Theo Dewinter - Boston University

Professor: Theo Dewinter
Department: Engineering
College: Boston University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: EK409
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
neat stuff
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: EK131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His lectures are not concise, but worth sitting through for the stories he tells and examples he gives. If you really want to be an engineer, this man will tell you exactly what it's like - and he is very willing to help you become one. The few homework problems can seem challenging; if you ask questions he will show you the way to the answer.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: EK156
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Exams, and homeworks are based on nonsense and insanely hard, and every day of class has nothing to do with any other day. Demos are fun/useful but aren't the 'meat' of the class. Project is easy as long as you start on time. He's a smart guy but an awful teacher- useless lectures and generally rude, esp. to girls. Worst ENG prof I've had at BU.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: EK156
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
For being a 2 credit class, ek156 was a ridiculous amount of work. The project portion is not bad, but the tests (which are take home) are brutal. lectures and reading does little to prepare you for them. Don't take this class until you have a solid base in engineering.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: EK132
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The worest professor that I have met in my first semester. You don't want to take his class again. He is a tough grader. You need to speak very loud and slow to him. In class, he doesn't teach any useful things. Final grade runied my life. I am not deserved to that. God knows. But who care. Fortunately, it is 2 credit course. It doesn't affect alo
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: EK132
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
DeWinter is definitely the man if you want to have a good time in class. He is a good lecturer but sometimes goes off topic. His lectures are crucial for homework/assignments/projects. He forgets that mostly freshman take this class so he thinks everyone understands what he is saying. Make sure to review the material on your own. DON'T PLAGIARIZE!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: EK156
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Honestly a waste of time... This class is suppose to be a sort of a intro to engineering course, but mostly seemed pointless. Exams were based on nonsense, and home works has nothing to do with lectures. The demos are fun tho. Sucks there's no avoiding this class because it's a core requirement. Start on your project early!!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: EK156
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is a pretty interesting lecturer, and the homework is based entirely on what he says in lecture. Remember his stories, sometimes he will ask questions about a specific story in the homework or even on exams. All the exams are take home though, and make sure to choose a project that is doable rather than crazy hard.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: EK409
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Taking this class as technical elective and for an easy A was a wrong decision. Expect to spend long hours on his take home exams. All he just does in class is to solve problems without giving a thoughtful explanation and he talks about his personnel stories. So expect to learn nothing in the class. Don't skip class because he counts attendance.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ENGEK409
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
De Winter is a fantastic story teller and that is pretty much it. He needs to retire. All he does is throw out numbers on the board and does not explain what he is doing. Would not recommend this class. You learn nothing.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: EK156
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horrible professor. I mean truly one if not the worst bu has to offer. He rambles on about useless stories and his homeworks are based off things that aren't even mentioned in lecture. You will often be tested on his personal stories .I don't usually write reviews about professors however de winter is so horrible that I took the time to write this
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: EK409
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Worst class ever. You don't learn anything. He just spits numbers on the blackboard and rambles about his experiences. Take for the easy A. If you want to learn, avoid all his classes.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: EK156
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This course provides you with an overview in many topics pertaining to manufacturing. You spend 1 hour in lecture and 1 hour in EPIC for a hands-on demonstration. DeWinter's lectures are interesting and he tells relevant stories from his time in industry. The project is time consuming but you can learn a lot if you choose to (I highly recommend).
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: EK156
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
De winter is an interesting teacher. He makes you learn about engineering rather than learning formulas from a textbook. However, what he expects you to do in homework's and exams is often not taught/mentioned in class which is tough. Make sure you get the textbook or else you won't do well in this class.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: EK156
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Nice and funny professor but throws material on homework and exams that he really never covers in class. Expects you to get those answers during his office hours, but even that is not convenient for certain people who already have a full schedule. Too much work for a 2 credit class. Probably would not ever retake.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: EK409
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Ted de Winter is one of the worst professors at BU. He might know a lot about industry but when his lectures are filled with racism and sexism comments it is hard to take him seriously. Direct quote 'Sexism is not dead. Sexism is good' He also tells the same stories in every class so his humor runs out real quick. Only take the class for the easy A
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: EK409
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is a great professor. However, be PREPARED to befriend him. He plays the favor card. If he does not know you, he will hand out you grades that are lower than others. He does not have a fair/consistent grading system. In fact, comparisons are made and they prove just that. A great guy and mentor to talk to though!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: EK131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
De Winter is an amazing professor! No doubt about it, he knows how to teach & the notes taken from class make it pretty easy to complete homework accurately. He loves to tell stories so prepare to take a break from work every once in a while & listen to him go on these entertaining spiels about his life..somehow, it always ties back to the topic.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ENG156
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is an amazing professor made me change my major to a concentration in Manufacturing. Compared to any other Mechanical Engineering class you will take he is the easiest. So straight forward.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: EK156
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Nice enough guy, amazing lecturer. Never checks his email, so it sucks to be you when you have an emergency and have to miss class, as it will make a noticeable impact on your grade. Project was too time-consuming for a 2-credit class.
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