Professor Mostafa Mortezaie Reviews
Prof: Mostafa Mortezaie / Spring 2021
Jan 29, 2022
This class is required for those in the Engineering Tech-CNSM major. The class overall was not that easy and some of the concepts were hard to understand. I still managed to do well in the class and complete it despite doing poorly on one of the exams. This class is one of the prerequisites for TECH 165 along with TECH 65.
Most of the class is taught with lectures and slides so pay attention and take notes from the slides. Following the other reviews on here, advanced math is not needed; but a solid foundation in algebra is highly recommended. Grade is made up of homework, quizzes, 2 exams, and a final. A large portion of the grade is from the 2 exams and the final. The exams are not super difficult once you get the concepts down and know how to apply the concept. I took this online and the teacher has you complete the exam in a Microsoft Word document so do not get bogged down with formatting too much. I had the labs over Zoom with Professor Brown so I do not know how the labs are with Professor Mortezaie. Each week was a topic somewhat related to the lecture topic and then we had to complete a lab report...read more
Professor's delivery of the content is quite dry and sticks to mostly what is on the slides. Sometimes difficult to follow and explanation of some topics were not great. Overall, the professor does cover every topic that will be on the test, but practice is needed to be able to complete the problems in time. Cannot comment on the lab portion since I had a different professor. Do note that you will be using a lot of Multisim though if you are not able to use physical lab equipment.
Complete the homework and labs before the deadline. Professor Mortezaie made it a point the semester I took the class that late homework will be penalized and it will affect the grade. Review the concepts and do the problems again if you are not confident about the concept. The school bookstore does not carry the two textbooks needed for this class so you will need to order it from Amazon or get it somewhere else. You will need them to do the homework. The exams were designed so that if you knew the concept well, the answer was short and easy. Not every question has the same amount of points, so tackle the questions with multiple parts if you get stuck. Review the slides and the textbook, a lot of the test topics are from the slides and quizzes so pay extra attention to those. Find an...read more
Prof: Mostafa Mortezaie / Fall 2021
Jan 28, 2022
The topics covered in class seemed difficult overall. Was not my favorite class, but I managed to still complete the class and do well in it. Class is required for CNSM majors and is one of the prerequisites for Tech 165.
The class covers some topics from both analog and digital circuits. There are two textbooks for the course: one for analog circuits and one for digital circuits. Only parts of each textbook were covered in the class. Also, not every lesson for the chapters covered in this class was covered. Advanced math is not required for this class. Knowing algebra would be good enough to do well. The majority of the course grade comes from the exams (quizzes, 2 midterms, final). Exams are not difficult if you understand the concepts. Labs classes were on Zoom. Lab assignment and report instructions were unclear. Lab reports are submitted for each lab assignment. There was one project done. Class material may not be related to the IT/computer networking subject. However, the concepts learned might s...read more
The professor's lectures could be better. It can be difficult to focus. The explanation of the materials is not great. During lab sessions, the professor is willing to help if help is needed.
Complete homework assignments and lab before the deadline. The professor seemed to accept late homework and lab reports but not sure if the professor will still do this in future semesters. The professor's syllabus mentions the late work penalty. Read the textbook and review lecture slides. Find and watch YouTube videos on concepts/topics learned in class if you do not understand those concepts/topics.