Overall I found this course difficult. The assessment item requirements were un-realistic in terms of the body of work for the result. Considering the group assignment would have taken a combined 100+ hours to complete, the reward was not proportional to this effort. Secondly, the mid-semester exam was extremely difficult and it was as if the lecturer made an effort to 'trick' all the students. He did so successfully with probably an average of around 6/20 for the mid-semester exam. Overall, the subject CIVL3141 taught by Badin will no longer be taught in the future as the course is getting discarded, which is probably a good thing.
Dr Badin Gibbes is an excellent lecturer. Informative and practical in his use of words. He understands the problems that undergraduate engineers face during their time at uni and helps to alleviate any problems.
He always relates back to his field experience giving us not only an academic point of view but also real world situations.