This is by far the best class I ever took in my undergraduate and graduate career! I was always passionate about tech, but after taking this class, my new passion is to understand, build and design products that the customers love. ECE 188 and Rick, Raul and Ramsin helped pave this path for me personally. They pushed us to learn more about our customers and really understand the market that we are trying to conquer with our product. It was truly a great experience. I recommend that every engineer take this class because it really changes the way we look at businesses and everyday products. Product engineering is truly an art form that Rick, Ramsin and Raul delivered extremely well! :)
Best class I ever taken as an EE major. It was really cool learning about servers and websites, and then actually implementing them in the assignments. I used to ignore the CS side of things, but now I'm somewhat competent. Profoundly powerful stuff. Thanks guys.
The Art of Product Engineering is the best class I took at UCSD! It bridges the gap between all the other foundational engineering classes and how to apply that knowledge effectively towards product implementation. <p> RiRaRu [Rick, Ramsin, and Raul] are an endless source of knowledge and mentorship. With their impressive technical backgrounds and industry experience, they will push you to learn more and do more than you might have thought yourself capable. And you will be a better engineer for it. <p> If you put serious effort into this class, then you will be heavily rewarded in the skills and joy you receive.
HANDS DOWN BEST CLASS IN ECE
The Art of Product Engineering gave me real-world experience and a glimpse into the startup world. Before I enrolled I didn't know very much about software. But by the end, my team had created our very own IoT device that could autonomously care for a plant! Our knowledgeable professors Rick and Ramsin and TA Raul even helped set up a field trip so that my team could learn more about the product we were designing. <p> Thanks to 188, I'm leaving UCSD prepared for both the technical and business aspects of a next-generation engineering career. I'm also connected with a network of engineers from this two quarter class. Hands down my favorite course here.
I tell my friends that this is the only class I've taken in college that's actually interesting to me. I play with techy stuff on my own all the time, but this class actually teaches you about real life applications of engineering.
The Art of Product Engineering was the most inspiring and practical course I have ever taken at UCSD. The course gave me the ability to think about the design (art), business (product), and technological (engineering) aspects of creating a great product that users will love. Industry professionals that I've talked to are astounded that a class like this even exists and they believe that the topics covered are highly relevant in the industry. Rick, Ramsin, and Raul were great mentors who were easy to talk to and dedicated to seeing everyone improve both as a person and an engineer. Oh and a piece of advice: start thinking of project ideas early on in the first term!
Please keep this class... I feel like I benefited the most from this course than any other course I've taken so for within the ECE department