Database Concepts

Subject 615-230 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 lectures (two 1-hour lecture per week), 11 tutorials (one hour per week), 12 laboratory sessions (one hour per week), a minimum of 12 hours of unsupervised project group work during the semester and up to 5 hours of additional study per week.
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: 615-145 Concepts in Software Development I.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: Students may not gain credit for both this subject and either 433-351 or 433-258.
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr Sherah Kurnia
Subject Overview: This subject provides an introduction to the concepts of database management. The subject examines the development of database management which include database analysis, design and implementation. In addition, advanced database topics such as data administration, multi-tier/client-server databases, distributed databases and data warehousing are also covered.
At the conclusion of this subject students should be able to:
  • perform conceptual data modelling using the basic and enhanced entity-relationship modelling techniques and implement developed models in a relational database management system;
  • create, define, enter data, and query (using SQL) a relational database;
  • develop a client-server database application;
  • describe the role databases play in modern enterprises; and
  • describe the key activities in information resource management and their relationship to the organisation
Assessment: Individual data modelling work during semester (15%); a group project due during the semester (25%); ongoing tutorial/laboratory work during the semester (10%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (50%). Satisfactory completion of the examination, modelling, project and tutorial work is necessary to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Information Systems

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