# Average scores

## Average pre-curve score in your engineering classes

2 vote(s)
8.7%

2 vote(s)
8.7%

6 vote(s)
26.1%

3 vote(s)
13.0%

4 vote(s)
17.4%

1 vote(s)
4.3%
7. ### >80 (how can I transfer?)

5 vote(s)
21.7%
1. Apr 25, 2006

### JSBeckton

Just curious as to what the grading is like around the country, which best describes the average test score in your engineering classes (without a curve)?

2. Apr 25, 2006

### Cyrus

That's a bad question. It varies from class to class and subject to subject, teacher to teacher.

3. Apr 25, 2006

### JSBeckton

85, with the average at 63. I know its not an easy thing to estimate with all of the variables. I guess I'm asking for an average of an average. What is that called....I didn't enjoy statistics.

4. Apr 25, 2006

### Cyrus

It's called the mean of the average. $$\sigma_ \bar{X}$$.

85, that would be an A, good job!

Try to solve that problem I sent you in your PM box if you want to for fun.

5. Apr 25, 2006

### JSBeckton

Thanks, my final is tomorrow, can't wait to get this semester over with!

6. Apr 25, 2006

### Cyrus

You guys must have skipped a lot of material. It really does get fun after all that crap you did. Jet engines and stuff!

7. Apr 25, 2006

### JSBeckton

I'm sure it will. I actually like this material already, just not this teacher. This is just Intro to Thermal, I have to take applied thermo, heat transfer, and applied fluid dynamics. Thanks for all of your help bye the way. I am starting a co-op this summer with Reliant Energy so I'll be around the power plants and get a better feeling of this stuff (hopefully) but I'll have more questions in the fall!

8. Apr 25, 2006

### Cyrus

Good stuff. Applied thermo will be better, I promise. You will do cycles. Carnot cycle, Otto cycle, Brayton cycle. Thermal efficiencies, regeneration, cogeneration etc. It get's alot better. It's not a stupid piston cylinder device.

9. Apr 25, 2006

### JSBeckton

Can't wait!

10. Apr 25, 2006

### Cyrus

Do the problem I sent you!!

<And no cheating, Im timing you!>

11. Apr 25, 2006

### JSBeckton

just now noticed, start now

12. Apr 25, 2006

### Cyrus

Tick, tock, tick, tock

Good luck! (I'm sure you don't need it)

You are 3 mins late, I want the answer NOW!

I said pencil's down!

:rofl:

Last edited: Apr 25, 2006
13. Apr 25, 2006

### JSBeckton

Wow, look at the variability in the poll thus far!

14. Apr 26, 2006

### JSBeckton

I'm a bit suprised that nothing sticks out. I guess I expected it to be more heavily concentrated around the middle than evenly spread out. I know there is a lot of varibility though.

15. May 3, 2006

### JSBeckton

I cant believe that nearly 30% average 80+, thats crazy!