Subject details

Upon successful completion of this subject 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.
    • Introduction to databases
    • Basic relational modelling
    • Basic entity-relationship modelling
    • Basic SQL programming
    • Advanced Relational Modelling
    • Relational database design
    • Advanced ER modelling
    • Advanced SQL programming
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • FAQs
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:

Special requirements

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    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.

Databases and the database technology are having a major impact on the growing use of computers. They play a critical role in almost all areas where computers are used.

This subject is an introduction to the principles, use, and applications of database systems. It assumes no previous knowledge of databases or database technologies. This subject focuses on developing skills in designing databases for efficient data management and SQL programming for querying and using databases for various database applications.

  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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