Introduction to Transportation Engineering

W Okitsu

Introduction to Transportation Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering department

W Okitsu

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Overall 4.5
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Easiness of class 4.0
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Workload 4.0
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Clarity of professor 3.5
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Helpfulness of professor 4.0
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again
  • Issues PTEs

Grades

Spring 2017
39.0%
32.5%
26.0%
19.5%
13.0%
6.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2010
41.3%
34.4%
27.5%
20.7%
13.8%
6.9%
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 2019 Submitted June 25, 2019 Grade Received: A

180 is a very enjoyable class and a great introduction to transportation engineering. The co-lecturers Robert Campbell and Walter Okitsu are both effective teachers, though I preferred Robert's presentations. Grading consists of six quizzes throughout the quarter with material straight from the lectures, one midterm during week 8, and an optional final. The material itself is not difficult, mainly consisting of memorization with some very simple equations and computations.

That doesn't mean this class is an easy A, however. The exams contain very specific details from the lecture slides, and they can be a serious time crunch (particularly Quiz 4 and Quiz 5, with averages of 61% and 76%!). Your best bet to prepare is to take excellent notes during the lectures, and then study for a few hours the night before the quizzes by rewriting your notes and/or creating flashcards for EVERY fact. This will guarantee that you score at or above average on everything. For the midterm, I suggest creating a few hundred flashcards.

This class has an optional final, meaning that you are assigned a preliminary grade based on your rank after week 10, and then you can either keep it or take the final.

Overall, I found 180 easy to study for because I am very interested in the material, but if you are not, it may be better to take another elective instead.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2018 Submitted June 18, 2018 Grade Received: A-

Course is very straightforward and quizzes won't have anything surprising or out of the blue on them. Study for a couple hours before each quiz and you'll be golden. Homework assignments were often very similar to problems on lecture slides. Not exactly an easy A, but pretty difficult to do poorly in. Professors are very transparent about grading. Lecture material gets kind of boring when the guest lecturers come in-- only really engaging if you REALLY care about this sort of thing. Ribeka was a legendary TA but she graduated :(

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again
  • Issues PTEs
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