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
By 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!
By Guilherme D•
May 21, 2019
Well structured course. It builds up from the basics of finite elements to more complex problems.
By 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.
By YAN B•
Dec 07, 2019
Good content, not easy for beginners.
By Congyi L•
Jan 28, 2018
Not clear on AWS setup. Easy get confused
By 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.
By LINGALA K•
Jul 13, 2017
the course is enough learn things better way to explain give notes and pdf format and doc l.
By M M K R•
Jul 09, 2017
By MURALI K R T•
Jan 24, 2017
good for improving skills
By 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.
By Mehmet A Ö•
Apr 30, 2018
Lecturer expresses anything at a snail's pace. He is really a slowcoach.
By 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.
By 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
By 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.