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Study social questionnaire - Master 2016

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2016-04-11 - 2016-04-24
Antal svar: 144
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 23%
Kontaktperson: Mikael Enelund»
Utbildningsprogram som genomför enkäten: Maskinteknik 300 hp
Utbildningsprogram studenten tillhör: Maskinteknik 300 hp

1. Which master"s programme do you study?

144 svarande

Materials Engineering MPAEM»12 8%
Applied Mechanics MPAME»25 17%
Automotive Engineering MPAUT»15 10%
Naval Architecture MPNAV»20 13%
Product Development MPPDE»21 14%
Production Engineering MPPEN»15 10%
Sustainable Energy Sysrtems MPSES»27 18%
Industrial Ecology MPTSE»9 6%
Other»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 4.46

2. Where did you study for your Bachelor degree?

144 svarande

Sweden - Chalmers»79 54%
Sweden - another university»6 4%
University outside Sweden»59 40%

Genomsnitt: 1.86

- Product Design» (Sweden - Chalmers)
- Politechnical University of Bucharest» (University outside Sweden)
- PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India» (University outside Sweden)
- University of Iceland» (University outside Sweden)
- In Spain» (University outside Sweden)
- VTU » (University outside Sweden)
- Harbin Engineering University China» (University outside Sweden)
- China» (University outside Sweden)
- SRM University, Chennai-India» (University outside Sweden)
- Kina» (University outside Sweden)

3. Are you male or female?

143 svarande

male»102 71%
female»41 28%
other»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.28

4. Do you find your master"s education meaningful?

144 svarande

Not at all»0 0%
Somewhat meaningful»11 7%
Quite meaningful»42 29%
Very meaningful»91 63%

Genomsnitt: 3.55

- It would be great to add more practical things to the course. Also, utilization of softwares such as matlab etc» (Somewhat meaningful)
- In general I find the studying at Chalmers is meaningful, but the compulsary courses at my master I find somewhat meaningful...» (Somewhat meaningful)
- Some courses were to easy: could have included more info» (Quite meaningful)
- Feel a bit off from the reality, the education is very theoretical and not so much applied. Can"t say I feel well prepared for a job in the future.» (Quite meaningful)
- However many repetitive courses» (Quite meaningful)
- I still don´,t know what I want to do in the future but I feel I get a good ground to start from» (Quite meaningful)
- I"m very satisfied with my choice!» (Very meaningful)
- Exchange semester also» (Very meaningful)

5. What is your general impression of your master"s programme so far?

144 svarande

Poor»0 0%
Rather poor»3 2%
OK»11 7%
Good»33 22%
Very good»66 45%
Excellent»31 21%

Genomsnitt: 4.77

- some courses were not good at all and the broad branch demands a bigger opportunity to choose path between hydro/Structure/yacht/shipping/sailing» (OK)
- If I would chose master again I think I would have chosen something else.. » (OK)
- I must say that I had higher expectations. I thought it would be a far better and closer relation to the industry and I had higher expectations on some of the courses too.» (OK)
- The course arrangement needs to improve, from example move FEM before composite and avoid FEM conflicts with CFD, as both are important» (Good)
- PD is a MSc program which becomes what you make of it as a student. You can learn a lot or "float through".» (Very good)
- The course Environmental Management feels some what unprofessional.» (Very good)
- Good variety of courses, not too much interaction between classes though. Would be fun with more study trips, a more clear overview of career possibilites after and what kind of material research is ongoing. » (Very good)
- Totally great, naval is a very good programme with awesome teachers » (Excellent)

6. What do you think about the study work load in the programme as a whole?

144 svarande

To low»0 0%
Low»7 4%
Adequate»87 60%
High»45 31%
To high»5 3%

Genomsnitt: 3.33 (bidrar till totalt genomsnitt/jämförelseindex)

