keywords: Project management system, project archiving, project allocation, supervisor
Student Projects are documents that student write after they research a particular subject in depth. In most institution, conventional method is been used for supervision and management of final year project. In conventional method, student search for three to five topics, submit topics to supervisor and wait for approval of one out of the submitted topics. The student is also required to write and submit proposal of the approved topic, defend the proposed topic and continue writing under the guidelines of project supervisor. These methods of allocating, archiving and managing project is time consuming, stressful, inconvenience, involves high cost of typing and printing document that will be submitted to supervisor. Hence the need for user friendly, effective, efficient and convenient system that will overcome aforementioned problems outlined earlier. This paper addresses the problem outlined earlier by developing a final year student project allocation, archiving and management system where supervisor and student can interact in real time, and can checkmate for approval and submission of project. The system is developed using Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) programming language, ASP.NET to develop Graphical User Interface (GUI) and MySQL coupled with XAMPP for the database. The system is designed to run on windows operating system. Functionality of the system shows that it works satisfactorily. The system can be used in any higher institution to replace the manual method of supervising final year student. It will reduce challenges, energy and time required to monitor and manage final year student project.