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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Provides introduction to data management in an enterprise. Students will learn to design, build and evaluate databases, including relational and non-relational database technologies. Furthermore, students will learn some advanced techniques for managing Big Data.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to Data Management

Topic 2: Relational Data Models

Topic 3: Creating Normalised Databases

Topic 4: Structured Query Language (SQL) Scripts

Topic 5: Data Modelling and Entity-Relationship Model

Topic 6: Database Design

Topic 7: Web/Client-Server Database Applications

Topic 8: Database Administration

Topic 9: Database Security

Topic 10: Big Data and Non-traditional Databases

Topic 11: Data Warehousing

Topic 12: Recent Advances in Big Data Management

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, 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:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1discuss the database model Knowledge of a discipline
2model organisation database needs Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3explain the process of database design Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4design and develop databases from business organisation needs Intellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
5identify and design the essential elements of testing strategies needed to test and prove the functionality of a database Intellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
6create, write and execute SQL queries CreativityKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. discuss the database model
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. model organisation database needs
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. explain the process of database design
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. design and develop databases from business organisation needs
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. identify and design the essential elements of testing strategies needed to test and prove the functionality of a database
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. create, write and execute SQL queries
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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