectures!) I also think that there should be more activities with the whole class in the beginning, not just building a "car" in small groups, cause you didn"t get to know your classmates from that, just 5 of them.»
- The teachers are inspirational but needs some boundaries to keep the courses on track to avoid too much stress due to lack of information.»
- Computer rooms - lacking both in service and ventilation»
- Better information about opportunities after graduation (in academia as well as industry). »
- Compulsory PLM course should be made optional»
- More advanced chemical engineering, not additional which is what is taught in the program.»
- More larger projects, such as the six sigma course or the operations improvement course.»
- A course in programing for FEM-analysis (not matlab)!»
- - Operations Planning and Control: in the second semester rather than the first one - Customer relationships and Production Flow Management: revise it heavily - Accenture Case competition: later in the year - Include more environmental courses in compulsery/elective courses»
- I don"t know how to deal with the lecturers poor interest in teaching..»
- More company involvement in both "pupular" and "less popular" courses (like Freight transportation & Management of Physical distribution) to make it more interesting.»
- That a there is a compulsory course during fall semester year 2.»
- The difficulty to choose different courses»
- I want information about master thesis work a lot more available. Noone knows anything about the process now that they changed everything again.»
- More practical and industrial experirnce should be obtained within the education»
- Some course need to be revised. »
- Some courses were not that useful. I wish they were not existing in our Master Program, and instead we could focus more on Power Electronics, Mathematics and Drives. Another thing which I didn"t like in the program was that we didn"t have enough time to study for the courses in most of the quarters. Because we had lectures and labs every day. And we really couldn"t find enough time to study. Therefore we would easily forget all the material a few days after the exam. It would be a lot better if the system would be termic (semster based) instead of quarter based. Or if we would only have lectures and labs 4 hours a day. Then we could study better.»
- The term paper, or at least its teacher Benedikte Borgström. Not only was she incapable of teaching us anything of value, she was downright unpleasant to be around since she undermined the other teacher"s authorities by saying "but that"s not as bad as it sounds" and similar taunts after her fellow teachers had said something. Also, she made fun of student"s opinions in the term paper seminars we had, shooting down ideas given by the students and constantly saying "this is wrong" without being able to guide us towards a solution that was the "correct" one. For example, she criticized a student"s layout for not being according to the written instructions she had given us but when the student pointed out that the instructions were contradictory, i.e. they had two different ways of doing the layout, her answer was "oh, I haven"t actually read the instructions".I thought it a bit strange that she could sit here at one of Sweden"s top universities and criticize someone for not following her instructions when she had not even read them herself. Furthermore, it felt as if every group of students was taught different ways of writing reports with Benedikte"s way not being the same as we had when writing our Bachelor Theses. I think there should be a Chalmers-universal standard of how to write reports and that it should be used throughout the entire school. This could be implemented preferably by the library or any similar institution.»
- The programme would benefit from a clearer structure. As a student it is difficult to see where all the different courses are leading. (Jag skulle vilja ha mer av en röd tråd genom masterprogrammet. Mer genomtänkt och uppstyrt.)»
- Material Performance and Heat and moisture. More time with the teachers during our FEM-projects. »
- The rumour that says that we don"t do anything. The whole Lindholmen area has a bad rumour, and that has to change! I think one reason that teachers actively does not do things the chalmers way. Nobody uses timeedit, there is not the strict schedule with 45 min teaching / 15 min break. When it is a written exam, they do a "dugga" instead so they don"t need to do a formal exam, etc, etc. That gives a sloppy impression.»
- Better content in the courses, some of them are to heavy to really understand»
- Some courses, like Materials Performance feels like htey are very old, needs a refreshment»
- Work load could be improved by giving us more projects or team works. »
- Since it is already changed, it doesn´,t matter»
- eHealth»
- Interaction Design of Social Media»
- social media for interaction design»
- More hands on experience of how to perform simulations in different software"s of engineering. More pedagogically and english speaking skilled lectures.»
- should narrow the scope»
- The AI-course.»
- the effect of project work on the final grade.»
- The six sigma course.»
- -I would like it to be easier for me to skip the water related courses. I am more interested in geotechnics and road/rail construction. Therefore I have had to go through the trouble to trying to get into the already crowded leadership courses in other programs. -The exams can be very irritating. I feel what pupils are expected to know on the exams is in no connection with the expectations in home assignments or in the material covered in lectures. Also there are some courses that have a huge workload, where students simply have to touch on every subject of the course, where I see no point what so ever of even having a final exam.»
- After 5 years at Chalmers I still really dont know what chemical engineers do at work, and I guess you don"t sit down with paper and pen and solve your problems like we"ve done for 70% of these 5 years. The learn-everything-by-your-"heart"-courses are often boring and seems to be rather worthless...»
- Bringing it back as its" own master program, now when there is enough students that can apply.»
- more industry applied excersices»
- All infrastructure courses and geotechnis. Geotechnics is to much of a tenta lätt course. The courses in infrastructure doesnt give you so much knowledge, I have done one in Luleå and that is much more fact about how and why. »
- Mats Winroth and Magnus Persson are not inspirational and could be part of the reason why people do not choose QOM. Younger people are needed. »
- 1) too simple lab. 2) terrible blackboard writing. 3) students should be given more help for selecting courses »
- Courses Materials performance, Heat and moisture engineering and Geotechnics have a lot to learn when it comes to pedagogics and course structure from the departments Applied Mechanics and Structural engineering.»
- The teachers pedagogical ability.»
- I would like more courses not focusing on micro/nano electronics but more towrds chemisty and materials»
- Not offer the Environmental course, and not have three courses in parallel in the the first term»
- Make some of the courses smaller and more focused. I understand that it is master"s level and that it is supposed to be difficult but still if fels redicuolus have so extensive courses. Make them more foucused and thay will be more apprechiated. »
- water-courses extermination should be put into action»
- Revision of some of the courses»
- New Masters presentation rules. In particular, I am very disturbed by presentation-opposition dependance since it seems like particular student extremely relies on other students presentation. Which is out of control.»
- Make it more demanding»
- More courses to choose from.»
- Material Performance and Heat and Moisture Engineering. Unfortunately, these are given by the same teacher and I don"t want him to feel bad, cause he"s not a bad person, but the courses really aren"t very awesome. »
- I think the amount of selectable courses could be increased, especially with courses where you can learn more softwares - because that is what the businesses requires you to know when you start working.»
- Courses to be revised but kept within the programme: geotechnics, structural systems, materials performance, heat and moisture, structural dynamics. Steel structures and timber structures courses should have better course literature (eg. such as the ones used in concrete courses)»
- The chemistry courses. The first one, Nuclear Chemistry should be less extensive and thus the applied nuclear chemistry can be more extensive.»
- Maybe a little bit more scientific programming.»
- More optional courses to choose from. More geotechnics. I don"t think there is a need for a compulsory semester since the knowledge from these courses are not needed in most of the subsequent courses. For example, I am not interested in water engineering so why am I forced to take a course in Drinking water engineering? Trust that the students can choose the right courses themselves. »
- The course "Term paper and Seminars" should be removed (not the host company part, but the term paper itself, it was waste of time).»
- it should be made clear to the students that they are expected to know how to program»
- This program is for business students, rather technical background students. It slows down group work a lot which is the most time spent activity in the course.»
- The coordinator should show up the first day. Take course evaluations and students opinion seriously. Integrate the learning outcomes in the programme: * Design a system based on new and existing components (System Engineering), * Discuss with a professional the meaning of key concepts in low-level hardware/software interaction (Computer Architecture), * Develop systems and applications (Programming), »
- Maybe it would be better to choose tracks, as in the Biotechnology programme. But on the other hand I like that you could study a lot of different courses.»
- Some computer program is very difficult and need more time to understand especially to international students. »
- For the networks and distributed systems part, there seems to be a lot of room for improvement when it comes to teaching. »
- price of some course book...»
- Almost all the courses needs a new way of thinking. They should inspire the students instead of showing old tables from the 80ies. »
- Explain to the students why the compulsory elective courses exist. Improve coordination between treachers to smoothen workload curve and improve content of courses. »
- The compolsory courses should be changed and adjusted to which track/specialization the student choses.»
- More math!»
- As suggested above, more courses could be added to the current masters program. Also, a stronger "out-of-the-course" relationship (like lectures and seminars that are not part of the course work but about the current research) between the students and the department will be helpful. »
- One should be able to follow the track one has chosen in all courses»
- Some old teachers which are not in line wwith new research»
- Not all courses are equally good.»
- It would have been nice with some sort of activity the first day other than the information. I don"t know who"s in my class and I don"t know them very well either. Perhaps just a small suggestion to meet later the first day and have a barbeque or something. More information from the coordinator and clearer information, he usually doesn"t know what he"s talking about. The staff should explain that the applied math courses are very important for getting jobs. I had to learn it the hard way.»
- eHealth Add Antenna engineering More real-world connected projects (like the ECG design from Biomedical Instrumentation)»
- The first semester was to hectic and the term paper course did not add anything for those how have studied the "I-program".»
- Knowing "a bit of everything" is good, but I believe IPM students would benefit from a cooperation with other departments. That is, many departments have PM courses with emphasis on their area. It could be good to inculde cooperation with such courses so that IPMers would have assignments with team members from some particular background, to learn how PM practices application change depending on an area.»
- The biorefinery coarse and the cellulose technology coarse did not meet my expectations. I think there were too much information about wood a very poor information about the processes and future developments. »
- systems biology should be revised»
- Well... I would say almost everything. I good start would be by fixing or develop a new student portal which constantly crashes because of its bugs. Another serious aspect is the person who is providing lecture. That person only should be either the subject"s teacher or someone from industry/really experienced. PhD STUDENTS are still students and unfortunately most of them are not prepared in both pedagogical and technical ways. I"ve seen normal students pointing out misconceptions as these PhD students provide lectures. I had a subject that barely I saw the teacher.»
- When it became time to apply for Master Thesis jobs there were absolutely no information given, evertything had to be dug out by us students, and the process of getting a supervisor is far from painless and leave room for improvement, especially when the master thesis is at a company as it does not give a good picture of Chalmers if it takes forever to get a hold of supervisors in order to start work when everything else is ready..»
- Moisture engineering and materials performance course. Also should be clear that you become an engineer without reading all compulsory courses. Material performance course is not really bad, but it is only concrete, and that feels very old fashioned. »
- It does not quite feel like a deepening master program. It feels like most of the courses could have been a part of the bachelor"s program, since they are not on a very advanced level.»
- the product development project in year 2. It too unstructured and most of the time are spent on thing not related to product development. Instead of a large project it would be better to have smaller more defined design assignments. »
- Would be good with some more engineering thinking in some courses and less focus and just educating to get PHD students. But going to do the wireless link course, it might change my mind.»
- Some courses did seem to overlapp a bit to much like the freight transport systems and management of physical distrubution which were to simular »
- probably some more fabrication works and cleanroom exercises»
- Nothing, just continue listening to us students.»
- The scheduling. I"m studying at the Biotechnology programme, and there have been lots of courses where the schedules have overlapped. »
- Marine propulsion systems, Ship geometry and hydrostatics & Marine transport systems could be compressed into one course. Questions like "Name three types of pumps" is a waste of time and not worthy a masterprogramme. The propeller part from marine propulsion systems could be included in the ship resistance and computational hydrodynamics. »
- The level of some of the courses are a bit low. The PD-project in the first year feels (although a good course) like repetition from the bachelor years...»
- I"ve never gotten the point of having constant mandatory labs to finish by deadlines throughout the whole course, or else you fail the course. At least offer some courses that are not structured like this! Let us focus on learning the course contents within the allocated time, instead of struggling with constant short term goals. Also, if not, at least give us a re-exam opportunity failed labs, so that we don"t need to wait an entire year and re-register on the course. Since the labs are as important (if not more) for passing as the exams, why shouldn"t we get a second chance on them...?»
- The coursework, more program events»
- Communication within faculty»
- The social media course»
- Increase linkages between courses from one study period to the next. Basic knowledge is building up over time based on core subject concepts, but later courses do not always reflect this. More cooperation between teachers in the various courses could help with this.»
- I"m guessing this is a bureaucratic issue because Sustainable Energy Systems goes under the Mechanical engineering department, but it is in my opinion very strange that students from the chemical engineering bachelor at Chalmers do not have guaranteed admission to the programme. In my experience, I think us with a chemical engineering background have been equipped with more prior knowledge that is relevant to the courses in the program. We"ve already in our bachelor had a lot of practice on thermodynamics, doing calculations on large processes including modeling, reaction and combustion engineering. I think therefore that chemical engineers should have guaranteed admission. »
- More cooperation with both small and large firms within the scooe of innovation management would be nice»
- Design Processes course, More guest lecturers»
- Record the lectures and put them online in high quality. Suggested change in the R&D strategy & organization course (see above). Magnus should make readable slides in both his courses. Make it easier to count relevant courses from abroad! Current system is very inflexible!»
- Some courses need improvements from a pedagogical perspectives. Teachers need to be better trained.»
- The structure and the course contents. Seems like just very little differs between some of the courses... Include some more business thinking which is really needed for the future if sustainability should be reach in the world!»
- The administration of the master thesis»
- Higher requirements for students to enter the programme.»
- Move some courses from study period 3 (and maybe 4) to period 1 and 2. Almost all the profile courses I really wanted to take are in period 3 (Discrete Optimization, Adv. Functional Programming, Machine Learning), along with some interesting non-profile courses (Simulation Engines, Adv. Computer Graphics). Add in the fact that the mandatory course Programming Language Technology has to be taken in period 3, and that most people do their master thesis period 3-4 the second year, I would probably need to study another two years to have a chance of reading all the courses which made me choose this programme in the first place. Consider that a typical CSALL student (as far as I know) will have, over the course of two years, a total of 30 hp of elective courses in period 2, and 7.5 hp for period 3.»
- Environmental courses »
- Remove heating ventilation and air conditioning!!»
- For me it feels like heat pump technology was part of almost every course. It would be good to put some more effort on preventing overlaps as this steals time for new material.»
- Adapt the courses to the students previosly studying at Chalmers, not exchange students with not enough pre-knowledge of english-knowledge. Fells like a pity that (some of) the "advanced" courses have less demands than the batchelor courses. »
- Less quasi obligatory or more courses to choose between»
- That you have to comply with all northumbria"s rules about how to write the thesis. To do it alone is not inspiring at all. Some courses at Northumbria where we"ve already done major parts. »
- I think it was really bad that we did not have any kick of to integrate the class during the first week! It would not be any big deal but I think most of the students would have appriciated it and it would also make the first group work easier.»
- I don"t think that the master program has the same standard as the bachelor program, which made me very dissapointed, and I think it"s important to look into the program and think about what changes could be made. I think that is to many mandatory courses, it feels very important to have the ability to choose which courses you want to take to create your own education. Maybe have some mandatory courses, but definately not as much as 8. »
