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Database Concepts

Undergraduate | RMI-CPT140 | 2024

Dig into data principles. Explore the use and application of database systems. Learn how to design and apply software solutions to meet requirements and specifications. Assess and compare software assets and IT systems for organisational and user fit.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

Database Concepts

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Describe various data modelling and database system technologies.
    • Explain the main concepts for data modelling and characteristics of database systems.
    • Identify issues with and compare, justify relational database design using the functional dependency concepts.
    • Apply SQL as a programming language to define database schemas and update database contents.
    • Apply SQL as programming language to extract data from databases for specific users’ information needs
    • Design a database schema using conceptual modeling mechanisms such as entity-relationship diagrams.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

  • RMI-CPT110-Introduction to Information Technology (no longer available)

  • RMI-CPT120-Introduction to Programming (no longer available)


It is assumed that you have basic computer literacy.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions/recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions) Unrestricted broadband access to enable using SQLDeveloper via the RMIT MyDesktop service is generally expected.

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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