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CP5804 - Database Systems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The subject will provide an introduction to the principles and concepts of database systems and their importance in data science. The relational model and various competing models for database, and a database query language are introduced and applied. Through this subject students will develop skills in techniques and tools to model, design and implement a database system using SQL.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically appraise database and database management systems, their features and rationale;
  • formulate queries using a database query language;
  • develop a database model using the entity-relationship model;
  • describe and apply the techniques of normalisation;
  • construct a database design to a database management system.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (35%) - Individual
  • Assignments - (40%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (25%) - Individual.


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 15-Jul-2021
Coordinator: Dr Kyungmi Joanne Lee
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours - Online resources including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzing
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.