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Unit description

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.

Unit content

  1. Database fundamentals
  2. The relational database model
  3. Creating databases
  4. Database design
  5. Advanced database design
  6. Database administration and client server databases

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Write and execute SQL queries for a relational database
2analyse business or application requirements and model solutions using entity relationship diagrams (ERD)
3design a logical database which meets business, application and the security needs for a client/server application
4design, develop, test and prove the functionality of a database

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Write and execute SQL queries for a relational database
  2. analyse business or application requirements and model solutions using entity relationship diagrams (ERD)
  3. design a logical database which meets business, application and the security needs for a client/server application
  4. design, develop, test and prove the functionality of a database

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • 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.

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Project45%
Portfolio45%
Practical Skills (Access and SQL)10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Project45%
Portfolio45%
Practical Skills (Access and SQL)10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Project45%
Portfolio45%
Practical Skills (Access and SQL)10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Project45%
Portfolio45%
Practical Skills (Access and SQL)10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Project45%
Portfolio45%
Practical Skills (Access and SQL)10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Project45%
Portfolio45%
Practical Skills (Access and SQL)10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Project45%
Portfolio45%
Practical Skills (Access and SQL)10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Project45%
Portfolio45%
Practical Skills (Access and SQL)10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

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