Richard Niefer - Memorial University of Newfoundland

Professor: Richard Niefer
Department: Engineering
College: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ENGI5432
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst prof I've ever had. Writes notes at blinding speed on the chalkboard and when asked to slow down you're boorishly told to take a speed writing course. The text does not follow course material. Exams are not related to course material. I want my money back.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MATH1405
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very good prof. I thought he seemed really rude at first, but once I was forced to go one on one and talk to the guy he was really nice and very helpful. He spent far too long on matrices and not enough time on the second half though. Other than that, great prof.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ENGI1405
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great notes, but he goes way too slow early in the term, and way too fast later in the term. Seems like a nice guy, major smoker as well.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: 5435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His classes are more about making the right formula sheet than actually knowing what to do. More concerned with students knowing old material than current material. And watch out if the class marks are high, he will deliberately attempt to screw over the whole class. Nice to your face but...
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: 1405
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
First off, I'm not a math whiz. But I just found Neifer's classes especially brutal. Pre-midterm he was great; the matrice half of the year was a snap. However, the rest of the term flew over much harder material at the same speed. Couldn't keep up!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ENGR1405
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Don't even buy the book, his notes are excellent!! However he is one of the quirkiest people I have ever met, and he is a chain smoker, but all in all, he is an excellent prof.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: 58
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He does teach the hard stuff well...AWESOME PROF!!! One of the best ones at MUN
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: 5435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a good prof, but he quiz's, tests, exams are all usually hard. Expect a BRUTAL final exam, particularly if your class has a good average going in. He is hard on earlier terms, but starts to relax by the time you get to term 5. This will not be your "easy course".
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1405
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This man is God. Rock on Nief the Chief.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ENGR1405
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Niefer is an excellent prof... very fair... if you study, you're best kind
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1405
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Fantastic prof. Gives great notes, rendering the textbook absolutely unnecessary. His tests and exams aren't necessarily easy, but they are fair, so as long as you prepare you should do well.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ENGI1405
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
dont buy the textbook. but you need to get in touch with some term 3s to get the old exams because he will not make any availiable to him. awesome prof! just, when you ask him questions, if he doesnt answer it properly the first time, ask again, be more specific. he will try, just not always spot on
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ENGR1405
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Well, this guy writes notes faster than anyone i've seen in my life. He is a good prof and while his jokes aren't that funny - at least he tries.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ENG1405
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the best profs I've had! Very clear and concise, very well-written notes with lots of examples. Does enough examples that the concept becomes very clear. Textbook not required!! He could write a textbook with his notes. Very helpful prof.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ENGR1405
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
In a fight between this guy and Zorro Niefer would kick his ass with his mad chalk skills! Great notes, I think he makes them up as he goes too and solves them on the spot! Do your work and keep up and you'll do great in this course.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ENGI1405
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Excellent prof! He is a chalk-wielding psycho manic when it comes to notes, but just keep up. You can usually find him in his office, or smoking outside the building.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MATH
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The man is psycho on the chalk board. Don't get caught behind. Once you lose your place, there's no going back. The man is a genious. Brutal quizzes and exams, but do the problem sets and you'll be good.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ENGMATH
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
well organized, good notes (but dont fall behind because he will fill a chalk board while you shake the numbness out of your hand :) very helpfull. one of the better profs in the engineering dept.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ENGI2422
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
By far one of the best profs at MUN. Very well orginized notes. He does lots of examples, and is concerned about how everyone does.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ADVCALC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This man is a machine! Well organized notes that he writes from memory! Very Very helpfull and a funny sense of humor! ...gotta keep them seperated!
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