Reviews for ENCE200

Information Review
Frank White
ENCE200

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/08/2022
Such a good man. ENCE200 was easy as long as you come to class and pay attention(I would recommend sitting in the front), you will have everything you need to get an A. Always ask questions if you have them he is super helpful and jokes around with his students. If he taught any other civil classes I would definitely take them.
Frank White
ENCE200

Expecting a B+
Anonymous
12/27/2021
One of my absolute best classes taken so far as a sophomore civil Major. The class was well taught, had plenty of extra help, and was plenty interesting. All you have to do is focus in class
Frank White
ENCE200

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/22/2021
Frank's a great professor, but the way he teaches ENCE200 requires you to pay attention 100% of the time. If you fall behind, you're pretty much done for, unless you have a friend next to you who can bring you up to speed. All instructions are demonstrated live on the projector, so sit toward the front of the class. He doesn't record lectures, so there isn't time to take notes and copy his steps. You'll have to decide for yourself which is more helpful. Finally, do NOT use the virtual lab. Download the student version of the software to your PC.
Mark Austin
ENCE200

Expecting an A+
Xin
12/24/2009
Cons: -Can't teach -Bad attitude -Does not know how to use a PC Pros: -Easy tests/homework assignments Try to study Java before you start taking this class. The course goes very very fast.
Mark Austin
ENCE200

Expecting an A
freeman1
12/18/2009
Austin is a nice guy and he can be very funny. He can come across as grumpy or arrogant in class some times but he is usually just kidding. His lectures can be very interesting but he doesn't teach you all you need to know about programing. He makes you figure it out on your own. After all, isn't this what engineers are supposed to do? Your best bet is to either use the internet and look up how things work or go see him in his office. I heard he is very helpful but make sure you have some work to show. The first exam is fairly easy if you get some practice exams but don't give up on java because you did well on the first exam. The final is a killer but if you learn java (do the homework yourself, not your comp. sci. friend) and look at the diagrams in his notes you should get an A.
Mark Austin
ENCE200

Expecting a B
Anonymous
12/08/2009
Austin is a nice guy, and is very flexible with his office hours, but the lectures are often boring, and do not really reflect what is on the homework, but are necessary for exam preparation (especially the ones that are open notes). The homeworks are extremely long and complicated, it is useful to know somebody that is a computer science major, especially if its your first exposure to programing. The exams are very similar to the old ones. He is always looking for a very specific answer, often just one word in the answer, for full credit. The diagrams he draws on the board are crucial, most of them he will want you to replicate on the exams. And lastly, he loves macs.
Mark Austin
ENCE200

Anonymous
04/06/2009
Not the most amazing teacher I've ever had. The tests are almost identical to past exams, which are in the course reader (which is now 40 bucks!). Material isn't too hard, but can be tricky if it's your first exposure to it (like it was for me) because he doesn't always explain things very well. Another thing you should know about him is that he's practically a walking, talking Mac advertisement. If you're a PC person (like me), he doesn't even know how to help you sometimes, much less be willing to. Class is alright, but I can't say the same for him.
Mark Austin
ENCE200

Expecting an A
ksjo616
12/20/2008
overall mediocre teaching; lecture wasn't always helpful for homework and exams. However, Austin is usually lenient in grading and tends to give VERY similar exams from year to year (if not identical), so study the old exams that he includes in the blue course reader and you will be fine.
Mark Austin
ENCE200

jmartin1
12/11/2008
the class really wasnt that hard, although he is literally no help to anyone on the homework assignments. the class reader he uses may seem like its not worth 30 bucks, but it actually is. the book contains copies of past exams that he gave. study and master those exams and you will do well. also network with people on the homework.