Real-Life Faculty Examination Timetabling to Utilise Room Used


  • San-Nah Sze Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Min-Hui Phang Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Kang-Leng Chiew Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak


Examination Timetabling, Two-Stage Heuristic, Room Utilisation,


Examination timetabling is an important and yet tedious task to do in every semester. The large number of courses and students increase the difficulty of developing a good examination timetable. Furthermore, the examination timeslots and rooms are very limited in this case study. Therefore, an improved version of two-stage heuristic is proposed and developed a web-based prototype (Faculty Examination Scheduling System, FESS 2.0) to solve faculty examination timetabling problem at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). The prototype has been practically used starting from Semester II, 2016/2017. The main objective of the proposed solution is to maximise the room utilisation and minimise the number of rooms for a splitting examination. The outcome of research not only outperform the previous prototype FESS 1.0 but also enhance the services given by faculty management.


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How to Cite

Sze, S.-N., Phang, M.-H., & Chiew, K.-L. (2017). Real-Life Faculty Examination Timetabling to Utilise Room Used. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 9(3-11), 51–54. Retrieved from