- The workload is rather high, but I think it is what you make it. The subjects are very interesting so the high workload is compensated for.» (Adequate)
- It was a lot, but still adquate, because it was very motivating.» (Adequate)
- Some courses are high but most of them are quite low» (Adequate)
- It depends on the courses, sometimes it can be low, adequate and high.» (Adequate)
- Lower than during the bachelor.» (Adequate)
- Its good, I like it.» (Adequate)
- Some study periods have had to high work load, but generally ok. Better if it is high and you learn. » (High)
- Depends on what courses you chose. since I tend to chose hard ones, the workload is quite high. » (High)
- A lot of assignments in all course, which is good, but in some courses there is too much emphasis on the report writing and presentations, not on learning new stuff » (High)
- Again, this becomes what you make of it.» (High)
- Some courses have a necessarily high workload and the work is totally worth the effort. Other courses though, seem to have an unjustifiably high workload. It would be nice to actually have at least some free time.» (High)
- As it should» (High)

7. How many hours per week do 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.

144 svarande

Less than 30 hours/week»11 7%
Between 30-40/week»51 35%
Between 40-50 hours/week»63 43%
Between 50-60 hours/week»16 11%
More than 60 hours/week»3 2%

Genomsnitt: 2.64 (bidrar till totalt genomsnitt/jämförelseindex)

- Close to 40h/week, sometimes much more and somtimes less.» (Between 30-40/week)
- I also depends on the courses... » (Between 30-40/week)
- I keep a study log so I know this for sure.» (Between 40-50 hours/week)
- Exactly 40h» (Between 40-50 hours/week)
- Start of study period: between 40-50h/week. From middle of study period onwards to exams: between 50-60h/week. It stays more above 50 generally speaking.» (Between 50-60 hours/week)
- Definitely more than 60 hours a couple of weeks but average probably 60 hours.» (Between 50-60 hours/week)

8. How satisfied are you with the cooperation between you and your fellow students in the programme?

144 svarande

Not at all»1 0%
Not so satisfied»6 4%
Neither/Nor»14 9%
Satisfied»70 48%
Very satisfied»51 35%
No opinion»2 1%

Genomsnitt: 4.18

- Random selection of groups affects good students who seek high grades, who are forced to group with students with lower ambition» (Not at all)
- The cultural difference are hard sometimes. For me as a female students I have had a hard time with the Indian students that doesn"t like to cooperate with me because of my gender, and they are open about it too. (Not all students from India, but some). It is also generally accepted to cheat on hand ins and exams, among the international students, which we have had though discussions about in group assignments. » (Not so satisfied)
- There have been problems with different levels of ambition, prior knowledge and work methods (not all related or in the same people)» (Not so satisfied)
- A considerable percentage of indian guys are irresponsible: do not respect due dates, don"t work during team projects. Besides don"t have enough software background for a master"s in engineering. » (Not so satisfied)
- Some students, especially foreign students, are not used to the pace of courses at Chalmers, where there"s always group work and assignments to do. This causes an unbalance in the work load in group projects. » (Neither/Nor)
- There has been some "cultural differences" which some times have been both time consuming and frustrating. » (Neither/Nor)
- Most group projects have been excellent. But my group in the project course in applied mechanics were not good. One from formula student and two exchange students, which didn"t participate much.» (Satisfied)
- Compared to the bachelor, everyone is now sharing work and dare to have school related discussions in our facebookgroup. We have a shared drive-folder where everyone uploads summaries etc. » (Very satisfied)
- Very good atmosphere and cooperation.» (Very satisfied)

9. How do you perceive the social interaction with your fellow students at Chalmers outside studies?

144 svarande

Very good»22 15%
Good»71 49%
Poor»39 27%
Very poor»3 2%
Not attending»9 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.34

