Engineering courses

Prior to diving into the occean of bridge engineering, I was a keen academic undertaking lectureship of engineering courses at universities/workshops and mathematics at schools. I started teaching at universities as a Teacher Assistant and later on, was accepted as a Contract Lecturer. I planned and arranged for a number of post-graduate novel courses, too. However, as I was undertaking my post-graduate studies myself, I was not deemed eligible to lecture the courses myself. Hence, the courses were lectured by the full-time lecturers of the university. After moving my carrer towards bridge engineering and gaining experience in the field, I was also invited to a number of workshops to lecture short courses in this field.

Materials and Manufacturing Methods 2: Metals

A BA course I lectured as Contract Lecturer back in 2003 at the Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran.

Short courses on bridge engineering

Short courses on bridge engineering I lectured at the Workshop of Roads and Transportation for the members of staff of Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Transportation at Science and Technology University of Iran back in 2005.

  • Objectives: To introduce a number of bridge engineering methods to the members of staff of Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Transportation as a part of their CPD;
  • Courses:
    • Design and construction of segmental prestressed concrete bridges using balanced cantilever method;
    • Design and construction of rigid frame bridges: An overview to Mond 3rd Bridge;
    • Construction of high bridges by launching method.
  • Lecture notes: The lecture notes in full-text (In Persian and English) are available at the Download page of this website.

Meshless methods

A post-graduate course I proposed, planned and developed as part of my past endeavour to get accepted as a formal member of staff at the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran. As I was undertaking my post-graduate studies myself, I was not deemed eligible to lecture the courses myself. Hence, the course was lectured by a full-time lecturer of the faculty.

Mechanics of composites

Another post-graduate course I proposed and planned as part of my past endeavour to get accepted as a formal member of staff at the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran. However, as I was undertaking my post-graduate studies myself, I was not deemed eligible to lecture the courses myself. Hence, the course was lectured by a full-time lecturer of the faculty.

Dynamics of structures

A complementary MSc course I lectured as Teacher Assistant at the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran from 2002 to 2004.

  • Objectives: To prepare and solve sample questions of the course for the Masters degree students of structural and earthquake engineering and coach them on the methods of solving the questions; also, to verify their homeworks and mark their exams;
  • Sample questions: A number of questions I prepared are translated into English and available Here;
  • Earthquake accelerograms: A number of earthquake accelerograms (Tabas, Naghan, El Centro) are available at the Engineering Material page of this website.

Statics

A complementary BSc course I lectured as Teacher Assistant at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amir Kabir University of Technology from 1996 to 1998.

  • Objectives: To prepare and solve sample questions of the course for the Bachelor degree students of civil engineering and coach them on the methods of solving the questions; also, to provide homeworks and verify them, and to take quizes regularly and mark them.

Mentoring

Mentoring event at ARU with the mayor of Chelmsford

Mentoring event at ARU with the mayor of Chelmsford

Back in 2009, I volunteered to mentor the second year civil engineering students of Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, UK to stay in touch with the university environment. I continued mentoring of a number of students for a few years.

 


Mathematics and intellectual skills

Authoring and publishing a number of books in mathematics, during my university studies, introduced me to teaching at primary and secondary schools in Tehran, Iran. The math classes, arranged by Mobtakeran the publisher my books, were for talented students and complementary to the official education system. Later on, they arranged another classes for improving the intelectual skills, too. Teaching at such classes resulted in authoring my third book in this field. I was also invited to the Maths School of Shemiran, another complementary classes for talented students, and taught maths there for a few years during my university studies.