Database Analysis and Design

    Unit code: NIT5130 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Footscray Park
    Online Real Time
    VU Brisbane
    VU Sydney


    This unit discusses the specialised skills for designing and using relational databases. It is a core unit in this advanced and applied IT course. The unit provides students with an in-depth knowledge of SQL relational data modelling, database design, and daily administration and deployment of the relational database.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Abstract data requirements into data models using entity-relationship diagram and relational data model and design relational databases;
    2. Formulate efficient SQL queries to store, manipulate and transform data into useful information to users;
    3. Assess and rationalise database design with functional dependencies and normal forms;
    4. Propose and devise query optimisation, transaction and security management for relational database management systems; and
    5. Exhibit mastery of theoretical knowledge and practical skills relating to the Relational Data Model and Relational Database Management Systems.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Laboratory Work
    Grade: 10%
    Laboratory submissions (10)
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 50%
    Tests (2)
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 40%
    Group Database Project

    Required reading

    Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.

    As part of a course

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