- I spend about 4 hours meeting people for other reasons than studying per week. I do this at the gym. It is about the time I have for that. But it is quality time!» (Very good)
- I was lucky to be accepted to the universities choir and through that could learn about the rich society life at Chalmers. I also learned Swedish thanks to that, which helped a lot to make contact to Swedish students.» (Good)
- I wish that there were more activities in the beginning to get a better atmosphere in the class» (Good)
- Although I mostly hang out with friends from my Bachelor"s programme» (Good)
- It was better at the Bachelor program. Now I don"t feel as motivated to get to know new people, both because I already know people in Gothenburg and also because I will only study with these people for part time over two years.» (Poor)
- Very low interaction between locals and internationals!» (Poor)
- There should be more interaction between the master programs, in real work (project) there are e.g. one product developer, one person that is good at the computinal part etc...» (Poor)
- This master programme do not have a lot of interaction with other programmes, and its a bit difficult to see the possibilites you have at Chalmers with commitees, trips, events etc.» (Poor)

10. In general, how do feel about the availability of professors/lecturers/teachers?

142 svarande

Very poor»2 1%
Rather poor»5 3%
Good»51 35%
Very good»59 41%
Excellent»25 17%

Genomsnitt: 3.7

- Would be better in some courses to have more scheduled time with teachers» (Good)
- no problem so far» (Good)
- It varies a lot, some professors are really engaged with the students, some quite the opposite» (Good)
- Mostly very good I would say. Most of the time they are all happy to help us students.» (Very good)
- However I noticed that the door to the Fluid division is locked nowadays, if it had been when we were still taking courses that would have been a nuisance» (Excellent)
- It"s always easy to get ahold of someone to answear your questions at the institution!» (Excellent)

11. In general, what do you think about the atmosphere between students and professors/lecturers/teachers?

144 svarande

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

Respectful»80 55%
Friendly»98 68%
Helpful»103 71%
Open-minded»68 47%
Poor»4 2%

- I like most of the professors. » (Respectful, Friendly, Helpful, Open-minded)
- Our teachers so far have been great. When we ask questions and show commitment, they are very helpful and motivated by our interest, and it motivates us even more.» (Respectful, Friendly, Helpful, Open-minded)
- Very large difference between different teachers. Some are very good others are not » (Poor)
- I don"t perceive the teachers as open-minded but on the other hand it is not a quality which I require.» (Respectful, Friendly, Helpful)
- Most professors and lecturers seem like they really want to help us and really want us to succeed. It"s great!» (Respectful, Friendly, Helpful, Open-minded)
- Some people are good, some people are bad... » (Respectful, Friendly, Helpful)
- Better than during the bachelor, much more interaction.» (Respectful, Helpful, Open-minded)
- mostly you can get the help you need, and some techers also are very interested in their subject. » (Respectful, Friendly, Helpful, Open-minded)

12. How satisfied are you with the programme management?

144 svarande

Not at all»0 0%
Not so satisfied»4 2%
Neither»10 6%
Satisfied»81 56%
Very satisfied»41 28%
No opinion»8 5%

Genomsnitt: 4.27

- They can be more open minded. See things in a bigger perspective and let the student choose its own way» (Not so satisfied)
- Quite many cumpolsory/semicumpolsory courses but most of them are good and feels convenient for the programme. » (Satisfied)
- It"s a little strange to change program supervisor two times in such a short time. Otherwise everything seems to be working very well!» (Satisfied)
- As said before, sequence f some courses need adjustment» (Satisfied)
- There are not enough mandatory courses (Pink blocks) dedicated to ACTIVE safety in the second semester of the MPAUT. » (Satisfied)
- Per does a great job» (Very satisfied)
- Anders Skoogh is great! It feels like he really cares about the masters program and always does his best which is at a very high level.» (Very satisfied)
- Because I was studying some courses as an Erasmus student before joining the programme, I already had completed some courses. It was no problem to include them into my study plan and change the plan flexibly.» (Very satisfied)

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

143 svarande

Not at all»2 1%
To some extent»28 19%
Could be improved»33 23%
Yes, definetly»64 44%
No opinion»16 11%

