Science of Engineering Materials

Qibing Pei

Science of Engineering Materials

Materials Science and Engineering department

Qibing Pei

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Ratings

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Overall 2.1
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 2.3
Easy
Heavy
Workload 2.4
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 1.9
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 2.7
Helpful
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Tough Tests
  • Gives Extra Credit

Grades

Winter 2019
23.9%
19.9%
15.9%
12.0%
8.0%
4.0%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Spring 2017
30.4%
25.4%
20.3%
15.2%
10.1%
5.1%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Spring 2015
25.6%
21.3%
17.1%
12.8%
8.5%
4.3%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Spring 2014
18.8%
15.6%
12.5%
9.4%
6.3%
3.1%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Spring 2013
32.3%
26.9%
21.5%
16.2%
10.8%
5.4%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Winter 2013
23.7%
19.8%
15.8%
11.9%
7.9%
4.0%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Spring 2010
21.1%
17.5%
14.0%
10.5%
7.0%
3.5%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020 Submitted July 3, 2020 Grade Received: B+

Ngl based on the reviews before taking this class, I thought this class was going to be a lot worse and the tests were going to be a lot harder. But I also will say that I studied A LOT for this class and I did slightly above average on all of the tests except one. The very first quiz I did horrible but did way better on all of the other exams, but as long as you get around the average which was about 70-75%, then you'll be okay because he curved the class up to a B+.

The lectures are very unhelpful and I ended up teaching myself everything from the textbook because he basically takes the graphs and all of the content from the textbook. I will say though that there were like a few questions on the exams that he only said in lecture, but it was really minor application stuff so that was annoying. I used youtube videos to study and those basically replaced me going to lecture because those were a lot more helpful and they explain it better than Professor Pei. Also my TA's were so unhelpful omg, one of them told me the wrong answers to the test multiple times when we were going over the answers for the test. Office hours are also very unhelpful, so make some friends in this class. Also, because he doesn't release the answers to the test but luckily my TA went over the answers in class, but again some of them were wrong. Do the homeworks though, because he takes some questions that were similar to those and uses them on the test. On the final and midterm you have more than enough time, but I felt on the quizzes you are definitely racing against the clock a little bit.

Overall, the class moves fast though because it's an intro to materials, but at least for some of the tests, you just need to know surface level stuff. The content can be really interesting, I just felt like you had to know a lot and then the tests doesn't test you on too much. Try not to take this class with him, try to take it with Gorsky, I heard he's better because this class was not easy and I developed so much anxiety in this class because him and the TA's are just so unhelpful and they don't really care about you. So, he doesn't assign that much work, but you definitely have to put in a lot of work outside of this class to do well (even though he told me that if I understood the lecture slides, I would be fine) and actually understand the concepts.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 19, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

Pei has an accent, but it's not too bad. However, he teaches directly from powerpoint and has a really boring voice, so its really easy to fall asleep in lecture.

He sends out the powerpoint, so you don't have to attend lecture at all.

His tests focused a lot on the concepts instead of the problem solving, so make sure you read the book and take notes.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 30, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

He has a strong accent and soft voice which sometimes makes the class quite boring. His lecture slides were not that helpful and I think you really need to read the book since there is just a lot of information and you basically have to memorize all of them. But he is nice during office hour. In terms of the tests, they are not that hard but he likes to tests on some very conceptual things that you wouldn't even know what those terms mean. If you could take Lan's, take her instead of him.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted July 1, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

his lecture have a lot of information but seems completely irrelevant to solving problems on the exam. His lecture is mostly theories, and he refuse to put up slides online, saying " it's all in the book, and if i put slides online, nobody will come to lecture" well it's true! his lecture is basically reading the book to you.
i found the TA is more helpful, one midterm i only study the midterm review notes from TA, and i got an A

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  • Tough Tests
  • Gives Extra Credit
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