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**Overall Rating**

Based on 22 Users

*/ 5*How easy the class is,

**1**being extremely difficult and

**5**being easy peasy.

*/ 5*How clear the class is,

**1**being extremely unclear and

**5**being very clear.

*/ 5*How much workload the class is,

**1**being extremely heavy and

**5**being extremely light.

*/ 5*How helpful the class is,

**1**being not helpful at all and

**5**being extremely helpful.

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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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I enjoyed 110 more than 100. It was much less theoretical.

I will say that the S2020 distribution reported to Bruinwalk seems a little skewed, because many people opted to P/NP (thus people who took LG were very confident in their ability to get an A, typical BioE pre meds).

Same advice for BE100 applies. Prof. Kamei is very clear in office hours.

Dr. Kamei is my favorite professor in the BE department. He always makes himself available to help students. Yes, this class is hard. However, I felt that it was much less theoretical when compared to 100. Do all of the practice problems in every PSet. Do all of the extra problems that he gives you. Put in the time and effort (If you are able to do so) and you will do well in the class.

Dr. Kamei truly cares about making the degree we get a worthwhile one. I will always trust him to write a fair test and act in the best interest of the BE department.

In terms of the shift to online learning, I felt that Dr. Kamei handled it fairly well. Lectures are mandatory, PSets were still due regularly, and both midterms and the final were still held. In response to the protests occurring during finals week, Dr. Kamei did agree to make the final "no harm" after being asked to do so by students. Dr. Kamei is receptive to students and overall a pretty genuine dude.

I've never seen a prof with a bigger stick up his ass. When I asked for an extension on one assignment (during first spring covid quarter no less), he told me that bioengineering "wasn't for me" and I shouldn't drop out. He's been the single biggest obstacle to me getting a degree at this school.

...don't trust his bruinwalk reviews--he makes his lab minions write positive ones and attempts to get the bad ones taken down.

Horrible person, good lecturer. Sucks at grading and blames his students for low test scores even though each year the averages drop. OH is not helpful, full of kids asses trying to one up each other. He’s not funny. So much material and little time to understand it.

Professor Kamei is undoubtedly the best professor that I EVER had at UCLA. His class is hard but he also gives you everything you need to succeed and he truly wants the best for UCLA bioengineer students. There is ALOT of math and ODEs in this class but he teaches you everything you need to know. Similar to BE 100 the HWs are graded but you have the answer key. You are guaranteed an A if you actually do the HWs on time (and not copy the answer key), do all of the extra problem sets that he gives you and take the practice exams in a testing condition (timed and not looking at notes). If you do all of that you are basically guaranteed an A.

This quarter our class had an exceptionally low average. Mostly because people don't pay attention in lectures and just copy the HW answer keys.

He is also very very helpful in office hours and also makes funny jokes during class.

This class is undoubted one of the hardest in the major but professor Kamei is also actually amazing and the grade you get is very representative of the effort you put in.

Initially I didn't like this class as much as BE 100, but around halfway through the quarter I changed my mind. I think the material comes together much better than BE 100, because BE 100 is a lot of separate topics taught one after the other, and 110 feels more like we are gradually learning more pieces that eventually combine to a whole. Once I did enough practice problems, I actually gained a pretty good understanding of how to approach each type of problem. This class is very math heavy (LOTS of diffy q + laplace transforms later in the quarter), but Kamei teaches you the basics if you've forgotten.

Again, as with BE 100, go to office hours. Even if you don't have questions about the homework because you haven't looked at it yet, someone will have them. Just listening to other people's questions and seeing how they approach the problems, and writing down Kamei's advice, makes actually doing the problems sets so much easier.

I felt BE 110 was more straightforward then 100. Basically as long as you do and understand all the practice problems and problem sets he gives you, the tests are pretty much the same. He tends to pull from old problem sets/practice tests so definitely as least look over every problem/solution because things tend to reappear. His office hours are decently helpful, but more so if you have questions as the office hour problems just elaborate a little further than lecture.

Very challenging class. Problem sets are HARD, and the exams are difficult but doable if you do lots of practice problems. Lectures cover lots of material pretty quickly, so don't fall behind

This class applies math 33b to some different biology-related systems. The main topics are diffusion of molecules, bioreactors, receptor/ligand binding, and fluid mechanics/mass transfer. I enjoyed and understood this class much more than BE 100, and as a result did much better grade wise.

A big part of doing well in this class is simply doing as many problems as you can that Kamei gives during OH, discussion, and lecture, and then not bs-ing the psets. This class tests the ability to translate the word problems into math problems and then solving those math problems correctly.

The class did 'well' this year, so Kamei curved to an A-/B+ average (Above the mean gets an A- and below the mean gets a B+). The Exam 1 average was 67, Exam 2 average was 73, and Final average was 69.

I'm surprised that the last and only written review for this class is from 2015. I guess there really isn't much to say besides that it's a required class for all bioengineers. Less conceptual than 100, but more variables to keep track of throughout the differential equations you need to solve. Also, you don't get to bring in a cheat sheet. Good luck, and don't cheat!

I enjoyed 110 more than 100. It was much less theoretical.

