This unit (NIT5130) 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.

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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.  


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

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