One of the course that is quite regrettable. Just a couple of small issues really degrade the course's quality. To me, it is good, on a large scale but the lecturer seems to be a little bit carried away. The first one third of the course is good, i cannot find anything bad about it. We students learn about transformer which pretty much everyone knows beforehand, we are given analytical tools and physical understanding of the topic and we have pracs to help us understand the subject so it's plainly good. The last part of the course is problematic. Now we deal with the new stuff. Mith go through it too fast and I (with a couple of my friends, as well, not just me) feel it is really hard to follow him. You go into the lecture and then walk out with about 50 percent of the content, that means you actually are quite good. I cannot grasp the physical understanding of other types of machine just from the lectures, namely induction machine, synchronous machine and dc machine, i.e: how they works, what is the key ideas between the conversion of energy and how it fits in a real machine. I won't say that he doesn't mention it in the lecture, quite opposite, he does, but it is done lightly and most of the students unconciously filter it out, thinking that it is not an important information. I often find myself research something about the course's topic online and stumble upon critical information which reflects back to me and make me recall that "Mith has told us about this before". The pracs from there on are not good, but not bad, I think. Basically, you sit in front of the computer, click a few buttons, wait for a few minutes for the result to pop up and you apply the knowledge you get based on the data collected. It is convenient, less stress on time but for me, I still prefer the hands-on method. I understand that some of the machines are quite dangerous if you don't know how to opperate them but I don't mind if I have to watch someones opperate it from afar. I still like the real things, though.
The lecturer is enthusiastic, and that' good. He talk a lot about industrial applications, which are important to students. A really shining point, in my opinion.
The final exam is a little repetitive. Again, it could be easily fixed, as well.
It's a shame, though. This is a good course, yet a few flaws really drag it down. Hope it will be improved in the future.