Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (Honours)


Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

First Advisor

Associate Professor Wojciech Kuczborski


Presently, many tertiary educational institutions utilise card technologies for staff and student identification and the support of other related services within the institution. A new type of card technology has been developed known as a Smart Card, where an existing plastic card has an embedded integrated circuit and is capable of expanding the range of applications and services capable within an institution. This thesis will detail the advantages that these new Smart Cards have over existing institution cards, detail other institution's attempts to use Smart Cards and finally, this thesis proposes a suitable system for integrating Smart Cards into an existing tertiary educational institution.