B. Evaluating Student Performance - College of Engineering

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Electrical Engineering is a four-year program. The curriculum is distributed into eight (8) semesters (level 3 to level 10). Students are allowed to register for five to seven courses in each semester. The following two subsections describe the process for student's evaluation and monitoring of their progress. A process to ensure that each student meets the requirement of prerequisite courses enlisted in section B.3.

Process for Students Evaluation

The process of evaluating students' performance in the courses registered by the student in each semester will be conducted by the instructors who are teaching the courses. The instructor evaluates students' performance in each course. The instructor designs the assessments for finding out the attainment of the course learning outcomes specified by the curriculum committee. The instructor may distribute marks on home assignments, quizzes, mid-semester examinations, term project and a final examination to objectively evaluate students' performance, which later will be accumulated over percentage and finally converted into the attainment of the course learning outcomes (CLOs) and student outcomes (SOs) using CLOSO software. In the courses that involve laboratory classes, laboratory performance, written reports (for each experimental work throughout the semester) and the final laboratory examination are used to assess the attainment of the CLOs and SOs. Based on the policy and implementation rules of examinations and grades, EE program has formulated a grading policy that was approved by the departmental council.


Assessment of a course is usually based on the combination of grades awarded to course work (performance throughout the semester) and the final examination. Each course has a total of 100 points. Out of this, the instructor evaluates 50% marks to the course work consisting of quizzes, homework, term projects and mid-term or other periodic assessments while the remaining 50% is evaluated in the final examination. A grade of "Incomplete" (IC) is given to the student if the course requirements are not fulfilled by the student. This is usually endorsed in courses that require a project to be completed by the student. It is awarded only on the recommendation of the instructor and approval of the Department Council. The student getting IC must fulfill the requirements during the following semester; otherwise the IC is automatically changed to "F".


Najran University requires that students do not miss more than 25% of the total number of lectures, labs, and tutorials. Students failing to meet this requirement in any of the courses are prohibited from appearing in the final examination of that course and earn a DN (Denied) grade in that course. A student who is absent in the final examination of a course(s) for an acceptable reason approved by the department council and the dean of the college, is allowed to take the examination at a later date.