- more cooperation with art schools/ design schools»
- A applied control course would be nice.»
- Better and more pedagogical teachers»
- Programme administration needs to be looked over and getting better teachers for many of the courses. »
- Add more modeling, computer simulation»
- There should be study visit to industries/concert halls offered to the students. The students are instead always working on assignments in classrooms.This makes the study way too theoretical and the environment very boring and monotonous. »
- No collision between courses in same track. Find examiners who take their responsibility serious and not like in Machine learning 2011.»
- Maybe have some more flexibility to read additional courses, especially non technical ones to broaden one"s horizon »
- Some of the general knowledge should not be repeated so many times. Some of the courses repeats information. »
- Nothing real.»
- The examination form of the Model driven engineering and software product line engineering courses»
- Space Science should be removed from this program and become just Wireless and Photonics master Program. Also, try to invite guest lecturers to improve the level of lectures.»
- the structures of the coursers. Most courses have projects presentation or mandatory (lab) in the end of the course. Divide the work for the whole period. »
- Seriously think if the IDE course adds anything - it is so similar to the bachelors thesis and the masters thesis. I would much rather have had courses that tought me something than a project. »
- The order of the courses, Take away Production systems, no comments. Move Production management to lp1 and PEWD to lp2, and run project course as 15 credit course during spring. »
- Remove Artificial Intelligence (from the computer science department) as one of the ones to choose freely. The professor responisble told us they mainly use it to teach their students how to write scientific papers which we from Physics already know quite well at that point. They grade only on the papers and to much effort on different subjects so you don"t get time to dig into one subject.»
- As Matlab was used widely here in at least two courses in our programme, it"s better to remind the foreign students that what kind of software will be used so they can study it by themselves beforehand.»
- The Geothecnics course should be preserved but it could be much better. The same for the material and building physics course.»
- Some of the introductory classes should be revised. I understand that it is an "adjustment period" for the international students, but you can adjust while learning or even struggling a little just as well. »
- The connection between teachers and students»
- The building physics and material part is weak.»
- The building tecknology courses are at at very low level, need to be improved! Some of the courses had no course evaluation questionaire. »
- More practical work in clean room, more laboratories»
- Material Performance, Heat and Moisture Engineering. Change the teachers, they are stuck in their tracks. Make drastic change of the content. To much focus on material performance in the micro state and very much focus on different testing methods. The latter is something that may be of interest for the few who wants to conduct research. »
- The project is a little bit too big. Takes so much time that it is hard to find time for the other courses.»
- The programme administration could be improved. many students that go abroad have problems with unclarities regarding compulsory courses that they will have to complete when they get back to Chalmers. There also seem to be a lot of confusement when choosing studio at the start of the master programme and there seems to be a general lack of confidence in the coordination from the student centre. It has also been quite unclear on exactly how to fill in forms for registering the Master"s thesis. This information should be more clear, for example gone through on a lecture on the course on personal leadership prior the Master"s Thesis start.»
- Nothing that I can think of. »
- No»
- More practical elements, such as implementation of control. Very heavy on theory (which is also good, but should be balanced)»
- The research metodology course»
- Certain projects that were more time consuming than educating - smaller groups is better, relevant work is better. The general difficulty level of the program needs to increase by adding deeper knowledge in the courses. The adminstration in certain courses needs to be improved - course web pages should be a requirement.»
- Perhaps it has got to do with the teachers"abilitiy to speak English, but many courses are too fundamental.»
- Integrated product development is not needed»
- More collaboration between courses. Especially in the first and second quarter of the program. a lot of conflicting deadlines and at times, unbelievably and unnecessary high tempo. the course Term papers and seminars rp 1-2 should be removed..»
- The Geotechnics Course. Horrible Management and teaching!»
- Closely monitor the course evaluations, especially regarding the teachers. There are too many teachers who seem less interested in teaching than simply do their own thing.»
- Dynamical Systems needs to be revised to make it more clear why it"s actually useful for studying systems - the first half is clearly useful, but CAS students learn most of that in Compbio A. Sadly that course is not a prerequisite for Dynamical Systems, it should be, so we can start learning new stuff immediately, since both courses are obligatory ones at CAS. The last half of Dynamical Systems seems to have no applications and the teacher is unable to tell us how that material is useful for understanding anything about real systems. That"s really bad. The Artificial Neural Networks course needs to be updated, it is stuck in the 90"s. New developments have happened since then, and should be included in the course.»
- No opinion.»
- Higher pedagogical level among the teachers and easier to get a meeting with program coordinator.»
- the name!! The current name "technology, environment and society" is too vague»
- The courses given by mechanics are not very well adapted to the rest of the programme.»
- teachers pedagogical skills »
- The nanomaterial part should definitely be updated and reviewed, it feels like the word is mostly in the name just to make the programme seem more interesting. However I hear that some changes have been made since I took the courses, maybe this criticism is no longer justified. »
- the administration and mr. Almefält have to see over that the courses that you can chose keep a certain standard»
- Some of my fellow students lack in competence, they have not enough knowledge, setting the rest of us back. I think that 7.5 points or so in basic chemistry should be compulsory.»
- It could be interesting to have a project based course in which a real problem from a company is solved, like a mini-project. SOmething as I think the organisation Miljöbron is providing.»
- clear information about what is expected from you to achieve different grades. better information for engineering students about what is expected of you. »
- The options to interact in other countries. There mos be more networking and master thesis projects as there is in architecture.»
- More courses to choose from. If you are interested in a specific field you have to fins courses on other universities to go deeper.»
- Not required. It has everything for an Automotive Engineer»
- More practical work.»
- All the time we get the same lectures over and over again. Very much is repeated and it does not feel like the courses in the program are made for the master. More like they are separate and then they repeat a lot of same stuffs even from the bachelor time. »
- The course -Sustainable electrical systems- which made me feel like I dont ever want to work with anything electrical in my life...»
- A master"s coordinator that have time and fell responsibility for its students»
- Knowledge and Learning»
- Some of the more specialised courses could be more general»
- The main problem with the master program is that the bachelor courses in general are much better and with harder requirements on the students. At the master levels, the courses tends to have very few lectures with the professor (2h per week in average is quite common and I think it is way to little time) and the demands could be much higher. But also that the teachers must start to give response on all works that are handed in + the evaluation must be more responsive in order to motivate the students to actually evaluate the courses in a good way.»
- More interesting and practical laborations»
- The communication and administration need to be improved. However, it could sometimes be difficult since the programme is under constant development.»
- Revise "innovations management"... Also "starting new business" feels a bit weak. It felt more of a market analysis course then an entrepernual course.»
- Perhaps, the questions in tests and exams could differ more from year to year. »
- None»
- Methods course earlier »
- A bigger selection of courses would be nice if possible. »
- whole structure from pedagogical viewpoint and also add some preliminary courses to equalize people in advance at program with consideration the fact that program is interdisciplinary and people who attend in program came from different bachelor »
- Better information and organization.»
- Most exams and reports could be integrated and thus minimize double-work.»
- The compulsory courses, should turn back to what it was like before, separated from different divisions»
- eHealth as a mandatory course must be changed»
- The pinch-course with Harvey, Industrial energy systems, it sucks! Also the sustainable elecrical grid course with Lina Breitling was really, really bad»
- The timing of the courses can be adjusted so that no two courses completely interfere with one another..»
- To inform the examinators about that it is mandatory to have at least two scheduled reviews of the exam. We have had one course were we had to tell the examiner to have a review and the biorefinery course where we still have not had the review even though we have asked the examiner.»
- some courses should go deeper in a relatively narrow range, not go through quickly and give a big picture of a more than 600 pages book»
- Project Management is in my opinion a practical subject, the programme should be aware of to much academic focus.»
- Devdatt, worst teacher ever»
- Better organization of courses, clear definition of examination and grading. Less cross-coverings between the courses: Production Systems, Production Management, Production Ergonomics - all with the same teacher and some slides in all the 3 courses! Production project course: Adapt course materials and conception to make it more relevant to the specific case. Students lost in formalities, not free to develop their creativity in the project.»
- Basically all courses would benefit much more, if students are forced and expected to code stuff. It"s only a mindset to go from the very beginning, but would result in more publishable work, IMO. Because it"s a general problem, that how the education is designed, we barely produce portfolio materials, and in comparison of students from other IxD studies, this is a big leak with Chalmers.»
- Higher academical level requirement for the courses. As of now all environmental courses are open to every student at chalmers. Resulting in that at every course there are students who have never taken environmental courses before (like this period, my 12th environmental course and we have bachelor students in the class and this is their second environmental course, at what other masters programme would that be possible?) The lecturers lower the academical level of the courses to fit the "new-comers" That makes a very big overlap between courses, every course has a "what is sustainability" lecture, every course mentiones Bruntland and Rio convention, every course expains what global warming is. Too much overlap between courses. »
- Examination Of Power Electronic Converter»
- Utveckla och förbättra ARK186 Sustainable building. Tror att den skulle kunna bli jättebra..men är inte riktigt där. Mindre flum & "flowerpower" och mer sammarbete med andra masterprogram (V, bygg..osv) »
- There are too much work in Magnus Holmén courses!»
- Yacht design»
- Christian Ekberg. Should make the course dosimetry and radiation protection compulsory. »
- Opportunities for interaction with senior students in the same programme for guidance/tips»
- Better information»
- distribute elective courses more evenly across semesters/quarters»
- More interaction, more credits for student-created projects, more online courses, video classes, home written exams, more cutting edge technologies, more on innovative thinking.»
- The Advanced CAD could be more advanced. »
- Advanced Software Architecture needs an overhaul. Room 322 needs to have the climate control fixed. I"d like to see more of Agneta.»
- More involvement with research would be fun.»
- There is nothing that should definitely be changed.»
- better organization, clearer instructions»
- Blanda miljökurserna med bl.a. ekonomi»
- Do not have the courses Materials performance and Heat and moisture engineering as mandatory courses. If you keep the courses as mandatory, get rid of the teachers in charge of the courses since they are not able to teach. Add possibility to take courses in optimization as well as parametric design. There are a lot of parametric designs produced in the front line engineering offices all over the world at the moment and soon it will be carried out in more or less all offices. We have to be prepared! »
- some more thought should be given to what courses should preceed the others. For example, one could have Optimization (LP2) as a prerequisite to Model Predictive control.»
- Interaction with teachers.»
- The Termpaper and seminar course»
- Space engineering part should account for more percentage.»
- Swedish Language can be made mandatory in order to speak basic swedish in order to get a chance in Companies for internship/jobs»
- teachers»
- More CAD»
- Increase number of courses that are in the program which are more specific to the different tracks within the program. Fewer compulsory courses.»
- try to improve the manufacturing courses and get more students there..»
- Managing organisations in the construction industry»
- divide the master program in one for water and environment and one for geotechnics and traffic/road»
- The workloads of some courses were too much to me. Maybe they could be decreased.»
- more marketing outside Ind ec»
- Some courses could be better organized. Especially the final thesis has been a bit unclear concerning deadlines and hand in.»
- The complex system simulations and complex systems seminars need better structure»
- The simulation engines course might need to be revised.»
- Design processes and management should be taken out. An increase in the teaching of presentation skills is needed. As well as a change of attitude towards presentation and speaking the english language »
- The mandatory courses. I don´,t see the point of learning how to treat drinking water if I know I will not work with this in the future. I understand that the bachelor program is broad, but I was really looking forward to start to read courses that acually intrested me. »
- Some of the recommended courses»
- Time management and course administration.»
- Can"t think of anything right now»
- many international students have severe problems with english»
- RAC. Either more credits or less work. The IPC could also be structured a bit, but it was good in general»
- Th courses in it: more, "sharper" content. More practically oriented content »
- Sometimes I found the courses to be a bit repetitive of one another »
- no comment»
- Nu läser jag en kurs som heter Geotechnics. Claes Ahlén är riktigt dålig på att hålla föreläsning. Han står och viskar framme vid tavlan och ritar helt osammanhängande på tavlan. Han känns väldigt oförberedd inför varje föreläsning och det är inte kul som student att sitta och lyssna då. Kursen FEM-basic har alldeles för hög belastning. Kursen som läser parallellt blir drabbad på ett mycket negativt sätt. Kursen FEM-structure som vi läser tillsammans med maskinteknik är för svår. Det är väldigt svårt för oss väg och vattenstudenter att hänga med. Det märks att vi kommer från olika bakgrund.»
- Some of the elective profile courses should be revised.»
- Some courses and teachers especially multimedia and source coding.»
- More feedback on projects, higher demands on the design part of projects. This might have changed during the last revision of the program but in 2010-2011 we had a lot of courses where we did our own projects and since interaction design is a design program it seemed weird that projects without any thought on design at all were passed. »
- Additional subjects to choose from Compulsory and Semi compulsory courses. »
- We really need more opportunities to participate in the projects. Also, if we have more freedom to choose course, it will be better.»
- Some teachers»
- More assignments»
- Do not require 25hrs per course per week, it"s too much. Also too much group/individual work (would be nice to have more introduction into the topic by the teacher)»
- Some courses are too raw and makes me feel like I am wasting my time. The feedback given during the courses should be more constructive.»
- the security track even though I"d like some kind of a project as a examination. It could just be added on top of todays courses. The distributed systems courses!! Computer networks (was mostly confusing this year, though Ali is a good lecturer)»
- Finanacial Management. Current format is really low quality!»
- the theoretical courses»
- rules of 6 mandatory course must be change. »
- Currently have no comments»
- Have it at one university only to have better overview. »
- no opinion»
- Could make the course in Project Management less general and more difficult.»
- Bevisat att man lär sig mer ifall man utbildas i sitt modersmål.»
- There should be more international students.»
- More elective courses!»
- exams and quizs»
- Biochemistry and molecular biology,almost every student study this course during bachelor period.»
- more non-architectural based teachers»
- Malins attitude»
- Software architecture. Probably software product lines as well, from what I"ve heard (didn"t take it myself)»
- repetition... and avoid becoming a generalist... work more with real issues from industries. Because, in an attempt to make it easy or feasible , we tend to over-simplify a lot of issues. »
- the not so capable teachers »
- More focus on specific subjects. More advertising for possibility of research on those specific subjects with examples of topics being currently researched.»
- In my opinion the building physics courses for example heat and moisture engineering is the most unstructured course i´,ve ever taken, the lecturers basically reads from the pp-slide. The subject is very important for future engineers but the way it is taught at Chalmers is not acceptable. »
- The master thesis administration. Seriously...»
- No opinion»
- no »
- ...»
- remove the course term papers and seminars»
- The courses could include more information. I felt sometimes that the courses were very shallow»
- theory. We want more visits and cooperation with the industry.»
- not have it»
- be stricter on electable courses, make more mandatory. some of the electable i took were very low level»
- The R&D-course»
- I think perhaps a more clear separation between Fluid and Solid mechanics.»
- Some very basic courses need to be upgraded for master"s degree»
- Nothing specially»
- I would like to see more courses where students are encouraged to participate actively during classes. This could be done through seminars, student presentations or discussions in class. The course in Financial Risk is very good when it comes to that.»
