Good introductory knowledge across a large area - Woohyeon Cho
"Most of the examples that were used in this course are real engineering problems which we might face in employment."
Woohyeon Cho is a student from South Korea. He enrolled in two online courses in the field of Aerospace Engineering: Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering and Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials.
What was your motivation for enrolling in these courses?
I enrolled in this course because the topic was of great interest to me. I have always wanted to know how things work and how they should be designed to work properly. I was especially interested in aerospace and was very excited when I found this course on edx. Also, it is an online course so that I don’t have to spend my time travelling somewhere and it was free as well. Furthermore, TU Delft is well known for its excellence in aerospace engineering.
How would you describe your online learning experience?
I really liked every single detail of the course and how it was delivered. Firstly, I found out that most of the examples that were used in this course are real engineering problems which we might face in employment. For example, there is a section dedicated to explaining how engineers must decide what material to use in order to have maximum strength over minimum weight. Secondly, the course provides a full textbook online for me so that I don’t have to go book store and buy one. By having a good textbook, a student can write down some key points while listening to the course. That is a huge benefit!
In conclusion, I found that this course met with my expectations and exceeded them. Also, I think this course is very useful for everyone who wants to know about aerospace matters because of its well-documented textbook and quality online classes.
What did you think of the online learning environment?
One huge benefit of the MOOC is that students can access their class anytime, anywhere. Also, it was free to enter the course. So, in terms of accessibility, it was great. To receive feedback from the lecturer or collaborator usually took 1 or 2 days. The discussion forum was full of people who really care to share what they know about the topic that I asked. It was a great experience. I had no difficulty in accessing, receiving feedback and following the whole course.
What is your advice to someone who would like to take a similar online course?
I think that this course is very rewarding because it provides good introductory knowledge across a large area. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.