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Gold Coast
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Unit description

Covers fundamental concepts of relational database management systems and Structured Query Language (SQL). Students will learn to design, build and optimise databases and construct queries to extract data from database systems. Furthermore, students will learn the importance of big data and security in database management.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to data management 
Topic 2: Entity-relationship modelling and database design
Topic 3: Design normalised databases
Topic 4: Database development
Topic 5: Database security
Topic 6: Big Data management and Cloud 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:
1analyse the needs for database management systems.
2design and develop database models based on business requirements.
3develop and execute SQL queries to retrieve information.
4articulate the importance of big data and security in database management.

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

  1. analyse the needs for database management systems.
  2. design and develop database models based on business requirements.
  3. develop and execute SQL queries to retrieve information.
  4. articulate the importance of big data and security in database management.

Prescribed Learning Resources

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
Case study30%
Practical skills60%
Short written response10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Case study30%
Practical skills60%
Short written response10%
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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