- Improve Cad-course»
- some compendium books»
- -perhaps less focus on Matlab -more support should be given for students wanting to do the 60 credit thesis by having more information readily available»
- Term paper and seminar course, I also think that the reading period with management of physical distributuion and production flow management was very demotivating.. The course management and distribution could be impoved through better lectures and better instruction for the projects.»
- Some more courses related to Radio Network should be added»
- nothing»
- More practical stuff - it is after all named APPLIED physics. more labotations and preferably also connection with the society.»
- some of the teachers»
- Better teachers. Good quality exercises where you are able to get answers to your questions. In the wastewater engineering course for instance, the answer to most questions has been "make an assumption" and I believe that we shouldn"t try to learn new things by GUESSING what"s correct. »
- The diversity of the courses proposed is somehow quite low. Different course are just "repeating" each others. »
- More flexibility»
- better structure in the courses. this goes for more than 50% of the marine courses. »
- everything »
- More project courses»
- Mandatory courses»
- Less compulsory and semi-compulsory courses.»
- Supervision/help in the Embedded control course project. Knut need to try the lab/project equipment himself before using it on students in a course (so that he can answer questions, for example.)»
- in some quarters, the workloads are high, maybe change the courses at the same time»
- taking three different categories of courses as ordinary courses»
- Some distance learning courses.»
- Modern imaging. Increase the amount of knowledge in the courses. Have soft skills courses.»
- The ability to have lectures online or something like that. Make the courses more interactive on the web. »
- The course nanoscience. It sucks»
- Global sustainability should not be considered as a compulsory course IT IS SUCH A LAME COURSE.»
- Nothing much, improving what already exist»
- Materials science.»
- the course of "eHealth" can be put into the first semester»
- No opinion.»
- More ability to chose direction in this master program, technical, logistic, and management for ex.»
- NO»
- they should add more homeassignemnt lab.(means designing and simulating by software rather than only calculating problems)»
- Removing the constant repetition of theory/knowledge that we have learned in previous courses. For me a masters education should lead to a higher understanding of the selected subject and not rehearsing basic theory. »
- See above»
- Nothing in particular»
- Introduce good courses in Embedded systems and instrumentation. The courses now available are a bit low standard with hardly any useful learning outcome.»
- Some courses were a bit too easy. It seems weird that the work load for the master program is lower than for the bachelor.»
- Either more students with different backgrounds or more foreign students»
- Some of the teachers are not so pedagogical. It would be good if they discussed the layout of the lectures together so they can learn from eachother.»
- The program could be structured better»
- I would like to have better info on what to think of when starting the master thesis.»
- Heat and Moisture engineering and Materials performances are both very bad courses. Do something about the teachers would be good. The geotechnics course have very bad quality as well, the litterature is a joke. I"m actually sometimes a little bit surprised how bad some courses are on master level, and some teachers. »
- Some courses should be changed to provide new knowledge and not only repeating old knowledge, because that gets boring pretty quickly. More consideration should be put to the block schedule, because a lot of courses HAVE to be chosen a specific master year (or it will clash with mandatory courses), which means there is only one chance to take the course. »
- Materials performance course and heat and moisture engineering course. Would also like to have a greater connection to the industry and more connections! Project including cooperation with companies etc. Also in the lectures a more "practical" viewpoint to the design process should be presented, I think. Not just mechanics etcetc - but more codes and "know-How" knowledge.»
- more contact between teachers, staff, administration and students. »
- Lower the limit on mandatory courses, this way more student would apply to the program and this way people is offered to chose courses more freely. »
- The courses Materilas performance, Heat and moisture and Geotechnics. They MUST be improved. This were subjects I looked forward to take but I"ve not learned much. »
- The first semester wasn"t that inspiring, especially material performance.»
- There are too many collisions with the GU courses, there seems to be no contact between GU and chalmers and the students suffer.»
- Slightly more advanced rather than repetition of undergraduate studies. More field-trips to the industry or projects in collaboration with industry would be nice of course.»
- Some courses should be thought for 2 quarters such as MMIC.»
- 1. More administration work. Get feedback from students and adjust frequently and create more opportunities for students to talk with teachers. 2. Also organize more events for student. Could be events for student to contact companies or some events. 3. Improve the cooperation atmosphere between students. I"m going to finish my master soon and I couldn"t name most of the student from the same program. 4. More communication between students and teachers/professors. 5. Chalmers is a good university. Create IT university together with GU is a mistake, this will drag down quality of IT courses and IT students.»
- I can"t understand why people who take their Bachelor in chemical engineering (like I did) don"t get a "guaranteed spot" to this master programme. It feels like we have a more suitable background than e.g. people with a mechanical background.»
- The heat and moisture and material courses. Good subject but terrible courses»
- process of work! when are we supposed to learn that?»
- Teachers" knowledge in English. Better prepared courses, more information. More information about the Master Programme before applying.»
- Introductory courses»
- the possibility to take couple classes at the same time in the semester without overlapping schedule. more options for each semester»
- Heat and Moisture»
- More workshops and more lectures. More teacher-led sessions in genral»
- Design of Silent Products and Room Acoustics. Another problem is that so many people are dependent on Wolfgang Kropp. He is a really good guy (excellent teacher!), but there is only one of him. Is it really not possible to divide the responsibilities between more people..?»
- Can"t find something now»
- The many courses in design do not demand bachelor level skills and they do not feel like proper master courses. »
- multimedia and wireless network couses»
- Common Information Portal»
- Sustainable energy futures»
- The lack of connection to the industry »
- Integrated product development course should be updated because student who are now working in R&D SAYS THAT THEY DONT HAVE SO MUCH USE OF THAT COURSE so an update of the course should be done to make it more relevant or useful when working with R&D. Operations Strategyu is interesting but also make it more useful in real life.»
- Course has very little focus on courses that provides inputs on developing concepts. And more on planning & marketing studies. Think should have a balance between the two.»
- NA.»
- Some of the theory courses (like Sustainable Development and Nordic Architecture).»
- Advanced Software Architecture needs to either be changed or replaced with another course.»
- the CAD-course»
- All international students must be given a crash course on software such as Matlab/simulink and catia/ansys.»
- madatory courses.»
- Moore process oriented and especially bioprocess.»
- Improve project management course, by adding in modern project management tools »
- I wish it waren"t so broad. Now they are trying to fit in geotechnics, geology, water, traffic etc and because of this, you do not become specialized in your field. I"ve talked to classmates interested in all these subjects and everyone feels like we"re not getting enough of the things we are interested in and has to put effort in courses which do not interest us at all. »
- Possibility to choose courses in stead of compalsary courses. »
- some courses»
- The Vehicle Dynamics courses has to be improved and changed. Non of the students reading the program has read Ridid Body Dynamics so the courses has to adapt to that or moved som that Rigid Body is read before.»
- Less group projects.»
- Modeling and Simulation in first quarter. This course if you"re not interesting in simulation path hasn"t any relation to what I intend to study. It should be considered as optional»
- The Internet Communication (unsure about the name) should be dropped! It is 90-95% repetition of the Data communication course on the bachelor level. Make this a prerequisite to the masters instead, it is completely unnecessary.»
- It would be nice to show "pre requisites" for courses. That is, which courses are recommended to have read before you are about to chose this course. this way students will know if the elective course they are about to chose is good for them and what to revise for it. »
- More emphasis on the different tracks, and better guidance on course order.»
- There should be more CFD courses.»
- »
- Lena Hopsch & Gun Lund»
- Better coordination, keep time schedules etc. More professor time.»
- I would like to have the Game Design track separated from the interaction design programme, and create a Game Development Programme instead with only minor focus on design (one interaction design course and one game design course) and more focus on software engineering (C++ programming, algoritms, simulation engines, software engineering... Things that the game industry is looking for when hiring a game developer). I think that the AI course should not be part of the programme unless algorithms is added as well. An AI course with more game focus would be better.»
- More courses to choose from. In some cases there are just two to choose from and I end up studying at other universities.»
- Heat and moisture, Materials performance»
- Truly, when students have better ability to explain in English and feel more confident in discussions with teachers involved, then education quality sinks. This is the same when I apply for master program, nobody asks me to demonstrate good knowledge in mathematics because this is a backbone for any technical specialty. You either know how to solve problems or you fail and eventually may drop out of university. The same demand should be made on knowledge of English when it comes to master program taught in English.»
- Information about registration of courses before students start their first year on the masters programme.»
- Better information »
- There is a bit too much of repetition for us students who have taken a bachelor in Industrial engineering and management. The first courses are a bit too easy where many topics have been handled in the bachelor.»
- Some courses that are not so related to network and most of students have taken it during the bachelor such as Operating Systems»
- Methods of Interactive Analysis, as noted before. The last study period had, in general, a lack in good courses, I thought, and so I took one from the Software Engineering department (which turned out to be excellent).»
- More structure & cohesion.»
- student support related to helping the foreign students with getting internships and vacansies.»
- Better information about who to hand in different applications to and when.»
- Advanced Software Architecture. Model-Driven Engineering and Software Product Lines could have better and more relevant content.»
- The first course structural systems should be later in the programme, so that you get use of all the knowledge.. the projects it self is interessting but since it"s the first course it fails. »
- Advanced ICM Theory»
- School managers»
- The structure of all courses. The course management is often under standard and his holds for the entire s2 institution. »
- I think that it is strange that you encourage us to go on an exchange year but we are not allowed to account for more than 30hp when we come back to Chalmers. This is an issue that has to be heavily revised as it lowers my impression of the programme and Chalmers.»
- "design, process and management" was a terrible course. No structure of lectures or the assignment at all.»
- Hur kurserna är uppdelade mellan olika perioder så att det blir lättare att välja en inriktning.»
- More labs.»
- Tomas Faxheden should be fired.»
- Information med datum och vad som ska produceras och till när.»
- Reduce the number of lab work or start grading the labs and make them be part of the final grade. The final grade for each course should include exam and lab work effort like the other Masters programs!»
- Linear control systems and in particular Embedded control systems should be revised.»
- Benedikte»
- I would like more help when choosing courses.»
- Mandatory courses»
- The work load in the first semester. It should be lower or at least more balanced.»
- I would introduce one week after the reading period before the exams take place. The two weeks before the exams are really intense. I am not a pedagouge but I think it takes some time to memorize all the stuff. Sometimes I think I forgot a lot of stuff after the exam, which is a pity.»
- Hardware description and verification.»
- the attitude of academic staff to master thesis student ( during thesis writing)...I have felt as an outsider in some cases (though i know my limitations) !!!!»
- There should be some scope of research attachment during the Master program for those student with formidable academic performance. This will encourge the students very much and also Chalmers will benefit from the researches.»
- Should be more sales and negotiation training»
- more flexible program structure: courses for 30 credits, also more detailed projects, project dedicated courses + industry cooperation, 1st year lectures changed to electives »
- should be more job oriented.»
- Insert better Courses instead of building physics courses, many teacher are bad.»
- Safety courses should be revised»
- Master thesis course was very badly administrated throughout the whole project. Not enough information (as in, almost none) for students, needs changes.»
- the layout of the reality studio could be changed, in order to get more out of the course, but the course in itself is very good»
- More information, better structure and change of administration! There are so many unclear stuff. For example the courses for second term couldn"t be found in the student portal. The same with courses for year 2. Some courses included in the program was not put as an elective one. Then first the information (when asked) was that this course was canceled. After some own research it appears that it was not... This is just one example of the failing administration. What kind of management is this, this is our education and what we invest everything in. »
- DTIM. More admin information being communicated. More IA valuation. More simulations and workshops.»
- The critique situation. A certain level of jurisprudence is a minimum demand. Most qritiques are okay, but the really poor and unproffesional ones do severe damage to students feeling of security. A general critique format ensuring the students right to reply to critisizm and separating formal and personal judgements could remedy this.»
- Some courses, like logic and parallel func. prog. had very little time scheduled for supervised labs, excesses etc. Just because the courses are on a higher level doesn"t mean that supervised exercises etc. are unnecessary, as some seams think. Discussion, feedback and being able to easily ask questions etc. are always improving in my opinion, no matter the level of the teaching. »
- Better improvement of the teachers ability to speak English. »
- Better information regarding master thesis!»
- Sometimes there are too large focus on reports. In the course "Linear Control System Design", the students had an oral presentation of their work for an assignment, with only handwritten calculations without any need of "fancy" structure, to an examiner (teacher assistant). The purpose of such approach is to minimize time spend on writing, and instead maximize time spend on learning how to solve problem, and get a feedback of the solution to an assignment directly. Sometimes with the report approach, there even wasn"t any feedback to the reports and solutions to an assignment because of lack of time for the responsible assignment editor. I think oral presentations to the assignment examiner is much more effective and is better for students who will search for a job rather than going for PhD.»
- Everything needs to be more advanced. For me the Master"s was too much repetition from the Bachelor. You should also try to attract people from more disciplines. Since everyone had the same background in my PD project we could just as well have done it with two people instead of five. I would also like to hear more from industry, how product development is carried out at various successful companies.»
- open»
- The name! It does not say anything but everything..! No employer understands what it is about.»
- No opinion»
- The Power System Analysis course is the worst course I"ve taken both in a pedagogical way and whats included in the course. This course should be totally reworked by someone else at the department or by another department. Most courses have way to many group tasks and project work which takes way way to much time and makes it impossible to have time to actually study and learn the material on your own. It becomes a one man show most of the time and the 5 others included in the groups dont learn anything. This applies for all the courses in the program. The project work form is horrible from a learning perspective. »
- more space for choosing different courses and make your own programme, without get the question "why? do you want that, and it will not fit in the schedule"»
- I thought I could take the sustainible building course nest semester but now I only get half of it. Strange that that studio dosent fit the rest of the studios. I took the Kenya studio this term.»
- Make the master programme more challenging and take inspiration from the course Design for Quality when designing courses. Also some more hands on experience and from industrial sector would be good. »
- Real time systems labs and dependable computer systems labs»
- About everything.»
- More preparation for MATLAB for the international students. »
- more practical labs with actual lab work»
- The order of the courses. Dynamical systems should come before the Computational Biology courses.»
- Some teachers need to work on the motivation, I prefer going to the lectures but to sit there and listen to teachers that, what it feels like, don"t want to be there is not goov for the student"s motivation»
- The course heating and ventilation must change. »
- HVAC systems engineering course should be modified/improved. Better cooperation between courses so overlapping is avoided. »
- I would like to have seen a more clear specialization within the program, i.e. stating in advance: which courses can be useful for particular kinds of job.»
- More involvement of companies»
- NA»
- drinking water engineering och waste water engineering var väldigt lika de kurser som var på byggingenjörsprogrammet»
- More social activities for the students. Very isoleted group.»
- TEK156 (could be a good course but needs revising), TEK290 (better in bachelor or elective)»

