Hydrogen

Vasilios Manousiouthakis

Hydrogen

Chemical Engineering department

Vasilios Manousiouthakis

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Overall 4.0
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Easiness of class 4.5
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Workload 2.5
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Clarity of professor 2.5
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Helpfulness of professor 2.0
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  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Has Group Projects

Grades

Spring 2020
100.0%
83.3%
66.7%
50.0%
33.3%
16.7%
0.0%
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A
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B
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C
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D+
D
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F

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

Spring 2017
73.7%
61.4%
49.1%
36.8%
24.6%
12.3%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
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D+
D
D-
F

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

Spring 2016
42.9%
35.7%
28.6%
21.4%
14.3%
7.1%
0.0%
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A
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B+
B
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C
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D
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F

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

Spring 2015
68.9%
57.4%
45.9%
34.4%
23.0%
11.5%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted June 10, 2020
Grade Received: A+

It’s a standard Vasily class: Lectures are 90% math, and 10% concepts.Homework assignments are mostly math with a sprinkling of thermodynamics. Workload occasionally gets heavy at times, but you get a free A.

Now as a disclaimer, I took this class during the COVID-19 pandemic. That means I didn’t take any midterms; we only had 3 homework assignments and one project.

The first homework was very long, and very tedious. Besides 2 questions that one would normally find in Vasily’s ChE 102A class, one question involved getting hundreds of thousands of data points from NIST, and graphing them. Not the best use of our time, although fortunately, I got 100% by only turning in some of the data (about 300k data points) without graphing anything. The next two homework assignments were much easier, being nerfed versions of ChE 102A homeworks. They, alongside the project, used COMSOL software, which ranged from hard to nearly impossible to use with Remote Desktop.

Tl;dr: Workload was insane in the beginning, but lightened off greatly as the quarter progressed. We even got to do homework assignments as groups.

2/3 of the lectures were math lectures, about esoteric technicalities. 1/3 of them were interesting though; we actually learned about cutting-edge Hydrogen technology So I’d recommend doing something else while listening to lecture. If it’s just math, you can tune it out but if the lecture is interesting, you can actually pay attention.

Discussions were COMSOL tutorials, which were hard to follow along from Zoom and Remote Desktop.

Hydrogen is a free A, but prepare to be utterly slammed from time to time. Lectures are optional and either teach you math or cutting-edge hydrogen technologies.

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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Has Group Projects
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