• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Qing Wang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2017
    See Future Offerings

This course is an introduction to database concepts and the general skills for designing and using databases, with a focus on relational database concepts and techniques. Current industry developments of database systems such as NoSQL databases will be introduced at the end of the course.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Interpret and explain the basic concepts of the relational model and understand its mathematical foundation,
  2. Apply SQL language to define, query and manipulate a relational database,
  3. Apply conceptual database modelling methods such as entity-relationship model to design a relational database,
  4. Research, justify and apply database design methods on functional dependencies and normal forms to evaluate the quality of a relational database design,
  5. Interpret and discuss query processing and optimisation, transaction and security management in a relational database management system,
  6. Reflect upon state of the art of database management systems and big data management challenges.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Written assignments (35%) - LO 1, 3 to 5
  2. Online quizzes (5%) - LO 1 to 5
  3. SQL assignment (10%) - LO 2
  4. Final examination (50%) - LO 1 to 6

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have successfully completed COMP2400 and COMP6240.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
intensive course
1751 16 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 03 Feb 2017 17 Mar 2017 In Person

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