I will say that the S2020 distribution reported to Bruinwalk seems a little skewed, because many people opted to P/NP (thus people who took LG were very confident in their ability to get an A, typical BioE pre meds).

Same advice for BE100 applies. Prof. Kamei is very clear in office hours.

Dr. Kamei is my favorite professor in the BE department. He always makes himself available to help students. Yes, this class is hard. However, I felt that it was much less theoretical when compared to 100. Do all of the practice problems in every PSet. Do all of the extra problems that he gives you. Put in the time and effort (If you are able to do so) and you will do well in the class.

Dr. Kamei truly cares about making the degree we get a worthwhile one. I will always trust him to write a fair test and act in the best interest of the BE department.

In terms of the shift to online learning, I felt that Dr. Kamei handled it fairly well. Lectures are mandatory, PSets were still due regularly, and both midterms and the final were still held. In response to the protests occurring during finals week, Dr. Kamei did agree to make the final "no harm" after being asked to do so by students. Dr. Kamei is receptive to students and overall a pretty genuine dude.

I've never seen a prof with a bigger stick up his ass. When I asked for an extension on one assignment (during first spring covid quarter no less), he told me that bioengineering "wasn't for me" and I shouldn't drop out. He's been the single biggest obstacle to me getting a degree at this school.

...don't trust his bruinwalk reviews--he makes his lab minions write positive ones and attempts to get the bad ones taken down.

Horrible person, good lecturer. Sucks at grading and blames his students for low test scores even though each year the averages drop. OH is not helpful, full of kids asses trying to one up each other. He’s not funny. So much material and little time to understand it.

Professor Kamei is undoubtedly the best professor that I EVER had at UCLA. His class is hard but he also gives you everything you need to succeed and he truly wants the best for UCLA bioengineer students. There is ALOT of math and ODEs in this class but he teaches you everything you need to know. Similar to BE 100 the HWs are graded but you have the answer key. You are guaranteed an A if you actually do the HWs on time (and not copy the answer key), do all of the extra problem sets that he gives you and take the practice exams in a testing condition (timed and not looking at notes). If you do all of that you are basically guaranteed an A.

This quarter our class had an exceptionally low average. Mostly because people don't pay attention in lectures and just copy the HW answer keys.

He is also very very helpful in office hours and also makes funny jokes during class.

This class is undoubted one of the hardest in the major but professor Kamei is also actually amazing and the grade you get is very representative of the effort you put in.

Initially I didn't like this class as much as BE 100, but around halfway through the quarter I changed my mind. I think the material comes together much better than BE 100, because BE 100 is a lot of separate topics taught one after the other, and 110 feels more like we are gradually learning more pieces that eventually combine to a whole. Once I did enough practice problems, I actually gained a pretty good understanding of how to approach each type of problem. This class is very math heavy (LOTS of diffy q + laplace transforms later in the quarter), but Kamei teaches you the basics if you've forgotten.

Again, as with BE 100, go to office hours. Even if you don't have questions about the homework because you haven't looked at it yet, someone will have them. Just listening to other people's questions and seeing how they approach the problems, and writing down Kamei's advice, makes actually doing the problems sets so much easier.

I felt BE 110 was more straightforward then 100. Basically as long as you do and understand all the practice problems and problem sets he gives you, the tests are pretty much the same. He tends to pull from old problem sets/practice tests so definitely as least look over every problem/solution because things tend to reappear. His office hours are decently helpful, but more so if you have questions as the office hour problems just elaborate a little further than lecture.

Very challenging class. Problem sets are HARD, and the exams are difficult but doable if you do lots of practice problems. Lectures cover lots of material pretty quickly, so don't fall behind

This class applies math 33b to some different biology-related systems. The main topics are diffusion of molecules, bioreactors, receptor/ligand binding, and fluid mechanics/mass transfer. I enjoyed and understood this class much more than BE 100, and as a result did much better grade wise.

A big part of doing well in this class is simply doing as many problems as you can that Kamei gives during OH, discussion, and lecture, and then not bs-ing the psets. This class tests the ability to translate the word problems into math problems and then solving those math problems correctly.

The class did 'well' this year, so Kamei curved to an A-/B+ average (Above the mean gets an A- and below the mean gets a B+). The Exam 1 average was 67, Exam 2 average was 73, and Final average was 69.

I'm surprised that the last and only written review for this class is from 2015. I guess there really isn't much to say besides that it's a required class for all bioengineers. Less conceptual than 100, but more variables to keep track of throughout the differential equations you need to solve. Also, you don't get to bring in a cheat sheet. Good luck, and don't cheat!

**Overall Rating**

Based on 22 Users

*/ 5*How easy the class is,

**1**being extremely difficult and

**5**being easy peasy.

*/ 5*How clear the class is,

**1**being extremely unclear and

**5**being very clear.

*/ 5*How much workload the class is,

**1**being extremely heavy and

**5**being extremely light.

*/ 5*How helpful the class is,

**1**being not helpful at all and

**5**being extremely helpful.

#### TOP TAGS

- Tough Tests (12)
- Uses Slides (8)