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Database Fundamentals

Undergraduate | LTU-CSE2DBF | 2024

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024,
29 July 2024

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Database Fundamentals

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Apply a database modelling technique using an ER and EER diagram, and use a transformation process to change these to a relational database design.
    2. Identify the appropriate normalization techniques for database design.
    3. Implement a database system using SQL and apply the relevant knowledge in database management and administration.
    4. Define the underlying model of relational database operations using relational algebra.
    5. Identify the possible risks and ethical and social considerations relevant to a designed system.

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed CSE4DBF (Database Fundamentals) or CSE2DCX (Database Fundamentals on the Cloud) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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