Eligibility and Prerequisites
COE students who have completed 90
credit-hours or more of study and earned a major grade-point average (MGPA)
of 2.0 or above can be nominated for coop training provided
that they have taken and passed the following courses:
ICS 334 or ICS 413,
COE 390, and
for full description, needed forms and
appendixes see the COE COOP student guide
Cooperative work must be completed
before the student`s last semester in the University. It is the
responsibility of the student alone with the help of his academic
advisor to make sure that these prerequisite courses have been completed
and passed at least two semesters prior to their graduation.
Students who have been nominated and have been
provided with training slots must take their coop training as
Coop Period & Semesters:
The Coop duration is 28 weeks (that is a
semester and a summer). Two scenarios are possible:
Eligible students should register as follows:
Coop training registration usually starts in the
second week of the semester and continues for six weeks. The
exact dates will be announced by the registrar and the coop coordinator.
Every student must have a coop training
program within the first two weeks of his enrollment with the
company. It should be signed by the company coop supervisor.
A copy of the program should be submitted to
the coop coordinator before the end of the fourth week of student
enrollment with the company.
Programs could be handed in, mailed or
e-mailed to the coop coordinator.
The coop student will identify a coop
advisor from the COE Dept. faculty members before the end of
the fifth week for group A and before the end of the tenth
for group B. For this purpose, every student must complete
Form A1, get it signed by the advisor and submit it to the coop
It is advisable to have the advisor selected
as early as possible to help the student finalize his coop program.
Every coop student should discuss the progress
of his coop program with his coop advisor and maintain
continuous proper contact with him.
In addition to the coop advisor, each student
will be assigned an examining committee of COE faculty which will
independently evaluate his performance.
Student Performance Evaluation:
Coop students performance will be evaluated
through the following:
. Every student will be
evaluated during his coop period by his supervisors. This evaluation
will be forwarded to the coop coordinator through the University Coop
Each student must submit three progress
reports to both the coop coordinator and the advisor.
These reports are due by the sixth (tenth for Grp. B),
twelfth (sixteenth for Grp. B) and eighteenth (twenty
Second for Grp. B) weeks of the training period respectively.
The reports should follow the format described in Appendix 4 in
the student guide.
Progress reports should not exceed 5 pages and
should be signed by the company supervisor and stamped by company
Progress reports will be evaluated both by the
student coop advisor and the coop coordinator.
Each student must submit a final report to his
coop advisor. Two other copies of he report should be submitted
to the coop coordinator. The report format should follow the
guidelines described in Appendix 2 in the student guide. Students
should consult their coop advisors regarding the contents
of the report.
The final report MUST BE SUBMITTED before the
end of the sixth week of the semester immediately following the
The final coop report must be bound and the
cover page must carry a serial number. The serial number has the format:
xxx = The semester when the report is submitted, e.g. 981
yyy = A serial number to be assigned to each student by the coop
the coop coordinator
five copies of a summary report
(format given in
Each student will be assigned an
examining committee of COE faculty.
Before the end of the seventh week
of the semester immediately following the coop-training period, each
student must submit
(Guidelines & Format given
in Appendix 5):
The coop training final grade will be determined
Company evaluation 25 %
Progress reports 15 %
Final report 30 %
Summary report 15 %
Presentation 15 %
Students who do not complete their reports
and/or conduct their presentations in the subsequent semester as
scheduled, will automatically receive an F grade (See Undergraduate