Information Studies


INST0001: Database Systems

The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of the theory and
practice of database systems: data and database analysis, design, use
and management, with particular emphasis on relational systems.

Inter alia the module will cover: data investigation, representation and
organisation; metadata; conceptual modelling; entity-relationship
modelling; normalization of data; relational databases and relational
algebra; query languages; SQL; database implementation; database
management systems; database administration; security and performance
issues; data on the web and related issues.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the module, students will be
able to analyse, specify, design and implement a data management system.
They will have a thorough grasp of the theory and practice of
relational database systems, and how this relates to the general needs
of an organisation
Method of Assessment: (Academic year 2019-20)  Assessment by coursework (40%) and practical examination (60%)
Compulsory for: BSc Information Management for Business
Optional for: Arts and Sciences BASc (Sciences and Engineering Pathway)
Prerequisites: Year 1 of the BSc Information Management or BSc Information Management for Business programmes
Taught by: Daniela Romano
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