Dr. Mouhamed Abdulla

Instructor & Engineering Researcher

Email: ma14ieee.org  Website: DrMoe.org

Ph.D. - Electrical Eng. - Telecom

M.Eng. - Aerospace Eng. - Avionics

B.Eng. - Electrical Eng. - Electronics









"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”

Mark Van Doren, Ph.D.


  Teaching Services

  Contributions to Teaching

  Teaching Workshops

  Teaching Assistant Experience

  Past Teaching Experience




Teaching Dossier

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Teaching Services:

Since December-2006, I was officially registered as an instructor with Concordia University Dean of Students Office. In fact, courses that I support are from the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Specifically, these courses are:
























































































If you need my help in any of the courses above, please fill-in the form shown here and contact me either by phone or email so we could arrange a session. Clearly, every instructor, Teaching Assistant [TA] or professor has a certain way of teaching a subject. Because time is really limited in a private session, I tend to ask students to bring old midterms and exams so we could practice them and explain the theory during the problem solving. It goes without saying that "practice makes perfect", i.e. the more you practice the better you will become! If you don't have any old tests, no need to worry, I have a handful for each of the courses listed above. Obviously, this method isn't feasible with all subjects; advanced courses require a strong theoretical background before jumping to the problem solving stage, so we will invest some time on theory as well!




Contributions to Teaching: Aerospace Engineering Book

· M. Abdulla, J. V. Svoboda, and L. Rodrigues, "Avionics Made Simple," Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia Univ., Montréal, Québec, Canada, 2005, pp. 173.  BibTeX


This book, which I completed back in December-2005 explains in a logical and coherent way the most famous avionic systems. Since the Fall-2006 the text has been adapted at Concordia University's "Avionic Navigation Systems" course for Undergraduates: B.Eng. students taking ELEC-416 and MECH-482; and Graduates: M.Eng., M.Sc. and Ph.D. students taking ENGR-6461. Specifically, this course has on a regular basis attracted Graduate Students pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering from diverse institutions in the province of Québec, such as: McGill U., École Polytechnique, École Technologie Supérieur, Laval U., and Sherbrooke U. So far, the book is getting good reviews from students, and specialists alike working for major aerospace firms, such as: Bombardier, Thales, Bell Helicopter, and GE.

The book in its entirety is now available at Concordia University Bookstore


“Mouhamed Abdulla has produced an immaculately presented monograph, which, obviously, deals with a subject of significance to an involved professional readership...This book also forms an intelligent and clear overview for the non specialist but scientifically aware reader of an important area of study and research.  Abdulla writes with an informed literacy and a refreshing directness of communication and message.  His conclusions and presentation have a mathematical elegance.


- Anonymous Academic Reviewer for Athena Press (London, UK)


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December 20, 2005


ISBN: 978-0-88947-908-1



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Teaching Workshops:

· Stimulating Attention & Learning with "Clicker" Technology

On August-27-2008, I attended this workshop organized by Center for Teaching and Learning Services [CTLS]. The session was coordinated by Dr. Janette Barrington and Dr. Danielle Morin. The purpose was to introduce an interactive teaching tool using "Clicker Technology". Essentially, it is a small handheld remote control that each student or member of an audience can use while questioning during a presentation or a lecture. This technology seems great because it immediately provides real-time response from those attended, it grabs students attention, and it encourages participation. And better than all, it gives on the spot feedback to the lecturer on his/her performance in delivering the materials of a course or topic.


It's worth adding, from a technical point of view, that the transmission of the signal from the clicker remote to the receiver is achieved through "radio wave" [RF] propagation and not "light wave" [IR]. And this on its own is a good thing because it will require no Line of Sight [LOS], and the transmission range will be longer! In fact, the company's website mentions that the range could go up to 60 m radius in an indoor multipath environment, or if the USB receiver with the larger antenna is purchased than the range could go up to 120 m. Also 82 frequency channels exist, in other words, if 82 different conference rooms were to coexist in a 60 m or 120 m sphere, then no critical signal interference is expected according to their specifications. And within each of these conference rooms, up to 1000 users could operate a clicker control! There's only one important factor missing on their site, and it is the "operating frequency"; however, they did manage to get this technology certified by both Industry Canada and FCC which sends an encouraging message. As for the clicker's battery life depending on the usage it could go from 0.5 to 1 yr. I hope this helps those thinking of using this tool! Link


· Copyright Implications for University Teaching

On May-05-2008, I attended this workshop organized by Concordia University Libraries to discuss copyright issues. We were explained the general definition, the approach, and the laws governing copyrights in general and specifically in teaching.