36. Do you have any general suggestions for improvement of Chalmers Master programme?

- Better information before chosing programme is prefferable.»
- A master program with more geotechnical and rock alignment together with construction courses would be good to either start a new master program or start a new alignment inside the construction program.»
- Better masterprogrammcoordinator and mor activities withing the program, sutch as meeting all the students within the programm. The way to evaluate courses!! As a course representative often i felt as the bad guy. And if i expressed any opinion the teacher often dismissed it as a stupid opinion. Or just said that it is not possibel to do!»
- The Chalmers administration in general is very slow and confused. Our thesis papers got lost and nobody knows where stuff is supposed to go...»
- You need a red line in the programme! Right now it is just a big mess of low quality courses with no connection.»
- Have more structure. Weakens the credit of the masters program to allow bachelor level course to count toward the master degree in my opinion. At least in terms of branding international. »
- Mer möjlighet till stöttning i examensarbetet gällande språkstöd, möjlihget till att boka tid med fackspråk för hjälp. »
- Not more than the above mentioned suggestions.»
- No»
- more theoretical courses»
- I would love to see some field trips to companies within some courses. Better information on the ex.job. Still have no idea how it is supposed to be done. How to find a supervisor and examinator, opponent etc.»
- More focus on cognitive content. GUIs, HCI. Is curious that the is a strong linkage between VOLVO and CHALMERS and through the Master we did not get any content in order to work in the automotive industry (development of interfaces, ergonomics, etc). »
- better communication, both lecturer - students and administration - students. »
- Nej»
- Remove repetative content! Subjects like requirement identification and specification is both covered in my bachelor, PPMA and PD-project. »
- Add some assistants to the teachers to help them with the information and keep the courses within reasonable workload and make sure the information is clear.»
- Perhaps some mor einfo about what you could be working with after the program. Sure, it is important to chose a program that you find interesting, but it is probably more important to actually get a job after studying for 5 years...»
- "16. Have you seen the goals of the Masters programme (before now)? " Maybe one could open the possibility to exchange one course for a short written project. At TU Vienna all students write such a project between their Bachelors and Masters thesis. I think it would be a great way to get used to project writing in english and a chance to try i a subject is a good choice for a masters project/ a chance to penetrate a certain topic outside the curriculum, say "renormalization" or "CFT" in some depth. remark: Is this a meaningful question? Am I supposed to count the number of times I"ve "seen" the goals of the program during the past 2 years?»
- The student center must be updated. Today you always get different advice and information when you ask them. The student center has a bad reputation among the students: it is said that they dont know anything and only confuses students.»
- Does the program really prepare the students and make them interesting for the industry? At present, not so much.»
- See q.35»
- - Better communication about the possibilities of choosing elective courses from other departments - »
- Need to define prerequisites. If you"re coming from a BSc in Bioengineering you NEED to finish a course in Separation Technology, Mathematical Modeling and Process Control, yet it"s not even possible to elect all as in Bioengineering BSc program.»
- More information in bachelor"s before choosing of master"s program.»
- More reality play-roles, games, practical cases! These are the ones really increasing the interest for managing the complexity of supply chains.»
- Better coordination between courses and teachers.»
- no opinion»
- At the start of the year there should be an introduction day on how to work in a group, give feedback with tips about group psychology. What we had in mechanical engineering the first 3 years was very good, but here it is even more important, because all people come from different backgrounds. In the beginning of each course (if there will be a group project involved) there should be a sheet handed out on how a group work can look like with contracts, responsibility, communication and other things, since there is new people coming in through erasmus all the time. It would be easier with a common starting point.»
- As mentioned above, changing from quarter based to semester based, and having less pressure on students due to hgih number of classes in a day.»
- Quite many of the courses are overlapping, especially when it comes to basic SCM-knowledge such as transport modes, cross-docking, warehousing and such. SCM is supposed to be about "the big picture" so give the students the tools to see that. Consolidate the current courses to make room for the following courses for all SCM-students: --CORPORATE STRATEGY (how can you implement a SCM strategy if you do not know what corporate strategy it should follow?) --ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR/CHANGE MANAGEMENT (how can you change a supply chain setup in a company if you don"t know about change management?) --INFORMATION SYSTEMS (Information flow is one of the three flows of a Supply Chain and every supply chain has a complex IT-system tied to it. How can you expect us to be able to handle a Supply Chain without knowing about the underlying IT-infrastructure) --GENERAL MANAGEMENT (after graduating from SCM, we will rather soon be put in a position where we will need to cooperate with other people in rather big projects and we should be given a little more insight into how it is to become a leader and/or at least a good coordinator who can "handle" people. Any good university and master program should make efforts to develop their students, not only cram facts into their heads) »
- I could not answer the questions about "Goals and goal fulfilment" because the new crappy homepage did not like the provided link.»
- Teachers must speak better english and be better at teaching! Many teachers have the attidute that everything is very simple and can"t understand that people strugle with certain things.»
- Possibility to select courses more individually. Maybe having "project courses" whith very few lectures and thereby low costs, but with possibility for the students to deepen their knowledge within a given subject.»
- Students opinions are taken seriously by the programme coordinator but not always by the teachers in the programme.»
- More information!! I had no idea what I chose - and I ended upp having to change master programme after one year. More oral information, discussions. Maybe a exhibition day with all masters programmes? Or a "open house"? Maybe some of these things already exists, but I did not hear about it... »
- having fewer semi-compulsory courses that makes the profiling of your own masterprogram more favoured - like before the change of masterprogram, some had 6/9 compulsory courses, and after it was 8/11.»
- maybe launch more advanced experimental equipment.»
- Give some credits(points) to the students who do internship in summer vacation.»
- Yes. Programme can provide Internships with other Universities for International students also.»
- When programmes are being changed and dissappear or change names or something, it is still important to have those students in mind that follow the old program. I have for example have great difficulties finding out who is my master program coordinator (this information dissappeared for a while) and which person in at the Student Center to contact and I still don´,t know. They don´,t seem to know themselves either. Not very good. »
- No.»
- Perhaps some more practical parts and course, web development for instance. »
- More and earlier information about the master thesis.»
- no opinion»
- We got no information about the master thesis. One could at least expect an email-reminder to remind people to search for companies in the autumn and one email in january on how to start the thesis (or at least just link to the webpage).»
- the effect of project work on the final grade.»
- The exchange students often lack knowledge of what they are doing, I"ve done almost everything with my friends, and when I"ve worked with exchange students I"ve often been disappointed. »
- In the elective courses in year two many of the exchange students did not have enough skills, both in English and management and economics, to cope with the courses and this affected me since I had to do things for them in the group works, they could pass the course without having done anything in reports etc. »
- yes. 1) for some big program(like us MPNET), international students & Swedish students do not have much communication with each other, there should be some better way to encourage them to communicate. 2) There should be some courses to help international students to public resources: hospital, police, fire alarm .... 3) students should be given more help for courses selection, usually we were only told what should be included in one course, but not the relation between different courses»
- It should be clearer if one course collide with another one (in the timetable).»
- see 35 & 21»
- Revise some of the elective courses»
- More work for students»
- First of all - Stop having the above two courses compulsory. Second - I"d like to see a certain time-slot saved for a bit more unusual courses. Say that a slot of some 7-8 ECTS was kept free from scheduling, and there were a selection of 3-4 credit courses to choose from. These smaller courses should be open to All (maybe not even just master) students within the area of advance to apply for. I think measures should be taken to promote collaboration between the diciplines in the building sector, and that the university has a responsibility to make this happen. Also, if the courses are smaller, they"d need less teacher-hours and would be cheaper.»
- I think it is really important to be selective when accepting international students. I have seen a real difference in knowledge between the international students that I have worked with. The major problem is that many of them are really bad in speaking and writing English. But also some of them lacks the competence and previous knowledge that is required for the education. Overall this will lower the quality of the education. My recommendation would be to reinstate that the Master programs are free for international students, but add much higher requirements and tests that the international students must pass in order to study at Chalmers. That would attract the good international students and keep away the students that should not be here. »
- make a balance between group and individual assigments. Provide more computers and laser cutters.»
- Develop individual courses, especially geotechnics (which should be aimed more towards structural engineering applications) Courses in building technology should be improved and more closely linked to courses in structural engineering and vice versa.»
- no»
- There is too much repetition of what we have studied in our Bachelor programme. The requirements for applying for a Master programme is very clear and it should be assumed that the students already possess this knowledge. »
- many courses have colliding topics, for example asymmetric encryption is explained in really too many courses, for such topics, just teach them in one course and make it compulsory, and then in the other courses assume the students already know them.»
- Be self-critical about course quality. Treat students course evaluation seriously. Treat student course representatives seriously by rewarding them. Todays low economical compensation is a joke.»
- More information, and earlier. It is important to think about it a lot, and not make a choice under stress. »
- If it is possible, make the teaching in english better. »
- More information before course selections would be appreciated.»
- As I said before, make the labs project based with larger teams, instead of a couple of small self-contained assignments for 1 or 2 students. It is more motivating and also helps to get to know fellow students. Check out Maastricht University"s approach to teaching.»
- Some more internship or practice to ease the transit into the working market (companies and such). Maybe more hints about how the market works, specifically for construction sector. What are the possibilities and how to preceed. Just some short information to ease for the student to get into the construction sector.»
- Reassess what courses should be obligatory and not. Since I spend both time and money on this education, at leats I want to see that the teachers making an effort improving the lectures and tasks.»
- More practical work. »
- More math!»
- Chalmers really needs to reconsider the course selection restriction that is put on the non-EU students. I am not suggesting you to remove the fees or additional fees for extra credit points. I understand that we can have only 120 credit points for the amount of fees we are paying but allow us to choose any number of courses per semester. For example, I wanted to take up 5 courses in one semester and 3 courses in another semester but Chalmers says that since I am taking up an additional course in a semester, I should pay extra fee. I think such a restriction should not be enforced on us as long as the total number of credit points is 120. I have written to the Student Center about this but haven"t get any reply on this yet.»
- More real-world connected projects»
- The result from the course evaluations and the actions taken to improve the course should be presented for everyone. And it should be a better mix of the students selected to be course evaluators (many in my class have been selected several times in a row).»
- Look at the modules at Chalmers and Northumbria and make sure that there are less repetition. Feels like the year at Northumbria is minly repetition and I would have wanted to learn more new things instead of just repeting things from the first year at Chalmers. »
- The programme would benefit from a tigher attachement to industry. Assignments based on real cases from real companies would provide better ground for practising knoldege gained during lectures.»
- Fix the idiotic student administration. They fuck up all the time and as a rule do not know anything if you go there with a specific question. They almost always guess, and are often wrong. If you have designed your own administration, at least have it be fucking consistent.»
- It would be good have some more buisness and indusrty linkage.»
