- Code COMP7240
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Computing
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Note: Non-DADAN/MADAN students wanting to enrol in the non-standard session offerings are required to seek approval from their Program Convener.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Interpret and explain the basic concepts of the relational model and understand its mathematical foundation,
- Apply SQL language to define, query and manipulate a relational database,
- Apply conceptual database modelling methods such as entity-relationship model to design a relational database,
- Research, justify and apply database design methods on functional dependencies and normal forms to evaluate the quality of a relational database design,
- Interpret and discuss query processing and optimisation, transaction and security management in a relational database management system,
- Reflect upon state of the art of database management systems and big data management challenges.
- Written assignments (35%) - LO 1, 3 to 5 (35) [LO 1,3,5]
- Online quizzes (5%) - LO 1 to 5 (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- SQL assignment (10%) - LO 2 (10) [LO 2]
- Final examination (50%) - LO 1 to 6 (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Approx 130 hours
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