Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 1
Target Students: First year or second year undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science according to the specific regulations of each course. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
This Module has been identified as being particularly suitable for first year students, including those from other Schools.
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Summary of Content: The module introduces database management systems, and the design and use of databases systems. The
relational database model and the structured database query language (SQL) are covered. Throughout the module students are given instruction in the use of a relational database management system.
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Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||12 weeks||2 per week||1 hour|
|Computing||12 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||60||1½ hr written examination|
|Coursework 1||40||One or more pieces of coursework, including practicals in writing SQL|
Dr N Alechina
Education Aims: To provide students with a general introduction to the theory and practice of database systems. To enable students to gain experience with a modern database system through the use of the SQL query language. To give an understanding of the structure and workings of database systems. To provide some insight into recent developments in database systems.
Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding: Ability to use SQL and an understanding of embedded SQL. Understanding of the ANSI/SPARC and relational models of database systems. Intellectual Skills: Basic knowledge of the mathematics underlying relational database systems. Ability to design database systems. Professional Skills: The use of SQL for database specification and manipulation. Database administration, including integrity and security control. Transferable Skills: Understanding of the application of database systems.
Offering School: Computer Science
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