· Getting the Most Out of Multiple-choice Questions

On April-25-2008, I attended this workshop organized by CTLS and facilitated by Dr. David DiBattista. The workshop showed strategies in writing a smart multiple choice exam. Also, we were introduced to the IF-AT sheet; which is an excellent tool in multiple choice examination because it gives immediate feedback to students!


· Classroom of the Future: Human Interaction in an Age of Technology

On April-10-2008, I attended this workshop organized by CTLS and facilitated by Dr. Calvin S. Kalman. The workshop focused on practical strategies for effective teaching of science and engineering courses. We also studied the importance of reflective writing [or free writing], critical thinking, and collaborative groups.


· ENCS Health and Safety Workshop

In December-2007, I attended this workshop organized by Environmental Health & Safety Office [EH&S] to prepare Concordia University faculty members and staff in case of an emergency while teaching and monitoring an engineering lab. We were also exposed to EH&S university policies, programs, and legislations.  


· Ph.D. Seminar in University Teaching

In the Fall-2006, I attended a 10 week seminars organized by CTLS aiming to prepare Ph.D. engineering students for an academic career. The workshop dealt with issues such as: exploring various teaching strategies, planning lessons, preparing effective course syllabus, and preparing a personalized teaching philosophy statement.


· Teaching Assistant Orientation

In August-2006, I attended this workshop also organized by CTLS to learn about TA’s roles and responsibilities. I was also present in sessions dealing with the supervision of a laboratory as well as promoting professionalism in university teaching.


Teaching Assistant Experience:
In the Fall-2006 and Winter-2007, I worked closely with my supervisor Dr. Y. R. Shayan as a TA for both undergraduate and graduate communication courses; namely, ELEC-462/6831 "Digital Communications" and ELEC-464/6141 "Wireless Communications". My task consisted on preparing and reviewing materials from notes, to providing solutions to assignments, midterms, and finals.


Past Teaching Experience:
From February-1998 to June-1999, I participated in the peer tutoring program administered by the Dawson College Learning Centre. My task consisted to assist students majoring in sciences who required extra help in college level mathematics, physics, and chemistry.



I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for your effort in tutoring me and for preparing me to the final exam in signals-and-systems course. During the course I have changed three tutors until I met you. Unlike the other tutors, your way of teaching made this complex course very clear and understandable. You were my last chance and I was pretty much sure I will fail. Nonetheless, I have passed the course with good grade. Without your help it wouldn't happen. Thank you very much and I hope you will be available for tutoring me again in the future.


- Shahar Gour

   Electrical Engineering Student 


“Mouhamed has a way of identifying my weaknesses quickly. He then adapts his teaching method to me, rather than re-presenting the same material in the same way that it was in class.”


- Mike McAlpine

   Mechanical Engineering Student


 "I have never had any other tutor as down to earth and as friendly as Mr. Abdulla. His knowledge in the subject matter is excellent; he can prove everything and anything! He provides a relaxed learning atmosphere and will make sure you understand the subject before you leave. After all is done he will even provide you with after hours support if need be. Great guy!"


- Michael Kawall
   Mechanical Engineering Student


 "My tutor explained the material in a way that I could understand and provided additional examples to make sure I understood. He was very helpful, patient, and friendly. He showed me how to find perspective in approaching the problem and how to build on previous work. I was encouraged to ask a lot of questions. The best part was that he made me feel smart!!"


- April B.
   Commercial Bank Analyst

   Bachelor of Commerce Student



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