- Please, go to industry. Go to private companies and learn how they offer educational services. Or even better, hire them to teach us!!!!! Ask them what they need and put that stuff into our course"s content. Let the research stuff to the researches, PhD students and so on. The person reading this can even ignore my complaints but that"s real and sad. It is really bad to have to study a lot more of real/useful things on my own beside university just because I can"t get this knowledge from there. On more thing, we don"t have such a prompt or even late feedback about our assignments and exams. We only get a failed or pass as we have no idea about our mistakes, then we likely to keep repeating them. The results take even months to be posted. It"s a shame. One more thing, everything in this university are related to group work. I"ve been working in group since I was 4 years old. We don"t need to be in group all the time, specially when you have different people with different backgrounds, life history, schedule, objectives and so on... the result of these mandatory group meetings are a complete disaster. I could learn a lot more and faster by myself. Is that too difficult to assess the assignment of each student? The last but not the least, please this department should seriously care about the background of the applicants of this master programme. We"ve got people from previous courses that are unrelated to IT. This is a Master in Software Engineering then you can easy figure out that more than 80% of the students don"t know how to do a simple CRUD whatever technology/programming language. After this, can you imagine how brilliant are these group works? I"m tired of it. I"ll stop here. Thank you for asking.»
- There must be a way of better preparing the students of how to go about with the master thesis applicaitons, perhaps a short mandatory lecture to provide everyone with the necessary information (feels more important than going through all different courses of all master programmes...)»
- Get us Architecture and Engineering program back! Life would be easier. »
- Get a clearer common thread through the programme. Add more courses related to product design/construction. Make a material selection course mandatory. Add a course about design for plastic materials...»
- it works great already»
- Improve the study administration. The number of mistakes they make is a lot higher than I expect from a leading university, and the magnitude of the mistakes is sometimes staggering and with drastic consequences for the individual.»
- More elective courses»
- See answer 35. Also, maybe things should be elss strict about groupwork. Maybe allow groups of 1 or 3, instead of insisting on groups of 2. Many times you end up just dividing the work between you, instead of actually helping and supporting eachother. Also, if your only group mate, for some reason, is not contributing, you have no other option than doing double the intended work.»
- No»
- Fler Arkitekttävlingskurser, bra verklighetsbaserad övning.»
- Hold higher expectations in student capabilities - they should be capable professionals when they leave this program. Facilitate camaraderie within the study programs with more organized social activities - we can learn a lot from informal discussions with our teachers and fellow students, too.»
- I like the concept! I think specializing a bit more like this (while still being broad) really has given me an edge compared to other Swedish Industrial Engineers.»
- -Would like to have more practical sessions,where we can do some experiments,rather than just observing. -Also would like to have a position as "Research Assistant",where we can work alongside with the professor or some Phd students,that could be a strive for aspiring student,who want to get in to research field.»
- Teachers dont seem to listen to previous students comments and suggested improvements for the courses, "we have done this for years.." which dont really create a positive attitude. don"t seem to be an elaborated structure for the program.. this is very bad for the reputation for the program if previous studnets cant recommend others to take this program! »
- Update the programme"s description page (URL below). Make sure that all courses are included, Parallel Functional Programming in particular. http://www.chalmers.se/en/education/programmes/masters-info/Pages/Computer-Science-algorithms-languages-and-logic.aspx»
- Make an infrastructural program without environmental courses »
- Adapt the courses to the students previosly studying at Chalmers, not exchange students with not enough pre-knowledge of english-knowledge. »
- See question 35.»
- Considering the international nature of the program, there should be more international-friendly environment in place. Still teachers tend to speak in Swedish with students, and students ask their questions in Swedish. »
- More connections with the job market for our field in the form of collaboration for projects, demonstrations, lectures and practical information on how they work, what they are looking for in terms of skillsets, what they use etc.»
- More activities as a class»
- Yes! Some one should make a serious attempt in changing the Applied Acoustics department. The department has one lecture room which doesn"t have ANY window! Same with the library in the department. The whole department (except for staff rooms) lacks ventilation BIG TIME. Some one should make a genuine effort to change the work environment, it is very suffocating. I am sorry but I didn"t like the work environment at all. »
- Very good would be to offer Swedish classes for international students»
- More in-depth courses. »
- perhaps the master coordination (responsible for master program) should be more available and more informative. »
- Less overlap of the courses, more dificult tasks/case, without adding excessive work. More reasoning from the teachers, like what is the purpouse of the task, is everything necessary? Many times it takes 2min to solve the problems and 5h to write the report, it would be more meaningful if it was the oposite »
- In class, it"s very easy to divide students into two groups, Swedish speaking and English speaking. As a result, only little communication between these two groups. Provide students with basic language course will be helpful.»
- Add some more courses in the structural direction to choose between. Like earthquake engineering, offshore construction and other.»
- Not require non-EU students to pay....it"s not worth the cost.»
- More practice opportunities»
- The quality level between different master programs within civil engineering is very varying. For example SEaBT require a lot of work wheras Infrastructure and Envoronmental Engineering require very little effort from the students. There should be a more equal work load. »
- Make sure that all courses send and listen to course evaluations, even if it might be of inconvenience to the examinator.»
- Give the information about the programs much earlier than 2 weeks before application deadline. »
- No»
- Easier to combine studies when going abroad with for example Erasmus»
- This program is generally classified as an "easy master" by many students and I think Chalmers has no place for such Master programs. As Chalmers graduate you are expected to be able to solve problems and perform calculations and I think many of the presently included courses have room for more content and problem solving.»
- Better information about the different master programmes and the elective courses needed at the bachelor programme»
- International students should be allowed to apply exchange programs as well. I wanted to apply an exchange program but the student center said that it is not possible for international students. This felt not so good and not so fair. My friend who is from the same country as mine had the opportunity to study in Japan through another Swedish university duräng his master studies. But I couldn"t.»
- When I tried to find out who was our masters coordinator, it was extremely hard to find. On Chalmers homepage there is a table where all the programmes and coordinators should be, but my was missing. After googling, I could find one name, but it turned out that even that wasn"t right person.»
- more information, about the points, mts and so on»
- There should be some kind of nollning for all masters students, not just foreign masters students.»
- Please suggest more internship work.»
- No.»
- "Get to geather day" the first week of the master program to learn to know each other´,s.»
- From my view point the general system seems to work more than fine.»
- the feeling of "we are so good" have to get away, more serios admin in the PD project... act as your lecturing »
- Increase the number of international students. »
- More practical work.»
- Make the courses to fit my master more whit a red line. That the ones teaching in the courses knows what we had the same lecture youst a few hours ago. Its not that you can leave and study on your own when this happens because in the end it may reveal something new relevant for the course. But the build up to get to that point feels really unnecessary sometimes. »
- More contacts with the industry to make it easier to find an master theses. A list of companies that previously have been involved in master theses work would be helpful.»
- put higher demands on the students (higher pace and deeper knowledge)»
- Most of the MTS courses have a very bad reputation. They are oversimplified, not challenging enough, and thus do not make students think. Some leave with a sense of disappointment, and others just leave with a feeling that societal problems are really easy.»
- more interactive course»
- Not really, only that there should be more time for studying rather than only focusing on assignments and hand-ins, and then only having time to study for the exam the last week»
- Take after Christian sandström.. :D Also, I do understand the need for having a lot of group assignments but as it is now, with the work load and all, sometimes it just a bit too much. Why does every single course have to have group assignments? Whatever happened with individual assignments? It would be better if every single course had group assignments while others focused on individual assignments. Please!»
- Not really. Very satisfactory job from the Master"s program!»
- none»
- The course Heat and moisture engineering. The teachers have to start listening to the students. Bengt Dellming did not listen to the student at all, neither in the lectures nor in the course evaluation. The course got a bad evaluation and he chose not to listen to it.»
- can we have the Swedish language course hole by our won university, therefore we do not need go far away to another place to take the language course?»
- I think that it is really good that the program now has 2 elective courses (totally 15hp) but I definitely don"t think that it should be more elective courses!»
- Make the risk assessment and decision support course compulsory!»
- check the ability of teachers in instruction. we have some excellent scientist who they suffer themselves and us in order to poor pedagogic way of studing»
- More contact with industry.»
- same as 35.»
- Introduce how project management is carried out in other industries.»
- Give more platform to the students to tell how the education should be. The department and the class is relatively small, and this is not in balance, considering that basically the classes are taught by the same ~8 teachers.»
- Some projects for Master thesis are not suitable for master programm. In fact they could be a project for bachelor. »
- Staff who reply to e-mails in time or redirect them to the right person»
- Fix the studentportal»
- it would make sense to expect a similar workload across all courses of same credit value. it"s certainly not the case!»
- Yes. In general be more flexible for changes. Make the students be more creative. Dont box in the thinking with classes. Take a look at some new approaches from MIT and Stanford to improve the program.»
- There seems to be little interaction between Master and Bachelor students (maybe IT is a special case here :( ). Also Interaction Designers have too much play time!»
- Encourage the students more. Work on changing the research credit system so that teaching is also an important aspect for getting grants etc. »
- The extent of courses could be more heavy.»
- involve the student union more in the course evaluations to get some long term student perception of the courses.»
- Even more contact and bridging with the worksector would be highly appritiated»
- I think the project and labs can be more practicable.»
- University could make some possibilities for students to get a internships/jobs, since most of them i experienced were in Swedish.»
- 1- Taking in account the course evaluation results 2- Change some teachers like Bernhard Mehlig 3- Change the way of teaching of some teachers»
- Evaluate for example Volvos PD process to see how the reality is.»
- Yes, somehow prepare the students for finding a job.»
- Level out the work load and the status between the masters.»
- More subjects connected to practical work at construction sites»
- More practical courses where you get to apply industrial ecology»
- N/A»
- no»
- No»
- No»
- Make students taking master programs in english take an oral exam before entering the program.»
- Maybe this is more a suggestion for the bachelor program. But we had a course in statistics in V3, but this wasnt enogh (fullfilling the needs) for the courses in the master program, instead we learn some new statistics in each course.»
- More help and coordination with the thesis for international students»
- I hope there is more chance to do some research work especially in this programme. For example choose the project or area we interested in and do some research assistant work following one doctor or professor. »
- Application process when departments and Chalmers administration are wrong, there is no way to correct mistakes made. »
- No»
- More practically oriented content »
- Not enough computers in the department»
- no comment»
- Decide if the focus is to be a design program, a game development program or an IT focused program. Perhaps split it? The students have very scattered goals with attending the program. Would also like to see more focus on ergonomics, both physical and cognitive. Like usability and cognitive science it seems so axiomatic to know when designing for people but still it"s missing from the program. »
- None. »
- No»
- Chalmers should help students to get internships/thesis in companies. Scholarships for students from EU as well (not everyone who comes from EU is rich).»
- In general CH master program me is very good. Only concern is that feedback given during courses could be more constructive and sometimes I felt that teachers do not care about teaching even though they teach very well and know the subject in a great extent.»
- The teachers needs talk to each other, it is obvious that they have no idea what the program is supposed to be about and no idea whats being taught in the other courses. As I"ve stated many times here, at the masters level I would expect to have projects as examinaton in most courses. It is time consuming and hard to grade but it is doable as some courses are already doing it. I would spend much more time studying and learn much more.»
- No»
