Computer Methods and Instrumentation in Materials Science
Winter 2022 - Prof Banerjee switched up the curriculum a little bit so instead of learning LabView and some other measurement things, you'll primarily work with matlab for ~5 weeks followed by arduino projects for the rest of the quarter. The occasional lectures are pretty decent since the professor is personable and makes them decently relevant to modern applications. Unless you have no experience in coding whatsoever, this class is super easy, and if you like your groupmates, it's pretty fun too The professor is super flexible with due dates for assignments and is there for almost the entire time alongside the TA, so it's really easy to get help if you need it. There may be a 15-20 min lecture, but after that, you're free to start the homework, so I never ended up thinking about this class outside of the class itself. The homework varies in difficulty but you can get it done pretty quickly if you split up the problems among your groupmates. This class is an easy A, so if you have any coding experience, it's worth taking. The professor and TA (Hsuan Yu) were extremely helpful and friendly, so it's kind of hard to have a bad time taking this class
Winter 2019 - This is the most chill MSE lab, but it is definitely the most boring and most useless. The exams were pointless and the lab section was just basic MyDAQ wiring and coding to turn on a LED light. Nothing really spectacular or life changing. I do not feel any more enriched by the class, but at least it was easy AF. Little to no effort required in the class and lectures are a waste of time. Would recommend to all seniors or as a filled lab class during a hard quarter.