Gold CoastSession 1,2Session 1,2

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Kroenke, DA & Auer, DJ, 2017, Database Concepts, 8th edn, Pearson Education.

Session 2

  • Kroenke, DA & Auer, DJ, 2017, Database Concepts, 8th edn, Pearson Education.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Practical skills20%
Database Design and Modelling25%
Practical skills25%

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