- Do not incourage people to work fulltime at the same time as the studies ongoing. Important to keep a high level on the program. That is not possible if students working full time.»
- Some subjects should be interlinked with industry»
- Improve the student centre"s way of treating students who wants to study abroad. It is their job to take care of the students and guide them in the difficult process, but they are only making it more difficult!»
- It is very good if the contact between teachers and student becomes more.»
- Better coordination between the teachers that have courses in the same period, like in quarter 1, the burden of Wickenberg"s course actually disrupted the work in EoI»
- provide some scholarship to those fee paying students in each year, not only for those fist year apply»
- It is great and can only get better»
- The homepage! The link in this evaluation to the goals of the programme did not work, so I still don´,t know what they are. »
- n/a»
- more workshops outside chalmers.... LCA courses emphasis on software so at least we can have something concrete and technical to offer. »
- As long as the tuition fees are concerned there is not much improvement one can expect, because a university and all its programs do not consist of chairs and teachers but students. If you care about improving the program you should think about improving the selected students who actually form that program.»
- I have mentioned many points in the comments sections above. I know I can come up with more ideas. But I think it would be better if you call me in for a meeting for that since most of my ideas come from discussion.»
- Open up for more elective courses, improve the language skills, hire more personnel so there can be a better cooperation between students and teachers and most importantly, demand and listen to the course evaluations, nothing changes even if students complain and have suggestions. »
- NO opinion»
- no »
- ...»
- make it easier to study one year abroad »
- practical experience with the industry in coordination of Chalmers»
- no»
- Not really. It"s hard, but it should be.»
- no»
- There should be more course from basic to mid level in computer programming language like C java etc»
- seems like most of the interesting courses are in the 1st term which makes it harder to choose and plan an appropriate path»
- Passing criteria for any course should be changed, if any student can"t able to pass some course after 4 or more continuous attempts then he/she should be given at least passing points»
- nil»
- I like the seminars and discussions. Although it is time consuming I always improve my understanding during these sessions. This can be used in other courses as long as they can be philosophical about a subject, no "right or wrong" but a discussion that will provide different views on the subject from the classmates. »
- Strengthen the relation between student organisation en Enterprise and the student.»
- More money and a better principal that want to develop the education and not only the research. »
- No opinion»
- Make cooperation between the MP:s easier and more natural. We have cooperated between MPDSD and MPARC during our MT and it has been complicated to get sufficient guidance from both sides.»
- hire better lecturers ,supervise your lab assistants »
- No»
- More choice of compulsory subject.or no elective and compulsory subject list.Give free choice.»
- No but the link to the programe goals above does not work by the way»
- They are too easy, make them harder. »
- Social activities(extra-curricular activities)»
- No opinion.»
- NO»
- Have a kickoff for the Master Students the first week, I feel sorry for the students that come alone because of the lack of happenings, compared to the bachelor degree first weeks "nollningen"»
- some software preparation sessions at beginning of the program.since we student come from different countries in the beginning we had different software skills but since the number of Swedish student are more we had to cohere our software skills with their skills .it took sometimes and made international student a little feel under control by Swedish student and feel that they can not present their idea in group work.»
- Let the students use knowledge from the bachelor program for practical work»
- Yes. Students want to pursue their masters because they want to enter into market or do research. I think, the program can be made in accordance to the knowledge useful that research lectures.»
- The master program I started is a different one than the one existing today. Unfortunately the change has made the program much worse, and as a physisist very locked to some courses and not able to choose some really interesting ones.»
- More support from supervisors at the beginning»
- Make it easier for students to choose courses from other programs, because that is almost impossible as it is now. I have tried for both the spring and next year to study courses outside master program but it is very hard.»
- Se previous answer»
- Ännu mer samarbete med branchen.»
- seminars. i mean oral discussion of study material during course.»
- Could be fun to have a second timber course and a second steel course as well. But as the planning of the program lies today I cant see this fit within the time of two years. Another suggestion is to lower the extent of the masters thesis to 15hp and allow for two more courses. I think in general that the courses give more knowledge than what writing the thesis does. And that is my one reason for going to school at all, to gain as much knowledge as possible...»
- The concequence of changing a course name and code is vital for students. It should have given emphasis for it will result in mismatch schedule for students»
- More practical and more directed towards our future jobs with more study visits.»
- No»
- 1. Select good people, keep the quality of master students. Less quantity but good students is much better than more students with so so quality. 2. Every course which has group project should have a clear guideline of how much contribution each student should do to the project. 3. Act according to the course evaluation, keep good courses and change courses with poor feedback. I"ve seen some course got negative feedback is still almost the same as before. 4. More channels for students to communicate with program administrators and professors.»
- Higher requirements on Erasmus students. The exenge students that studie the whole master are seriuos but Erasmus students is often verry unintrested.»
- more budget for tutorials and scheduled lectures more organized in terms of localities and e.g. printers»
- not at the moment»
- More cooperation between sections. In our case, with the architects. »
- no»
- I strongly suggest Chalmers administrators consider the fairness of scholarship allocation,i have better attitude to study and better results,every exam and project i did almost the best.But i have to pay full tuition,it seems unfair.»
- The industry needs to know about it. Make it clear what one will do one finished. »
- No,it is good now.»
- A higher academic expectation as well as more competition between students. It would be nice if the thesis projects could at least be graded. If I were to continue my studies abroad, I can imagine that it would be hard for them to take an institution that doesn"t even grade their student"s work seriously.»
- more lectures in the development project course»
- More clarity in the communication with the selected students by the course director.»
- no opinion. »
- no»
- Satisfied.»
- There should be more given more information about 3 different `tracks` under Master programme. There is no conection, no information (feedback) for students in first course of Master programme from the students in the second course of Master programme.»
- There where to few number of assistants at the courses, we are ~45 students compared to normal of 30. This is not adapted by the programme and we as students does not get the help we need!»
- The schedule should not "guide" students toward certain directions. if a course is to be mandatory it should simply be made mandatory»
- It could be good to have some 3D modelling projects. Most companies in my home country only want engineers who can work with 2D and 3D modelling.»
- Make sure all teackers meet requirements to teach at master level.»
- I think oral English course assigned for teachers listed in worst category would improve to great extent the master program chosen.»
- Perhaps recommend "packages" of courses that can be selected since a large part of the CSALL programme is selectable courses...»
- better information. Use breaks in the classes, otherwise the students will only lose focus during class.»
- Chalmers should provide more information about master thesis in English. for example, template, instruction, publishing etc.»
- Not that I can think of..»
- Communication through web+site should be improved. I would never know about my MSc programme if only my friend (previous year student) hadn"t told me about it. The marketing/advertising part of the program is quite poor, and the chances that international students would learn about the programm are low.»
- Some "getting to know the class" activity in the beginning! Don"t spend money on useless apps or homepages. Please give us proper rooms to work in where there is not construction, 30 degrees and other people booking the room.»
- Master Thesis information!! No information at all!!»
- Look over school staff and marketing efforts for ICM»
- No»
- Send out ā welcome letter with starting date etc., very hard to find...»
- See the above mentioned comment. It applies to several masters programmes.»
- More industrial linkages and industry based practical projects.»
- Chalmers lever på ett ryckte som dom fick för flera år sedan, det är dags att börja jobba för att behålla det ryktet, lokaler och administration är på en alldeles för låg nivå. Samtidigt är det en alldeles för slapp inställning mot tider på arkitektur, elever kommer i snitt ca 30min sena till varje lektionstillfälle vilket man tar igen på lunchen. »
- More freedom in choosing courses. More information flow to the students regarding administration, etc. »
- HVAC should not be mandatory, more freedom to select elective courses (compulsory-electives take away most of the possibilities to choose)»
- Mandatory courses change/improvements»
- The Master"s programme is very good in my opinion. Chalmers is a great university (lot of activities, competent teachers,...)»
- The scholoarship should be adjusted in each year. Someone may lose the scholarship, and other hardworking men can obtain a scholarship.»
- There needs to be a closer review on the workloads during the courses each quarter. It happens that people choosing one track have less pressure from academics than the others. I think this is not fair. »
- I just want to say that Ivar Gustafsson and Sergei Zuyev were the best lecturers i had.»
- Try to create a well functioning class, more activities so that people get closer to each other faster. »
- higher involvement of guest speakers from companies (industry language and approach), presentations/student centre service into mapping of engineering job possibilities in Sweden»
- they should have some rewards for good results and awards for excellency.»
- Use the same standard on all courses, add more Courses which prepare the student for a work in a company.»
- Better welcoming/warmup days. I dont even remember if we had any.»
- There should be more usage of commercial FEM programs in Applied Mechanics (Abaqus,Ansys,Ansa/Meta etc) since it is what we (most likely) will use when we start working.»
- Our rooms are very bad. No group rooms. Just an open space. We also need someone cleaning at lindholmen during the weekend. The place looks like ****, especially during examination weeks.»
- Force the teachers to talk to each other. Let the teachers in the latter courses know what we"ve learnt in the early courses. And the other way around as well - let the teachers in the latter classes tell the "previous" teachers what they need the students to know.»
- Choose teachers according to their teaching ability as well. Choose teachers that have time for the students.»
- A more centralized place to gather all information about the latest news, programme info,events ,master theses suggestions, courses info etc. Some kind of web-page similar to what Interaction Design and Technology has. »
- Try to better connect the product development project course lecture to the actual project, the administration should also need to be better. I haven"t done my Bachelor at Chalmers, and I find it a bit hard to know who to contact if I got any problems. Improvements about that would be good. »
- Keep up the good work. It has struck me on several occations that the courses are really interesting and that it"s related to what I might end up working with.»
- It felt like it was more common that courses had more content added than removed and if that continues, then the expectations of the students will be too high. There should always be a constant amount of content (adding something, implies removing something) in a course in my opinion.»
- Sit down and think about how to raise the bar and make it world class. Demand more of the students.»
- creative ability»
- Better information about the program, more presence from master coordiantor, better and earlier information about master thesis»
- No opinion»
- Better more well written exams. Staff should take English classes, this also applies to all the staff. I think a lot of the quality issues have could be eliminated just with improved English. »
- I am an international student. I have to pay tuition fees and this is very expensive with living cost for me.I can not cocentrate on my study because most of times it occupy my mind. chalmers does not help the international student about this problem. With this mislead of mind how can I have any suggestions?»
- Tuition fees are so high!!!»
- Just hire people who WANT the job, not the ones who NEEDS it inorder to pay their rent. People dont work harder when paid more, they actually do less. I would work at chalmers for about a third of what is usually paid, but here that makes me a moron, a dreamer of dreams, yes its that, or some people are grandiously overpaid. »
- I think it"s good to have meetings with students every semester. »
- Better advertisement of Masters theses. I think that each Professor linked to the course should provide a list of possibilities, and then this should be emailed around to the students. New students to Chalmers are not given a lot of information about how/when to find a Masters thesis.»
- Breaks are very long. It"s not always needed with 15 min breaks for every 45 min (5-10 min could do). and especially not needed with 1.5 hours of lunch break. Decreasing these numbers a bit could make work days shorter and/or more efficient. »
- More options to take a particular course in different study periods.»
- NA»
- vet inte vad man kan göra åt det men det var otroligt svårt att samarbeta med vissa utbytesstudenter. Kanske göra det tydligt för dom när dom söker att dom ska vara förberedda på många projektarbeten där alla hjälps åt!!!»


