Dr. Usamah Al-Mubaiyedh

COOP Grading

The evaluation of the COOP report and presentation is performed by the examination committee and the COOP advisor and it is reported to the COOP coordinator to assign a final letter grade for the student. The student should refer to the COOP coordinator of his department for details of the COOP grading policy and guidelines. The final grade for COOP is mainly based on the following four items:

  1. Employer’s evaluation
  2. Progress reports
  3. COOP report
  4. Coop presentation

In general, more than 60 % of the grade is based on the COOP report and presentation. In the chemical engineering department the following grading policy is implemented for COOP:

  1. Progress report # 1                   5 points      
  2. Progress report # 2                   5 points      
  3. Final COOP report                   40 points
  4. Final presentation                      25 points
  5. Company’s evaluation               25 points

Total                                      100 points

The following grading rubric will be considered in evaluating the COOP report:



Professional Quality


Needs Improvement



(4 points)

(3 points)

(2 points)

(1 points)


Write a technical report

English writing and report format is professional

English writing and report format is very good

English writing and report format is satisfactory

English writing and report format is poor



Apply chemical engineering process calculations such as mass and energy balances

Process calculations are used intensively and very accurately

Process calculations are used adequately and accurately

Process calculations are not clearly indicated

Process calculations are missing and/or wrongly applied



Draw block / process flow diagrams and label equipment and stream information

Block / Process flow diagrams are drawn  extensively and labeled very accurately

Block/ Process flow diagrams are adequately drawn  and labeled

Block/ Process flow diagrams drawing and labeling is not clear or missing major information

Block/ Process flow diagrams are missing



Determine / collect  physical, chemical and transport properties of process fluids

All required fluid properties are determined / collected very accurately and source or correlation is clearly indicated

Fluid properties are adequately determined / collected and source or correlation is indicated

Some fluid properties are missing or source may be missing

Fluid properties are missing or unrealistic



Demonstrate design of chemical engineering equipment (such as pumps, heat exchanges, flash drums, reactor ... etc.)

Equipment design is clearly and very accurately demonstrated

Equipment design is adequately demonstrated

Equipment design is partially demonstrated

No evidence of equipment design



Simulate / model / optimize chemical engineering processes

Process simulation / modeling / optimization is extensively used and presented accurately

Process simulation / modeling / optimization is used and presented adequately

Process simulation / modeling / optimization is not clearly used or contains errors

No evidence of process simulation / modeling / optimization



Moreover, the following factors may also be considered in evaluating the COOP presentation:

  • The ability of the student to clearly introduce the subject material.
  • The ability of the student to state the objectives clearly.
  • Presentation performance (language, clarity, style, illustrations, i.e. graphs, models, multimedia, etc.).
  • The ability to summarize and explain results.
  • The ability to conclude the presentation.
  • Depth of knowledge and the ability to answer questions.