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87.1/100

Learning Materials ( 90 )
Learning Activities ( 95 )
Blackboard Management ( 95 )
Course Content ( 100 )
Course Structure ( 75 )
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Course Difficulty ( 60 )

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Nicholas White
   
ENGG3700 – Introduction to Fire Safety Engineering 87.1

ENGG3700 is a little different to other courses. The course is taught by Jose Torero, the head of the Civil School. He is an amazing man and an incredible lecturer. Look him up on wiki, he has a page... But unfortunately, he is a busy man, which means the lecture is 3 hours all at once. A little annoying for us, but rather efficient for him. The lectures, aren't recorded. I almost didn't enroll in the course because it was Monday 8-11am. DONT DO THIS. He is an amazing speaker, and it is somewhat easy to stay engaged for at least 2.5 hours of the 3 (Im someone who would fall asleep 5 minutes into a MATH1051 lecture...) The unrecorded lectures actually make it better. Attendance is high, and class participation is expected. He challenges you to think. Which is good because around half of the content is just advanced intuition. With a little bit of guiding, you can easily understand most the content. However, there is a little bit of thermo and ODE's in one lecture and one final exam question - put extra effort into this and it will be easy.

When I took the course, there was only a midsem and a final, however this may be changing to include assignments/assessed tutorials. The exam questions are challenging, but you only need to answer the question about 80% correct to get full marks. This is because there is often no absolutely correct answer.

The tutors are really good, and can significantly enhance your leaning experience if you utilize them. Plus this course has one of the best grade distributions of all the CIVL advanced electives.

Take this course, its a 9/10

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2015

Your program/major

Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Is lecture attendance necessary?

Yes - not recorded

Is the textbook necessary?

No - there is none

Positives
  • Very engaging lectures
  • Interesting content
  • Easy to do well in, if you put in moderate effort
Negatives
  • 3 hour lecture
  • Large final exam
Posted on February 10, 2016 9:32 am

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