Questions related to the second year of a Masters programme

37. After almost finished the program do you know what you are going to work/study this fall

693 svarande

Further study at Chalmers»102 14%
Already got a job in industry»170 24%
Are going to do research at Chalmers (PhD)»42 6%
Already got a international job (industry)»48 6%
Already got an international job (university)»13 1%
I do not know»194 27%
I have not decided»125 18%

Genomsnitt: 4.13

38. Was it difficult for you to find a suitable Master thesis?

1164 svarande

(på denna fråga var det möjligt att välja flera svarsalternativ)

No»181 15%
Not really but It took some time»194 16%
No problem - I got a number of alternatives.»105 9%
Yes especially in industry.»100 8%
Yes especially in Chalmers»21 1%
Yes»51 4%
I dont know - I have not tried yet»100

- Yes, because we did not get any information regarding the thesis before January 19th.» (Yes)
- It was harder to find someone to work with» (Not really but It took some time)
- That means, something I want to do.» (Yes especially in industry.)
- The administration did not know enough about what goes where. Registration takes ages.» (No problem - I got a number of alternatives.)
- Very difficult for us who have no contacts with industry and even though I speak Swedish, companies prefer Swedish students.» (Yes especially in industry., Yes)
- Administration was not very helpful.» (Not really but It took some time)
- It was hard to get a good subject. I should have started to think about this much earlier so that I could have had a good problem description and then start to ask companies. I would wish that the teachers should start to introduce these thoughts earlier and describe the opportunities in the courses. » (Yes)
- Having my own proposal should make it easy, but it took some effort.» (Not really but It took some time)
- My first choice was very concerned if I would be able to handle the project (abroad, where Chalmers was not known). They finally got could feet and cancelled the project. Luckily I had another in the pipe.» (No problem - I got a number of alternatives.)
- Just started looking» (I dont know - I have not tried yet)
- A lot of guest lectures so many opportunities to meet people from industry, if you make the effort to talk to them and are able to show your motivation. » (No)
- I was lucky and was given an opperturnity» (No)
- Easy when you ambitiously focus on an interest area within SCM, and present a really good idea/topic for a Master Thesis companies.» (No problem - I got a number of alternatives.)
- teachers at the architecture department should more actively promote choosing thesises outside of Chalmers» (Not really but It took some time)
- Connections within the industry» (No, No problem - I got a number of alternatives.)
- By the support of Professor Lina Bertling, and because of the great opportunity she brought to us by holding IEEE Smart Grid conference in Chalmers, I got the chance to meet industry guys at Chalmers and found an industrial Master Thesis. From other friends I have heard that though they were searching a lot for an industrial Master Thesis they didn"t succeed. And they finally had to do it in school though they would prefer to do it in a company.» (No)
- Especially hard to get response from industry/conpany» (Not really but It took some time)
- it is especially difficult for a foreign student to find a Thesis work alone, if he or she failed find a Swedish speaker teammate.» (Yes)
- The industry and Chalmers as well, generally have the opinion that the Master Thesis should be MY idea and my suggestion. It makes it really difficult because as a student, you normally don´,t have any idea of what could be suitalbe for the industry/institution or what is possible to to in 20 weeks time. And there are big differences how and if Master Thesis are announced. Also within Chalmers. » (Yes)
- It is difficult to find a master thesis in industry. But it is easy to get that in Chalmers» (No problem - I got a number of alternatives., Yes especially in industry.)
- We could get more help from Chalmers» (Yes especially in industry.)
- I didn"t have to look for a master thesis. I was contacted by the company directly.» (No problem - I got a number of alternatives.)
- i am trying right now» (I dont know - I have not tried yet)
- I chose to do the Thesis in Malaysia, and I started earlier then I was supposed to, so I did not look for other options.» (Not really but It took some time)
- Yes, this took me roughly 6 months. I found one I settled for, but it was a project that seemed too easy, so I"m glad I was allowed to add my own input to it and extend it with material that was more relevant to the programme. » (Yes)
- There were not that much of a problem finding a company to do master thesis for, the problematic part was the administration at Chalmers.» (Not really but It took some time)
- Took one mail» (No)
- Tried to start after the summer, but couldn"t find anything that felt interesting. Had to pick something I wasn"t entirely happy with in the end.» (Yes)
- I arranged mine myself by reaching out to a former teacher. He was open to discussion and we arrived at something that worked for both of us.» (Not really but It took some time)
- I got my first choise» (No)
- Regulation from both universities made it harder and I gave up hope to do it with a company. » (Yes)
- Though it was easy to find *a* thesis project, in the end I wish I"d spent more effort looking for a more challenging/rewarding thesis, with a specific goal.» (No, Yes)
- I like that the department has good tie-ups with relevant companies. » (Not really but It took some time)
- There should be more interaction and effort made by industry - it only benefits them since it is cheap or free labor.» (Yes especially in industry., Yes especially in Chalmers, Yes)
- The problem was what to choose but it was not hard to get information and offers of projects. I mostly searched for theses at Chalmers and was very well met at all departments.» (No problem - I got a number of alternatives., Yes)
- The professor in my area of interest refused me and many other students from my country and said that your grades are not good enough to do thesis with him. But the same professor allowed other students with much poorer grades than me to work on thesis with him. I feel discriminated!» (Yes especially in industry., Yes especially in Chalmers)
- There is no overview. Sites of the groups are very very outdated. Chalmers is by far the worst university to find a good thesis (that i am aware of)(bad). But if you found something you like, it is then very likely that they will accept you (good). Try to have a introduction day where every group presents what they are doing.» (Yes especially in Chalmers)
- Outside sweden» (No)
- Goes slow when you dont do it within regular timeframe.» (Not really but It took some time)
- The requirements of working in pairs should definitely be dropped. » (Yes)
- Limited number of relevant master thesis in English in Göteborg» (Yes especially in industry.)
- For thesis in specific topics needs some time to find. Also when finding in an industry but not difficult.» (Not really but It took some time)
- Would have liked to do it in industry.» (Not really but It took some time)
- It took 4 months of intensive "thesis hunting" before finding something.» (Yes especially in industry.)
- I think research groups in Chalmers should give more thesis projects to students.» (Yes)
- Är upp till var och en att tag ansvar för sina studier och hitta ett passande exjobb» (No)
- I had to take one at Chalmers becouse the industry was not interested.» (Yes especially in industry.)
- I"m doing my master thesis abroad (the Netherlands) and i had several offers but took some time for the administration at the company.» (Not really but It took some time)
- I had many alternatives and e-mailed many companies, but did not get any satisfactory result. Therefore, I had to postpone it.» (No, Not really but It took some time)
- Hard to find in industry, not so at Chalmers» (Yes especially in industry.)
- After asking Assistant Professor Ulf Assarsson for tips, he gave me a list of companies which suited my interests. Contacting these, I was quickly able to find a very fascinating internship which later led to full employment.» (No)
- Found a thesis at Ericsson without too much effort but this is not a general case for other students.» (No problem - I got a number of alternatives.)
- Had good contacts with the company I"m at from a previous project. » (No)
- The program provides Master Thesis projects.» (No)
- I asked two of my professors and one of them called me with an opportunity.» (No, Not really but It took some time)
- I found out after writing for 2½, months that my thesis wasn"t SE.» (Yes)
- Very less support from Chalmers to find a thesis in industry. Especially for International students who lack local contacts and can"t speak swedish.» (Yes especially in industry.)
- All the job fairs are useless ,they are just interested in Swedish and Chinese students .for other students they just say :"check out our websites!!!"» (Yes especially in industry.)
- the teachers seem to make difference between the students, if you are from Iran is absoloutly different ,with if you are from Spain for example. Even when they dont like to give you the thesis they dont let the other teachers to give you the thesis. I had this experience with some teachers like : Dina ( Jens Nilsson"s group) and Lisbeth Olsson. » (Yes especially in Chalmers)
- I knew what I wanted to study and happy to do so.» (No)
- Very dependent on timing in the industry.» (Not really but It took some time)
- It was all luck and the fact that I got a good contact in the industry.» (Not really but It took some time)
- Flera alternativ av företag. Dock var det svårt att få koll på vad de egentligen ville att man skulle studera. Diffusa frågeställningar» (No problem - I got a number of alternatives.)
- It should have been planned better in detail before choosing the subject. Looking back at it we just chosed a subject without considering the actual effects of it. One semester is a long period of time working with the same text. » (Yes)
- You should try to cooperate more with the industry.» (No)
- It takes time to choose the a good one out of all alternatives» (Not really but It took some time)
- During the first year of the Master Program I was exchange student in the World Wide Program. Therefore I postphoned the thesis to the upcoming fall semester.» (I dont know - I have not tried yet)
- I have came up with my own thesis» (No)
- Could have used more guidance to find and develop a strong focus for the thesis» (Yes)
- No problems at Chalmers, hopeless in the industry despite numerous efforts» (Yes especially in industry.)
- There was no help at all!!!!» (Yes)
- Got the impression of getting the Master Thesis at two different companies, but got "unselected" by both. Then I got one at Chalmers instead.» (Yes especially in industry.)
- Since the thesis related with my field is always in Swedish.w» (Yes especially in industry.)
- More support and guidance to find a Thesis in the industry would have been good...» (Not really but It took some time)
- I now started a thesis in a company and we had some issues with the confidantiality agreement which normally is requiered by the company and in my opinion totally understandable in R&D areas. I was wondering how other collaboration with companys were handeled and had to experience no accomandation from the University which almost caused that I could not have started the thesis. This is a great opportunity for me because it is usually followed with a job offer. And in my opionin should this be the main goal of a University and not to publish a thesis. I would appreciate a statement. Regards, Johannes (kebig@student.chalmers.se)» (Yes especially in industry.)
- sometimes with high profile profesors.» (Yes especially in industry.)
- It was hard to get a proposal by the deadline in december to start in january.» (Not really but It took some time)
- After contact with Vectura at VARM I got an opening for a thesis» (Not really but It took some time)
- Already had contacts in industry» (No)
- Not enough information were provided about the master thesis and the information that was provided should have been given earlier and not during the second semester of the second year. » (Not really but It took some time)

39. How satisfied are you with the supervision (so far) of the Master Thesis?

688 svarande

Not at all»22 3%
Not so satisfied»49 8%
Neither/Nor»73 13%
Satisfied»231 41%
Very satisfied»164 29%
No opinion»13 2%
I dont know - I have not started yet»136

