Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate data and database definitions and concepts

  2. Develop novel solutions to practical data management challenges using modern database tools and data modelling techniques

  3. Critically explore the organisational, societal, and technical impact of big data, unstructured data, and modern data analytics tools on database system design and management

    • Data and database fundamentals and conventions
    • Data management including SQL
    • Data modelling including ERD
    • Data warehousing, big data, and data normalisation
    • Business intelligence and data analytics
    • Semi-structured and unstructured data storage
    • Critical design and application of databases in organisations

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • SWI-ITP-MAS-2019
  • SWI-ITP-GDI-2019
  • SWI-ITS-GCE-2019
  • SWI-BSD-GDI-2019
  • SWI-BSD-MAS-2019
  • SWI-BSD-GCE-2019
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2019
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2019

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject challenges participants to critically explore modern database design and application in contemporary society. After delivering the fundamental principles and techniques required for modern database management, the unit challenges participant’s to develop innovative database solutions to practical problems, through novel application of data modelling techniques, and commercial and open-source database tools. The opportunities, challenges, and implications of big data, social media, data analytics, and unstructured data on conventional database systems are explored in parallel. 

Students are expected to review their design in the context of current trends as articulated in the academic literature.

  • Portfolio (100%)

Textbook information is pending.

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