RFID BASED SYSTEMATIC STUDENT’S ATTENDANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
HANISAH BINTI HAMID
This thesis is submitted as partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Electronics)
Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Universiti Malaysia Pahang
25 NOVEMBER 2010
“ I hereby declare that I have checked this project and in my opinion, this project is adequate in terms of scope and quality for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Electronics)”.
Signature Name of Supervisor Date
: .................................................................. : MOHD. HISYAM BIN MOHD ARIFF : 25 NOVEMBER 2010
I hereby declare that the work in this project is my own except for quotations and summaries which have been duly acknowledged. The project has not been accepted for any degree and is not concurently submitted for award of other degree.
Signature Name ID Number Date
: ............................................. : HANISAH BINTI HAMID : EA08018 : 25 NOVEMBER 2010
First of all, I am very grateful to Almighty Allah who gave me opportunity, strength, determination and wisdom to achieve our goal. Without His support this could not have been possible.
I would like to thank to Mr. Mohd Hisyam bin Mohd Ariff, who not only served as my supervisor but also encouraged and challenged me throughout my project. He patiently guided me through the process, never accepting less than my best efforts.
Besides my supervisors, I would like to thank my friend Mr. Syed Mohd Zakry bin Syed Nordin from computer science department for his valuable support in our project software. Last, but not the least, I would like to thank my parents for giving me life in the first place, for educating me with aspects from both arts and sciences, for unconditional support and encouragement to pursue my interests and for all the things they have done for me.
Most educational institutions’ administrators are concerned about student irregular attendance. Truancies can affect student overall academic performance. The conventional method of taking attendance by calling names or signing on paper is very time consuming and insecure, hence inefficient. Therefore, computer-based student attendance management system is required to assist the faculty and the lecturer for this time-consuming process. For this project, RFID based systematic student’s attendance management system can provide much convenient method to take attendance, but some prerequisites has to be done before start using the program. Although the use of RFID systems in educational institutions is not new, it is intended to show how the use of it came to solve daily problems in our university. Assisted by the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology, the system has been built using the web-based applications such as JSP, MySQL and Apache to cater the recording and reporting of the students’ attendances. NetBeans IDE 6.1 is used for developing the overall system, MySQL as the database and Java act as the scripting programming language. RFID Based Systematic Student’s Attendance Management System was built using open source software and it will reduce the cost of development process. The system can be easily accessed by the lecturers via the web and most importantly, the reports can be generated in real-time processing, thus, providing valuable information about the students’ commitments in attending the classes.
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