Provides students with an overall understanding of database concepts and theory. Students will learn the steps required to design and build databases and the key elements required to manage and maintain databases in an enterprise.
Topic 1: Database Fundamentals
Topic 2: Using Databases and Scripts
Topic 3: Data Modelling and Database Design
Topic 4: Physical Database Design and Client-Server Databases
Topic 5: Database Administration and Security
Topic 6: Big Data and Database 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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||identify and explain the terminology of the relational database model|
|2||model business information requirements|
|3||understand the processes used to translate data models into a logical database design with normalised relations|
|4||identify and design the essential elements of testing strategies needed to test and prove the functionality of a database|
|5||describe the steps to develop a physical database design|
|6||explain the key managerial functions for effective administration of an enterprise’s databases|
|7||describe the key elements of an effective database and data security strategy.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- identify and explain the terminology of the relational database model
- model business information requirements
- understand the processes used to translate data models into a logical database design with normalised relations
- identify and design the essential elements of testing strategies needed to test and prove the functionality of a database
- describe the steps to develop a physical database design
- explain the key managerial functions for effective administration of an enterprise’s databases
- describe the key elements of an effective database and data security strategy.
- This text is available via the Co-op Bookshop and may be available second-hand: Kroenke, D & Auer, DA, 2015, Database Concepts , 7th edn (Global Edition), Pearson Higher Education, USA. ISBN: 9781292076232.
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Teaching and assessment
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