Yavuz Oruc

11 reviews
Average rating: 3.18




This professor has taught: ENEE244, ENEE350, ENEE446, ENEE646

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ENEE446

Expecting an A
Anonymous 11/17/2019
Had him for ENEE350 as well, which he was a little better for. Oruc rambles a lot and doesn't explain anything clearly, which was ok in ENEE350 because it was a coding class and you could learn more by just running tests on the code, but ENEE446 is a theory class that actually requires a good lecturer. He's nice and it's not too hard a class, but you won't learn as much as you might with someone else.
ENEE350

Expecting a B-
Anonymous 12/23/2018
Im not exactly sure how useful Dr. Orucs class is in the real world, since a lot of the material is stuff he wrote. His explanations can sometimes be unclear but luckily he posts lecture slides as well as the lecture videos so you can listen to it multiple times until you understand it. Midterm was average, final was difficult. Curve of around 6% at the end.
ENEE446

Expecting a B+
Anonymous 05/21/2014
Oruc is an incredibly interesting guy. He is extremely knowledgeable, very personable, and rather considerate. I would recommend actually talking to him, even if you don't take a class with him. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed ENEE350 with him and thoroughly disliked ENEE446. I thought 446 was uninteresting and rather difficult, as homeworks were long and REALLY tested your understanding of the material (as opposed to your ability to apply it) by asking you to design algorithms or methods. His notes seem to be incomplete, and there is hardly enough information to complete the homework. The first exam was difficult as the questions were unclear, and the final was a takehome, which took a very long time to complete. On top of that, I hardly feel like I learned anything from the class, and am extremely relieved that it is over. Oruc is a great guy and 350 is an interesting class that isn't very difficult IF YOU CAN PROGRAM WELL. However, I would recommend taking 446 with someone else.
ENEE446

Expecting a B+
Anonymous 12/25/2013
I felt like this class was a waste of my time. The textbook was just a series of PDF files and slides that he wrote himself, and the material we ended up covering for the semester was not what he said we'd cover in the syllabus. I was able to do decently well on the homeworks and tests, but I definitely did not learn anything from this class. On a positive note, Oruc is an extremely nice and friendly guy. He was also responsive to student concerns, and extended the homework deadline once when no one could finish. I just wish he had been a better teacher.
ENEE446

Expecting an A
Anonymous 12/23/2013
He's not the best professor, but teaches a reasonable amount. His wording is terrible: homeworks and test problems are often unclear. If you really need to learn ENEE446 well, I would probably recommend against Oruc. You can get an A in the end, but won't learn as much as you should.
ENEE446

Expecting an A-
unspokenkibbles 05/09/2013
Professor Oruc is one of the most agreeable and pleasant people you're likely to have the pleasure to meet. He's friendly, understanding, and takes interest in the well-being of his students. Also, if you have any interest in European history or culture, be sure to ask. As a professor, Oruc is what I like to call "aggressively competent." He really knows the material, and communicates it effectively and clearly, for the most part. He's also not prone to rambling or wandering off-topic like some other professors. Importantly, he doesn't take things too seriously, and has a sense of humor. That means that lectures can be downright enjoyable in addition to being fun. In summary: even though it wasn't the easiest, 446 was probably the most fun class I took this semester. If you've got a chance to take a class with Oruc, jump on it.
ENEE350

Expecting an A
Anonymous 04/08/2010
Oruc is a really great guy and is very nice and personable. I really don't like programming at all, but ive had a little more experience that some other EEs i think writing C (even though id rather cut off a foot than program something) so i guess i have a little bit of an advantage. not a whole lot though. none of the material is all that terribly difficult, and the class really doesn't have a particularly heavy workload. the second half of the class isn't really as relevant to electrical engineering as it is to computer engineering so its hard to stay motivated i guess you could say. i would with out a doubt take oruc again.
ENEE350

Expecting an A
Anonymous 12/29/2009
...If you are taking this class as EE, and Umer is the TA for this class ->TAKE IT. ....If not, you might want to consider other options ...In any case, good luck ! ... I think Dr Oruc is a great professor, but it's somewhat difficult understand the subject he is teaching.
ENEE350

Anonymous 12/05/2009
Uruc caters to computer engineers who have some familiarity with this material. For those who are EE beware unless you have an awesome TA such as Umer. Otherwise this professor is way past his prime and fails to communicate well with the stuents
ENEE350

Anonymous 04/12/2009
He's among the best prof's I ever had. He actually cares about his students. It's a pity though that he uses vesp and a little programming that most of us actually hate. But either way, he's the best. Hands down.
ENEE350

Anonymous 01/22/2009
Good teacher. He puts a lot of effort into making sure his students understand material during lecture. Also his homework assignments are not very difficult.