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
Oct 30, 2017
Great Course !
von Rahul S•
Jun 13, 2018
von Marco R H•
Jun 23, 2019
von BHARATH K T•
Jul 09, 2017
von Krishnakumar G•
Aug 16, 2019
While quite mathematical in nature as opposed to a purely applied view of the method, Prof, Krishna Garikipati's teaching style and clear explanations make the material accessible to practicing engineers outside of academia. This is a great course to take for a strong introduction to the theory of FE method. The TA's explanation videos, while being helpful can sometimes be too verbose. This is a long course, and took me nearly 4 months to finish the videos. I had to go back and watch each of the videos at least 2 times over these 4 months, since some ideas are a bit mathematically dense. Upon second viewing, the ideas become clearer. Overall, a highly recommended course!
von Pierre B•
Mar 17, 2017
This is a good intro course which introduce the Finite Element Method step by step, which suited me perfectly since I hardly coded in c++ nor did FEM before.
Nevertheless, as a graduate student, the pace is very slow, and the outline and motivation unclear, which would likely have discouraged me if I did not review video in x2, and stuck to second week lectures and onward.
I would advise to introduce more outline and motivation at the beginning of the week lecture to keep students motivated.
Apart from that, I recommand the course !
von Marvin T•
Jan 15, 2019
In principle, it is a good course and taught in a very understanding manner. For a five star rating, I would like to suggest that there should be additional physics, e.g. convection problems, or turbulence, featuring a CFD chapter for example with heat transfer.
von Sri H M•
Nov 15, 2019
A good primer of the theoretical fundamentals of the Finite Element Methods. The coding assignments were good too but could have benefited more with support from the mentors via the forums.
von Antonio R•
Jun 21, 2018
The course is really deep and I have to say the professor really inspired me to keep learning.It might be a little slow but the course is in general pretty good.
von Vinayak V•
Dec 30, 2018
The course was was great. However, illustrative examples solving real engineering problems could be introduced in lecture.
von Kapouranis I•
Jun 29, 2018
Really recommend it. There will be times when you think you should give up, but just finish it. It is worth it.
von Guilherme D•
May 21, 2019
Well structured course. It builds up from the basics of finite elements to more complex problems.
von YAN B•
Dec 22, 2019
Good content, not easy for beginners. It may take much longer to fully understand the content covered in the lecture.
Programming exercise is somehow difficult as you have to watch dealIii tutorial videos on YouTube yourselves.
One particular drawback is that the presentation skill of the instructor should be improved as there are a lot of repetitive unnecessary and redundant writing and explanation.
von 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.
von George K•
Jan 22, 2020
You will need much more time than the time listed (expectation time listed). Although you can learn
a lot!!!!! I feel grateful!
von LINGALA K•
Jul 13, 2017
the course is enough learn things better way to explain give notes and pdf format and doc l.
von Congyi L•
Jan 28, 2018
Not clear on AWS setup. Easy get confused
von THUSSU M K R•
Jan 24, 2017
good for improving skills
von M M K R•
Jul 09, 2017
von 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.
von Mehmet A Ö•
Apr 30, 2018
Lecturer expresses anything at a snail's pace. He is really a slowcoach.
von Lakshay S•
May 17, 2020
i started the course to learn about finite element methods and i won't deny that i have learnt many things but as a mechanical engineer who has zero exposure to the coding stuff this course seems too tough for me. even after knowing the basics of python (that too from MOOCS by Michigan university) its really difficult for mechanical students to learn all the coding languages like c, c++, python etc.
this course is great but i wanted it to be more digital software based approach rather than the coding approach as its not meant for everyone.