Genomsnitt: 3.44

- I think that the course evaluation system is bad, I can"t imagine that the management could do anything better with current system, but there are a lot that could be improved in the courses and program.» (To some extent)
- I think that the lecturers/ evaluators should listen more seriously at the students opinions, I have not experienced that.. I sometimes feel that the student opinions are ignored, due to that it is time consuming to change things in the courses.» (To some extent)
- In some courses the teachers are more defensive and less interested in improving the course, for example the CFD course. It should also be possible to comment on grading and review of the exam » (Could be improved)
- Very much difference in courses, depends on the examiner.» (Could be improved)
- I trust you!!!» (Yes, definetly)
- In most courses, they describe in the begenning what the outcome of previous course evaluations were.» (Yes, definetly)
- I do not know if the course evaluation notes are taken seriously to improve the course in future.» (No opinion)

14. Have you experienced any harassments or discriminations at Chalmers

143 svarande

Yes, both»3 2%
Yes, harassment»2 1%
Yes, discriminations»10 6%
No, none»128 89%

Genomsnitt: 3.83 (bidrar till totalt genomsnitt/jämförelseindex)

- well,I haven"t experienced them yet, I"ve experienced robbery at a study room at Chalmers, although I emphasized that everyone needs to use access card to enter the building when I contacted the student center and also sent email to one stuff, until now, I haven"t received any feedback yet. » (?)
- By teacher» (Yes, both)
- But happpened unintentionally, due to the differences in lifestyle and traditions» (Yes, both)
- Yes, we have had some problems with some international students that have had a hard time to cooperate with women and generally thinks we are less smart than the men. However it is their loss and energy waste so far.» (Yes, discriminations)
- But at the bachelor level. Two teachers being condescending and overall treating me differently for being female.» (Yes, discriminations)
- Some professors talk about how incapable international students are (compared to the Swedish mentality), and that hurts some students" feelings. In one of the courses, the professor talked about her bad experience in one of the countries in Asia, were she explicitly stated her hatred to Indians and Muslims. » (Yes, discriminations)
- During my bachelor years, a professor at the S2 department deliberately gave me minus points on an exam as I was a borderline case, causing me to fail the exam. The discrimination part of it was that even though I pointed out where they"d given me unjust minus points, they refused to acknowledge my written note of complaint as well as my emails about the matter. I guess these things happen when a school or department strive for having a certain passing percentage in order to "uphold the schools reputation".» (Yes, discriminations)
- There were some false remarks made about students from a particular country in a course evaluation which did not seem fair and was uncalled for. However, no major harm was done.» (No, none)
- sometimes, I just got some unfriendly opinion to my country and culture, but maybe it"s just because they are ignorance about my different country and culture or inherent idea. it"s hard to say it is discrimination. But, in general, the Swedish students are friendly and open-minded» (No, none)

15. Do you know who to contact in the case of harassments or/and discriminations?

144 svarande

Yes»52 36%
No»92 63%

Genomsnitt: 1.63

- I know who to contact and I have confidence in that my complaints were taken seriously. I just wish that there was greater transparency in what was being done and what the results where. » (Yes)
- SAMO» (Yes)
- At Johanneberg but not Lindholmen. At least for questions regarding discrimination from teachers. No idea regarding harassment or discrimination between students.» (Yes)
- If i had had the problem i would have looked it up» (No)
- I would guess that I would first turn to board of the board of the student union guild of "M" and their "SAMO". If they can"t help me I would go to the head of my master"s program.» (No)
- probably Lilian, she does it all.» (No)
- Easy to find out.» (No)
- Personally speaking, harassment is produced by myself basically, so I myself should be the first person who can drop harassment.» (No)
- If it would occur, I would look it up or turn to the head of the department. » (No)
Genomsnitt totalt för detta stycke: 3.27

Genomsnitt totalt för alla frågor: 3.27
Beräknat jämförelseindex: 0.64

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