Bruce Jacob

7 reviews
Average rating: 5.00




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ENEE350H

Expecting an A+
Anonymous 05/11/2011
I took this class in the fall of 2009 with Jacob. His teaching style is so interesting and engaging that even if you don't go to your classes, you'll want to go to his. He will go out of his way for students and he will also teach you about topics that YOU can pick because YOU find it interesting! The class was pretty easy but it was intellectually stimulating - it was only easy because Jacob is really a great professor, so I'd give him a lot of credit. You will learn a lot and really enjoy the class with him! :)
ENES100

Anonymous 05/20/2010
THE best professor for ENES100. He will basically tell you what parts are best for the hovercraft so pay attention. His lectures are also the most interesting. Just don't expect him to help you study for the midterm. The TA was much more helpful for answering questions.
ENEE350H

vbury 12/17/2009
This guy is the best professor I've had at UMD hands down. He's one of the few professors that still understands what it means to be a student, so he'll teach you stuff you actually use after you graduate. I wasn't lucky enough to have him for ENES100, so when I saw he was teaching this class I immediately jumped at the chance. If you ever have an opportunity to take him, DO IT. You will not regret it.


Expecting an A
Anonymous 05/13/2009
This guy is an excellent professor. He knows what he is talking about and genuinely cares that you learn from him. There are very few professors that are as good as this guy. I took this class (electric guitar design) for fun (which it was) but I hope to get Jacobs again for future classes.
ENES100

Expecting an A
Anonymous 01/28/2009
From what I know, he was much more relaxed than the other teachers. The only issue I had is that I didn't really learn anything until right before the mid-term. If you're trying to learn you might want to take another section. He's easier and his TA (who happens to be a very cool person) can help you however. It really depends on what you're looking for.
ENES100

Anonymous 12/20/2008
Take Prof. Bruce Jacob at all cost! He is probably the coolest engineering professor in the Clark School, and is very lenient with grades. He encourages thinking outside the box, and tells you not to worry about your grade. Also, he always teaches with the same TA,(whose name is AJ by the way) and the guy is awesome. Either Jacob or AJ will help you out in anyway they can. Also, he will defend his students when other people in the department criticize ideas etc. Take this guys if you can!
ENES100

Expecting an A
tizhang 12/16/2008
Great teacher! Absolutely does not care if your hovercraft breaks down as long as you put in effort. He loves getting off topic and cares a lot about helping you get the point of the class (which is : team projects are hard). As for the midterm, you'll do fantastic if you've taken some physics classes before. If not, get good at writing cheat sheets-you're allowed one page.