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CP5804 - Database Systems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
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

  • assignments (60%)
  • computational laboratories/log book (25%)
  • sas coursework (15%).

Availabilities

External, Study Period 86
Census Date 05-Nov-2020
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: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 82
Census Date 19-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Online, External, Study Period 82
Census Date 19-Mar-2020
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

JCU Online, External, Study Period 86
Census Date 05-Nov-2020
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

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.