MECH3300 – Finite Element Method & Fracture Mechanics50.0
the course was interesting but i honestly don't know what to study for in the exam, the tutorials was fun but the exams were messed up. Energy methods was a big part of the marks yet very minimal study material or examples were given. the final exam had content i never learned off in the semester
MECH3300 – Finite Element Method & Fracture Mechanics72.1
I didn't mind this course, but it has changed dramatically from two years before I took it, even to the year after I took it (so I have been told).
The FE tutes are apparently different now - they used to be computer classes where you had to go through questions which helps or gives answers to the online quizzes. But the tutorials take too long, you can't always finish them in the time and they don't teach you much. Apparently these have been changed (for the better) since.
Fracture mechanics is okay, its actually not too difficult if you go to or listen to the lectures. The final exam question though were difficult.
FE was very hard on the final too.
Semester 1 - 2016
Is lecture attendance necessary?
Helps but not necessary
Is the textbook necessary?
Mid semester exam isn't too bad and is a good prep for final