Current and Past Teaching Activities

SEHS3317 Computer System Principles (Sem 2 2023-24)

Teaching this subject has been an immensely captivating experience, as it encompassed not only theoretical aspects but also practical applications involving computer systems. Delving into demonstrations and hands-on lab components involving Arduino Uno, assembly programming, and Microbit allowed students to gain a comprehensive understanding of how these systems operate. Personally, it felt like a nostalgic journey down memory lane as I revisited the concepts I had once learned during my undergraduate days.

I am truly grateful for the students' exceptional engagement and active participation throughout the course. Their responsiveness and enthusiasm made the lectures dynamic and interactive, fostering a vibrant learning environment. It was a pleasure to witness their constant involvement and eagerness to explore the subject matter.

Overall, teaching this course to a new cohort of students has been an immensely enjoyable and gratifying experience. It provided me with the opportunity to share my knowledge and passion while guiding these budding minds on their educational journey.

P.S. Consent was gained from each of the students before capturing and posting the images.

SEHS4514 Database Technology and Management (Sem 2 2023-24)

In teaching this course for the second time, I made substantial changes to my methodology, incorporating live demonstrations into lectures alongside hands-on laboratory sessions. This approach effectively enhanced students' understanding and knowledge retention by providing real-life examples and bridging the gap between theory and practice. The students demonstrated remarkable attentiveness and active engagement, resulting in satisfactory grades in continuous assessments and final exams. It has been immensely rewarding to witness their growth and progress, and I am proud of their accomplishments.

Overall, teaching this class for the second time allowed me to cover the entire curriculum and implement valuable improvements based on previous experience. The incorporation of live demonstrations in lectures, combined with the students' commitment and participation, contributed to a successful learning experience.

P.S. Consent was gained from each of the students before capturing and posting the images.

SEHS2042 Computer Programming (Sem 1 2023-24)

Teaching the Computer Programming course was challenging and carried a significant responsibility, but it was also incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. It was the first time I had the opportunity to be part of a course that reached over 500 students and involved collaboration with six other teachers to enhance the quality of education and the students' experience.

Although the course was demanding, with multiple assessments including assignments, quizzes, a group project, an exam, and tutorial submissions, my students faced the challenge head-on. They showed great enthusiasm and determination throughout the semester. By the end of the course, they had acquired skills that will not only benefit them in future courses but also in their careers, giving them a better understanding of the world of computing.

Overall, teaching this course has been a significant milestone in my career. Witnessing the growth and progress of my students has further fueled my passion for teaching and guiding them towards a successful future.

With admiration for my students' hard work and dedication,

Dr. Bilal Hussain

P.S. 1: It's wonderful to see many of them making a hand gesture of the letter "C" to symbolize the C programming language learned in this course.

P.S. 2: Consent was gained from each of the students before posting.

SEHS2359 Fundamental Computing In Engineering (Sem 1 2023-24)

Like the last semester, it was fun and a pleasure teaching this course.

P.S. Consent was gained from each of the students before posting.

SEHS2042 Computer Programming - Gp. 102
SEHS2042 Computer Programming - Gp. 101
SEHS2359 Fundamental Computing In Engineering- Gp. 101
SEHS2359 Fundamental Computing in Engineering (Summer 2023)

These students have displayed commendable dedication and resilience throughout their academic journey, while I, as their instructor, challenged them with rigorous coursework. Ultimately, their hard work paid off, as they experienced a sense of joy, fulfilment, and contentment upon completing the summer semester.

I am pleased to note that this class marked my first opportunity to teach an entire semester since obtaining my PhD, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

I am also proud to mention that my 8-year-old son, Rayyan, served as the cameraman for the picture. He had a nice exposure to the project demonstrations of my students in which they utilized Microbit and Smart City IoT kits.

P.S. Consent was gained from each of the students before posting.