Rodigue Byrne - Memorial University of Newfoundland

Professor: Rodigue Byrne
Department: Computer Science
College: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: COMP3100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Toughest grader I have come across. He deducted marks because the color of the web page created was not an exact copy of the picture provided. You can only get an A if you are already an expert on the course from day 1.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: COMP3100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Absolutely terrible, not caring at all about his students. Please dont take him.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: COMP3100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
A very tough grader. His resources and notes are not very helpful either.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: COMP3100
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Does not seem to care about students who are struggling. Very lengthy assignments/projects and poor resources. Please do not take this course with him if you have no previous experience in Web Programming.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CS2003
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The exams are strongly related to the labs. My course was online but the professor was really helpful during his office hours. He would explain everything no matter how long it took.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: COMP2003
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Byrne is a great guy and is definitely passionate about teaching. However its hard to get a chance to experience this passion as COMP2003 was an online course. I feel like the students would greatly benefit from lectures given by Dr. Byrne.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: COMP2006
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Rod is an excellent professor, but this course has too much content in it which made it a challenge. The assignments are long, need to start early however, they are relatively easy considering he posts most of the content in his slides. The exams are tough and very lengthy. Overall he is very knowledgeable and willing to help. Would take again!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: COMP2006
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Course was a 1 credit hour course but treated like it was a 3 credit hour course. There were 3 assignments, all incredibly long. Lectures were quite boring, but unnecessary as he posts his notes on his site.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: COMP2003
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is a fantastic professor, one of the best in the computer science faculty. He is so passionate about teaching, and it shows that he is so knowledgeable in the topics he is teaching and he also gives real-life examples. Labs were pretty long but everything was covered in class and most of the things were also in notes. Will take again for sure!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: COMP2003
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Byrne is by far the most enthusiastic professor I have had in my life. The class is not very hard as long as you take your time to understand how everything works. Lecture attendance is not necessary as he posts his notes verbatim on his website, but you will want to attend every one of his classes because of how enthusiastic he is.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: COMP2003
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you ever want to see an enthusiastic Prof to litterally vault over desks to help students - take this man.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: COMP2500
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He teaches really fast, and if you're not already super keen on programming don't bother taking the course (although prior programming knowledge is not required). Not a good prof and doesn't want to listen to the students who are struggling.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: COMP2003
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The assignments are lengthy, and require a strong understanding of the content. Notes are post online, but they're difficult to read, and leave out a lot of substance, so taking your own notes is recommended. Online resources for the content are weak at best, so don't rely on them. Prof is enthusiastic and knowledgable. Responds well to questions
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CS2003
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
His labs and assignments are on the hard spectrum. He grades too harshly and his lectures are a little dry and boring. His midterm was also fairly lengthy but fair. He is accessible outside of class but his office hours leave me more confused than i was. He moves very very fast through material.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CS2711
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great professor who knows what's he is doing, but no awareness for the students taking his course. Marks very unfairly and moves through the material too fast for the average student to handle. This said he is relatively fine if you put in the extra effort.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CS2718
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If not the best, the second best professor I've had in this entire department. He knows his stuff, shows up prepared, and is fair for everyone. The course itself is also great, I highly recommend taking it. You will learn a lot of things you will need at any programmer position. But if you don't care about his class, you. are. DOOMED.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: COMP3715
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great lecturer with a truly impressive knowledge of the material he's teaching, but some assignments and projects are difficult and time consuming. He seems to underestimate how hard they are because he's so familiar with them. Exams are long but fair. Felt like i really improved as a programmer after this course.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: COMP3715
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Rod knows a lot about the subject he is teaching, but is completely out of touch with what constitutes as a fair marking scheme, and the amount of time it takes students to learn his materials, and complete assignments. He would be absolutely amazing if he could comprehend that students in his class are taking more courses than just his.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: COMP3715
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Rod is really knowledgeable and knows CS better than any other prof at MUN. He's a great lecturer. However, he expects a lot of his students, and often he doesn't realize that many students know nothing about topics which are second nature to him. Take him if you want to be truly good at CS and are willing to put in some hard work.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CS2711
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Excellent prof. Good sense of humor, and assignments really make you know the stuff. Exams can be long but I always finished them. He didn't teach mathematical induction well which is the only problem I had.
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