Uncle Walter's Guide to Aero/Astro Fall 1997 Index Introduction Credits Statistics Comments Course Ratings Instructor Ratings Exams & Problem Sets
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16.400/16.453J Human Factors Engineering

Lecturer: Prof. Young, Prof. Sheridan
Pre/ co requisites: 16.060 or 2.010 Hours From Bulletin: 3-1-8
Response Rate: 15/33 (45.5%) Actual Hours: 3.0-1.0-6.8

Course Ratings Instructor Ratings
Overall Course Rating: 5.1 / 7.0
Prof. Young (L) 5.3 / 7.0
Prof. Sheridan (L) 5.1 / 7.0

The students involved in 16.400J had positive comments about the class for the most part. Although many of the students thought that the class was interesting, others commented that it often lacked organization. Most students felt that the best background for taking the class was a controls class such as 16.060. Although most students felt that the problem sets were the most helpful in learning the material, many commented that the feedback was minimal and the check, check plus, check minus grading was less than insightful. Most students liked the lecture notes handed out in class, although a few commented that developing the notes during lecture would be helpful. For the most part, students in 16.400J enjoyed the class.


Course ratings

Subject
was graded fairly: 5.1 / 7.0
was organized and displayed continuity: 4.9 / 7.0
was well-administered: 5.3 / 7.0
had accessible lab facilities: N/A

Instructor ratings

Instructor Prof. Young Prof. Sheridan
Gives well-prepared, relevant presentations: 5.6 / 7.0 5.1 / 7.0
Explains clearly, answers questions well: 5.5 / 7.0 5.3 / 7.0
Uses the blackboard and visual aids well: 5.1 / 7.0 4.9 / 7.0
Enunciates clearly: 6.0 / 7.0 5.7 / 7.0
Encourages questions, is sensitive to class: 5.5 / 7.0 5.4 / 7.0
Excites interest and is enthusiastic: 5.3 / 7.0 4.7 / 7.0
Is friendly and supportive: 5.5 / 7.0 5.5 / 7.0
Is available outside of class: 3.9 / 7.0 4.2 / 7.0

Exams, problem sets and projects


Relevancy Length Number Difficulty
Exams 4.7 / 7.0 4.2 / 7.0 4.1 / 7.0 4.5 / 7.0
Exam reviews x.x / 7.0 x.x / 7.0 x.x / 7.0 x.x / 7.0
Problem sets 5.5 / 7.0 4.4 / 7.0 3.9 / 7.0 4.1 / 7.0
Papers / Projects x.x / 7.0 x.x / 7.0 x.x / 7.0 x.x / 7.0

Required texts / handouts

Relevancy 5.3 / 7.0
Length x.x / 7.0
Interesting? 4.3 / 7.0
Difficulty 4.3 / 7.0

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