SCU OnlineStudy Period 3,6Study Period 3,6

Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

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

Study Period 3

  • 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.

Study Period 6

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Create and test a database35%
Design, create and test a database and develop documentation report45%

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

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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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