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CP5520 - Advanced Databases and Applications

[Offered in 2012 only]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Business

The aim of this subject is to provide an understanding of the importance of database technology in today's society and how they can use this technology to manage their own data requirements. The subject will include a detailed discussion of the storage and retrieval techniques for efficient processing of data.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the issues involved in the operation of a DBMS including transaction management, concurrency control and recovery;
  • have an understanding of different DBMS architectures including distributed databases and client/server systems;
  • understand the issues involved in the database design, data storage, indexing and query processing;
  • attain some knowledge of new database developments including data warehouses, data mining and internet databases.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Students enrolling in this subject should have successfully complete CP1500 or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study or professional experience.


JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); minor research report and seminar (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.