The course is roughly split into two sections, one being the beginning spherical geometry part, the other being that of heat transfer, which is after the midterm. The materials for the first half will be tested through a relatively easy midterm utilizing the understanding rather than the derivation of the materials that he requires understanding, and the second half of the course will be tested through a final project, which features MATLAB coding, and will be the sole interest for Arvind. No final exam.
What's worth mentioning about the course is the lack of management of the materials. The professor seems to be more interested in making things reasonable to himself than the rest of the class. He definitely requires interaction with students, but on rather weird occasions. If you'd took the heat transfer course of his before, it could be much easier, though.
P.S. There were only two sets of homework, both involves derivation and MATLAB/Mathematica coding and will be graded by the grader together with the midterm. As these only appear at the beginning of the semester, make sure to contact the grader/TA if you've got a problem, since Arvind himself doesn't really that much welcome conditions that you obviously have no idea what he was talking about.