Provides the student with an overall understanding of database concepts and theory. Students will learn how to design and build a database, from data analysis to mapping a specific database model. The relational model is emphasised and introduced using structured queried language (SQL) for creating and manipulating databases.
Introduction to relational databases
Introduction to database web apps
Advanced database design
Client server databases
More web applications
Database administration and warehousing
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
GA3: Ethical practice,
GA4: Knowledge of a discipline,
GA5: Lifelong learning,
GA6: Communication and social skills,
GA7: Cultural competence
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||list and explain the terminology of the relational database model||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||analyse business information requirements using entity relationship diagrams (ERD)||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse a data model (ERD) into a logical database design with normalised relations||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||design, develop, test and prove the functionality of a database||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||construct, write and execute SQL queries||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||explain the necessary steps to develop an effective physical database design||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||explain the main functions of database administration and data warehouses.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Note: While the 7th edition of the following text is recommended, page numbers for the 6th edition are also provided in the study guide: Kroenke, DA & Auer, DJ, 2015, Database Concepts, 7th edn, Pearson Education, New Jersey, USA.
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