Mar 13, 2017
It is very well structured and Dr Krishna Garikipati helps me understand the course in very simple manner. I would like to thank coursera community for making this course available.
Jul 21, 2019
The course is great and the tutors are very helpful. I just have a suggestion that there should be more coding assignment like one for every week.\n\nThank you
автор: M M K R•
Jul 09, 2017
автор: MURALI K R T•
Jan 24, 2017
good for improving skills
автор: Congyi L•
Jan 28, 2018
Not clear on AWS setup. Easy get confused
автор: Muhammad H S•
May 20, 2017
I was expecting learning how to apply finite element as an engineer and designer, instead the course is about the mathematics & programming of the finite element method.
автор: John F S•
May 31, 2019
Okay for learning the basics of FEM outside of a real clasroom setting. Focused too much on using their own software for actual FEM analysis. I understand that creating an actual FEM from scratch is too much to ask for an online course, but a lot of their program isn't well documented and detracts from the learning experience.
автор: Patrick H•
Dec 15, 2017
In my opinion the course material is a good base but needs further development.
This includes new recordings of old lectures which contain errors. Sometimes there is a correction video included directly in the lecture video with an additional correction video and same content placed afterwards in the timeline.
Also there should be updated version of coding assignments. As stated in the forum it was just possible to pass one assignment by 100 percent if a deal.ii version from 2015 is used. However, the provided link to the deal.ii VM provides a recent version 2017. When run the same code on the student computer with deal.ii from 2015 one could get full marks. However, using the recent version from 2017, the automatic grading just gave 80 percent. This should be for sure improved.
Additionally I would suggest to make a more even work distribution for each week. There are weeks with just 3 hours of videos and other weeks with up to 9 hours. It would be beneficial if that could be more balanced.
Coding assignment 1 is placed with a deadline in week 3. However, the required material for passing this is taught in week 4 and 5. Therefore, I would suggest to push CA1 to week 5.
автор: Mehmet A Ö•
Apr 30, 2018
Lecturer expresses anything at a snail's pace. He is really a slowcoach.
автор: Siva K s•
Jul 05, 2017
It is so difficult for mechanical students to do programming assignments with zero knowledge on C++
The lectures are too boring and non-practical. All the courses except this FEM is not a worthy one
автор: Jonathan L•
Apr 23, 2017
I really like the lectures of this course. But on the other hand this programming assignments are...
I am not able to see why using such a complicated main code template is useful to understand the principals of the finite element method. I spend 5 hours for trying to install all the libraries and finding the correct header files of deal.II and this visualization thing which is needed in the write_output.h file). Because otherwise you will not be able to compile the code. This is not the first time I did installation of complicated code in unix and I know by heart this can be cumbersome sometimes.
But why doing this for a simple programming assignment. I started this course because I want to learn about finite element method and not how to install deal.II software. But exactly installing is what the first assignment is about it is not about coding what will be only a small fraction of the whole assignment then.
And the next thing is there is not only one person facing this troubles there are quite a lot if you look in the discussion forums.
On the other hand if there would be sufficient help given for the installation it would be fine, but it is not.
The only help which is given are sending some links which is nice. But links I can also watch by myself.
So I really liked this course and found it interesting ( or I still find it interesting ), but I don't see what learn effect I should have from messing around with those deal.II libraries.
автор: Dimiter P•
Mar 06, 2017
Very weak presentation. Must be improved to keep attention.
автор: Benico v d W•
Aug 01, 2017
The videos are VERY long & VERY slow. It does not come to the point fast enough. It does not clearly define & explain what is to be achieved. There should be an exercise after each video. The handwriting-on-screen method is EXTREMELY slow, inefficient & frustrating. There are no handouts or textbooks. I have restarted this course 3 times - but I just can't get myself to flow with it. I like the lecturers and I can see they know their field. But this does not feel like a MOOC. It feels like varsity 25 years ago - only the chalk board is replaced by a video-recorded white screen. I try to do this in the evenings after work - but you are loosing me. Perhaps I do not have the right prerequisites, in spite of a B. Eng. degree (Mech). I am learning to use OpenFOAM & Code Aster at the moment. I also use Linux on all my computers since 2000. Yes my pde skills are a bit rusted - but so would be the pde skills of 70% of the students taking this course. I'm sorry to grade this course as a one - but in comparison with the other Moocs that I did - this one needs a lot of improvement.
автор: Wei Y•
Jul 21, 2019
Need to improve his presentation skills. Most boring lectures in Cousera.