This unit introduces fundamental concepts and principles of database and explains its role and purpose in information system design and analysis. Students gain mastery of standard techniques to identify system requirements and design a simple database system. Content includes: systems concepts; role of the analyst; Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), process modelling, Entity-Relationship (ER) modelling; relational database design using ER and Extended ER modelling, SQL (Structured Query Language), normalisation; and database management systems (DBMS).
|1.||Describe the benefits and functions of databases and their applications;|
|2.||Design a database using key relational database model concepts;|
|3.||Develop and apply entity relationships (ER) and extended entity relationships (EER) diagrams;|
|4.||Implement a relational database with multiple tables using a relational DBMS;|
|5.||Apply query languages and manage a database using SQL; and|
|6.||Normalise relations in a relational database system.|
|Presentation||Presentation - group of three (3) (15 minutes)||10%|
|Assignment||Assignment - group of three (3)||30%|
|Test||Test 1 (1 hour)||20%|
|Test||Test 2 (1 hour)||20%|
|Laboratory Work||Practical Lab Test (2 hours)||20%|
Fundamentals of Database Systems 7th ed. Global Edition
Elmasri, R. and Navathe, S. (2016)
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