Genomsnitt: 3.91

- She does not care at all, we have no communication. I asked her a question once, but she didn"t understand it. When I explained again, the answer was not very helpful. I will probably not speak with her in a while. » (Not at all)
- Our supervisor is to busy to help us and doesn´,t answer on our mails. We have only met him 3 times in almost 5 months! The supervisor must be more available for the students and willing to help...» (Not at all)
- Is there any evaluation of Master theses? My Master thesis has been a disaster since I started it and I think it would be good to have some statistics on how satisfied students are in order to see if there are certain companies or divisions at Chalmers that have larger number of dissatisfied thesis students. » (Not at all)
- Not satisfied with Chalmers here.» (Not at all)
- Seriously, are you kidding me? What supervision?» (Not at all)
- My exminer took 3 months to correct my thesis.» (Not at all)
- Too little tutorial time, unorganized schedules, too little time for presentation and lectures, almost no contact with actual teacher/examiner» (Not at all)
- I am sorry but the programme coordinator is not suitable for the job» (Not at all)
- What supervision? Lack of communication between administration and student. The available information has been ambiguous and distributed.» (Not at all)
- Our examinator has not given any supervision at all and we have not had any other supervisor from Chalmers.» (Not at all)
- There has been almost no supervision, even though we nag our supervisor regularly.» (Not so satisfied)
- Supervisor is very good but lacks sufficient time.» (Not so satisfied)
- Det är ganska löst styrt och vi få i princip ingen ledning, bara positiv uppbackning. Det kanske är en del av strategin men jag hade önskat någon som mer kunde bolla oss i rätt riktning. » (Not so satisfied)
- I was abroad, my supervisor were in Sweden» (Not so satisfied)
- Supervisor and examiner could have more time for master thesis students.» (Not so satisfied)
- Lukewarm engagement from the supervisor, not interested in developing the fact that I had contact with a company outside of Chalmers for my thesis. Extremely difficult to get email reply from examiner, all information last minute. Disrespectful treatment.» (Not so satisfied)
- But I do my thesis at the department for materials and manufacturing (or whateer it"s called)» (Not so satisfied)
- Sometimes life in some way gets in the way for a Master Thesis and it doesn´,t seem to exist any back-up-plans.» (Not so satisfied)
- I had near to no contact with the examinator of my thesis and was not given much chance to go to him for advice.» (Not so satisfied)
- The involvement of the supervisor of my master thesis is close to non-existent» (Not so satisfied)
- Wasted too much time on his wild goose chases. I don"t think I"ve ever gotten constructive feedback from him. I"d be very surprised if he managed to actually help me with something.» (Not so satisfied)
- Haven"t really got too much supervision. » (Not so satisfied)
- We barely got any supervision» (Not so satisfied)
- I haven"t received much response although I"ve sent in preliminary reports and such. And as I"m doing the thesis in another city it"s kinda hard to know what"s expected if you can"t talk to the Professor and he doesn"t give feedback on mails.» (Not so satisfied)
- I whish my supervisors give some feedback on my draft report quicker so that I can arange my time to find jobs and others. » (Not so satisfied)
- I did not satisfied with my master thesis.» (Not so satisfied)
- I feel that my examiner has pointed my thesis abit away from the original focus. Making ut harder for me to balance what the company I am doing my work at and what my examiner wants to ger out from the thesis.» (Not so satisfied)
- My master thesis supervisor and examiner were not of the same field. So they were not able to help me at all during my thesis. Supervisor/examiner was assigned by Chalmers and it was poorly done.» (Not so satisfied)
- The supervisors are always too busy to pay attention to the thesis» (Not so satisfied)
- Seldom hear from supervisors, only some informative emails. We know there is such a person but have no idea what he/she does. Maybe I"m wrong but I expect more close relation/connection between students and program administrator.» (Not so satisfied)
- Far too much problems with information and coordination.» (Not so satisfied)
- Not so much response..» (Not so satisfied)
- All examiners should employ tutors separated from themselves, thisi is not the case at present. This seems almost absurd to people from other educations, as it does not follow academic standard practice. It is again an example of a lack of jurisprudence. » (Not so satisfied)
- Men där har jag nog mig själv att skylla, ändrade lite inriktning på arbetet så min handledare inte hade kunskap att hjälpa till. men det blev bra till slut» (Not so satisfied)
- From Chalmers: Excellent. From Company: Poor.» (Neither/Nor)
- For me it has been unclear what the supervisor should help me with in my thesis work. I have not received so much concrete advises, rather more general. Maybe that is the point?» (Neither/Nor)
- Good but tooke some time sometimes before getting feedback» (Neither/Nor)
- Myself i could be better at seeking supervision, the responsibility is my own but the University could be better at encouraging students to seek guidance.» (Neither/Nor)
- We choosed to do our master thesis in structural engineering since it was to unreliable and slow process in construction management department.» (Neither/Nor)
- Some university have a manual for supervisors. This may be a good idea. Or just refer to one you can find very easy on the internet. » (Neither/Nor)
- I"m in a double degree exchange program so it"s a bit hard to actually say something. I"m not sure if I should even have a supervisor at Chalmers or not (despite asking more than once)» (Neither/Nor)
- My supervisors have been very busy and underpayed.» (Neither/Nor)
- The communication part was rather week and insufficient.» (Neither/Nor)
- For a person to be allowed to supervise a master thesis he/she should have supervised at bachelor level before.» (Neither/Nor)
- poor feedback: we had only 3 skype meetings and have got mostly fuzzy comments. We have not received any written comments. » (Neither/Nor)
- Could have given some more feedback» (Neither/Nor)
- We would have needed more guidance in the start. And I like a list of what should be done to compleate the thesis, and what rules there are like, how many ours is it suppose to take, how should the planning report be, how long is normally a presentation etc.» (Neither/Nor)
- The company we write the thesis for had not set up any goals, or even decided what the thesis was really about when we started. This has created some sort of vacuum where we have had some problems to define our goals and where we are heading... It has also set a alot of pressure on our supervisor at Chalmers to help us a great deal.» (Neither/Nor)
- It would be nice if they could help us with more specific questions regarding choosing the right thesis.» (Neither/Nor)
- Got enough supervision from the company I worked for so extra Chalmers supervision was never really needed.» (Neither/Nor)
- I have a supervisor in industry, but (s)he is not stationed in Gothenburg, so the communication could be faster in an optimal thesis.» (Satisfied)
- so far so good, i guess we will se after the presentation.» (Satisfied)
- It is REALLY hard to find out what is expected from us, particularly pertaining activities that have just been introduced since earlier years.» (Satisfied)
- My adviser is quite open-minded and hands-off in his role. This suits me well, as I wanted the freedom to largely think for myself. One complaint is I never felt I was welcomed as a full-fledged member of the department/research group. More effort at integrating the Master"s students while they are doing their research could yield helpful discussions with PhD"s and professors, and helpful for both parties perhaps. Master"s thesis work could fit more hand-in-hand with overarching research group goals.» (Satisfied)
- Have not needed much help yet.» (Satisfied)
- I have received a lot of useful feedback from both my supervisor and examiner. From the defenses of other students I found that the defense procedure is very simple and non-confrontational. I think a larger commitee that can voice more criticism is in order.» (Satisfied)
- Some professors or doctoral students always miss my emails. » (Satisfied)
- I have worked mostly on my own.» (Satisfied)
- Started 5-6weeks ago and so far I"m satisfied» (Satisfied)
- The supervisor was available if you really needed help, but displayed a lack of interest in helping or engaging himself unless absolutely necessary.» (Satisfied)
- Good supervision from engaged teachers but some lack in cooperation between the MP:s as stated abowe. Some lacks in the examination critique where the jury wasn"t skilled in our subject.» (Satisfied)
- Did not need much» (Satisfied)
- I am satisfied with the supervison from Chalmers. i am not satisfied with the supervision from the company we are collaborating with, they need to be more familiar with our subject and what we are doing. We are just asked "how"s it going?" - but that is not supervising. The result is that we are a bit of in some of our calculations as nobody but ourselves have been completeley into them... This makes us nervous about finishing in time. » (Satisfied)
- We do not have any direct supervision from chalmers.» (Satisfied)
- It is aboard.» (Satisfied)
- Better in the beginning, but harder now when we need more support.» (Satisfied)
- One is really good the other is not experienced but makes a good effort.» (Satisfied)
- My superwisor is one of the best teachers I ever had! He always takes time to see me, has guided my work and inspired me. » (Very satisfied)
- my supervisor is great. Very dedicated and concern about how things are developing. Helpful and always motivating. » (Very satisfied)
- Gabriele Ferretti is awesome!» (Very satisfied)
- So good with a qualitative professor as exterminator/supervisor!» (Very satisfied)
- Our supervisors are not from the operations management or quality division, there were not many teachers there that we wanted as supervisors.» (Very satisfied)
- Supervisors both in Malaysia and at Chalmers, very nice.» (Very satisfied)
- Constant support is very helpful.» (Very satisfied)
- We have a very good supervisor here at Reinertsen. He always have good comments and feels interested in our work.» (Very satisfied)
- Outside sweden» (Very satisfied)
- But, I have barely started. I"ll do most of my thesis this summer» (Very satisfied)
- Professors are very helpful. They give ample time to clear doubt and give suggestions» (Very satisfied)
- excellent and quick respons all the time» (Very satisfied)
- Andreas Dagman är väldigt bra!» (Very satisfied)
- Got an amazing mentor at the consultancy firm where we write the thesis. » (Very satisfied)
- People from industry» (Very satisfied)
- We"re always welcome to visit for a meeting but never feel distracted from working on our own.» (Very satisfied)
- Mycket kunniga. Tar sig tid.» (Very satisfied)
- Excellent level of supervision. Could not be more satisfied.» (Very satisfied)
- Lars Andersson and Mats Lundkvist are doing an fantastic job!» (Very satisfied)
- Angela, is very good and supportive» (Very satisfied)
- My Supervisor gives us a lot of guidance and support (Ida Gremyr)» (Very satisfied)
- I just started my Master Thesis 2 months go» (No opinion)
- I havent taken my thesis yet.» (No opinion)
- Starting today.» (I dont know - I have not started yet)
- Would be better to have the possibility to do it alone. It is compulsery to do it in pair in my program, and I am not really convinced of the benefits it may bring since we already do a lot of team projects in the courses. » (I dont know - I have not started yet)

40. Do you think you will work (future) in the same area/field as your Masters Programme

689 svarande

Yes (for ever)»99 14%
Yes (for the next 5 years anyway)»280 40%
Probably»242 35%
Probably not»47 6%
Definitely not»4 0%
No opinion»18 2%

Genomsnitt: 2.46

- hopefully» (Yes (for ever))
- The programme is very "specific" and there is really no other alternative within my future field of work.» (Yes (for ever))
- I hope so at least.» (Yes (for ever))
- And during studying at masters program, I figured out which area of biotechnology I really want to work with. Hope to get I job too...» (Yes (for ever))
- I have found a job in just the kind of field that I was looking for before starting my university education (interactive simulations with real-time 3D rendering) and so far I am very satisfied with my choice.» (Yes (for ever))
- But not thanks to the Masters program. » (Yes (for ever))
- Will probably specialized in Environmental logistics then in environmental policy instruments» (Yes (for the next 5 years anyway))
- hopefully» (Yes (for the next 5 years anyway))
- it is really difficult to find a job without working experience. But we don"t know that before we came here. it is also difficult to have a part time job or summer job without speaking fluent swedish. So how should we have working experience as a newly graduated student, in order to start our career?» (Yes (for the next 5 years anyway))
- I want to work in the same area as my Masters Program. I just have to find a job first,» (Yes (for the next 5 years anyway))
- I do it now during my thesis, will do something related for sure. Maybe not innovation in a narrow sense, but definitely business strategy.» (Yes (for the next 5 years anyway))
- I intend to work in the applied CS field, like analytics.» (Yes (for the next 5 years anyway))
- Not exactly but a lot of the knowledge should be useful.» (Yes (for the next 5 years anyway))
- I"d prefer to» (Yes (for the next 5 years anyway))
- Kind of anyway» (Yes (for the next 5 years anyway))
- It all depends on the market and inspiration in during career path. Would like to move closer to combustion/powertrain.» (Yes (for the next 5 years anyway))
- I would like to but the options are limited.» (Probably)
- I do not want to close any doors. I think most areas are quite fun. I"ll try to find a job in the same field, but I"m open for alternatives!» (Probably)
- I want to focus more on Environment or surface chemistry, but I will definetly use what I have learnt in the Master.» (Probably)
- I wish to combine architecture and engineering, so yes, but also with architecture. » (Probably)
- Forever is a very long time...» (Probably)
- It is a very broadly applicable area of study and trends seem to be pushing it more and more to the mainstream. So the prospects are good, although my immediate future might not be in an area so closely related.» (Probably)
- Forever... It"s a long, long time.» (Probably)
- I guess it will be hard to get a job that will satisfy my academic drive outside my area of study.» (Probably)
- Or maybe more towards image processing and programming.» (Probably)
- It is not so easy to find a job at this technological level that Chalmers taught us. There are more easier jobs at hospitals which doesnt request so much knowledge as we got at Chalmers, and that is pitty. I wish to get more challenging job at the future.» (Probably)
- My main interest is in that field but I feel that the importance of getting a work is larger.» (Probably)
- I hope so!» (Probably)
- But try different areas» (Probably)
- I am taking online Microsoft and Comptia courses .» (Probably)
- That would be the most preferrable choice, unless I cannot find a job in the field!» (Probably)
- In some way I will definitely have use for the knowledge acquired here. » (Probably)
- IT consultants doesn"t do much computer science stuff, but since software engineering and IT isn"t that hard, I figure I can learn it in a couple of days.» (Probably)
- Or some close related area.» (Probably)
- Hoppas det i alla fall» (Probably)
- maybe...» (Probably not)
- I don"t study for work. I study because I"m interested, but I think there are few jobs related to the programme.» (Probably not)
- Companies don"t really understand the concept of Industrial Ecology.» (Probably not)
- Will I even get a job?» (Probably not)
- Not the exact same focus but it will be strongly correlated.» (Probably not)
- I do not believe that I will work with in the same field as my Master Program because at the end of my 2.5 years at Chalmers I have realised 2 things. 1. I messed up my study program by taking diverse courses that were congruent with my generalist nature 2. I am a people person and that I should have taken a program on the management side of things. This is one thing I miss with universities Sweden. There is no counselling available. It should be possible for a styudent to speak with someone from the university face to face and discuss his/her possibilities. Often the student is unaware of what he/she is good at or passionate about. However, an objective 3rd person can easily observe and point that out and suggest appropriate programs/courses/program switch options.» (Probably not)
- will work with computer vision» (Probably not)
- The only suggestions are related to research and I have no interest in that.» (Probably not)
- Hard to say, most companies don"t work in the way we have been thought. And as there isn"t that much CAD in the program it most likely that its not.» (Probably not)
- Too narrow field if you want to stay in Gothenburg» (Probably not)
- Absolutely not! These 2 years have been wasted in my life and I have definitely learnned that this is not for me.» (Definitely not)
- Industry is way more practical than what you learn in Chalmers. Yes, I know that you cannot learn programming languages in Chalmers but the gap between industry and university doesn"t need to be as big as it is now... imo!» (Definitely not)
- I hope so. If I get a job.» (No opinion)
- I hope so, but the situation for a student motivated to do a PhD i theoretical physics is not very good. That"s a back draw for this masters program. You are well prepared to start as a PhD student, but it is not clear at all if there is such a position at the end. » (No opinion)
- I would like to, but I don´,t think I will get any job at all and if I do, I can´,t afford having any wishes but just take what I get.» (No opinion)
- I am not at the moment, but hopefully!» (No opinion)

41. Do you at this point feel prepared (from the Master programme) for a professional career?

689 svarande

Yes definitely»152 22%
Yes but I still need some professional training»427 61%
No I definitely need some more training.»72 10%
No I need much more training»15 2%
No opinion»24 3%

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