Abstract—To create successful students an effective academic
advising and course planning program is necessitated. An
academic advisor is a link between the student and the
institution therefore good advising is critical to the long-term
success of an institution. Course planning and advising are
trivial processes to ensure students fulfill the degree
requirements of an institution in an all-inclusive and structured
way, and without encountering unnecessary delays. As
experienced academic advisors are hard to find, therefore
computer programs doing course planning and academic
advising are becoming popular. The United Arab Emirates
University is one such institution where students have faced
problems due to lack of an appropriate advising system and
experienced academic advisors. In this respect, a Priority Based
Course Planning System (PBCPS) is devised. PBCPS software
package is developed by using the JAVA programming
language. The system helps and guide students in selecting
appropriate courses for a specific semester. The outcome of the
course selection of a subsequent semester is stored in a file to
help in course registration.
Index Terms—Academic advising, course planning, Java, software system.
M. S. Laghari is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Mohammad S. Laghari, "A Priority Based Course Planning System for Electrical Engineering Department," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 546-552, 2018.