ACADEMIC PORTAL FOR ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

ACADEMIC PORTAL FOR ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

ABSTRACT

Internet is a huge technology that has brought life to computer and its applications. Most forms of information management and data sharing are done using the internet. The World Wide Web has made this possible. With a browser running on your PC, you can get connected to the entire world. The Internet has been used in different aspects of life most especially in the area of education. Web portal is that area in which the huge resources available on the Internet are being tapped. A web portal presents information from diverse sources in a unified way. Apart from the standard search engine feature, web portals offer other services such as e-mail, news, stock prices, information, databases and entertainment. Portals provide a way for enterprises to provide a consistent look and feel with access control and procedures for multiple applications and databases, which otherwise would have been different entities altogether. This research work focuses on academic portal for the department of Electronic Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The Academic Portal is designed to automate the Academic processes of Electronic Engineering Department. The functionality of the portal captures new students’ admission, POST UTpME online registration, online payment using transaction ID model, online result management, students and staff record keeping etc. The methodology used in this research work is Object Oriented Analysis and design (OOAD). The software packages used in the implementation of the system are Dreamweaver CS6 (for code editing and interface design), SQLyog for database management and design, WAMP server for offline test running. The chief server side programming language used in the implementation and programming of the academic portal is PHP (PHP: HyperText Preprocessor). Other languages include HTML5 (for user interface design), Cascading style sheet CSS (for web styling), JavaScript (for client side instant response implementation) and MySQL (for database management). The Academic portal for the department of Electronic Engineering created in this research was tested with test data and the desired results were generated. The results generated met the set objectives of the research.