Database Management 1

Course code INFO6001Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Modern enterprises rely on the efficient storage and management of data. An organisation's data provides information that is vital for its day-to-day existence. Corporate data structures can also be formed to serve as a knowledge repository for the organisation. These provide a basis for strategic decisions and enhance competitive advantage.

This course provides the foundational knowledge of database systems and their implementation with elementary programming skills. The course covers both the theoretical content and the practical implementation of database requirements for organisations. It presents the basics of information storage and management, from the conceptual modelling of an organisation's data requirements using the relational model, through to the implementation of these requirements with tools such as SQL and techniques such as normalisation. It also addresses the practical issues of security and concurrency in data transactions. It introduces elementary programming techniques.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusTrimester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course the student should:
1. be familiar with fundamental relational database concepts including entity relationship diagrams, data normalisation and relational operators;
2. have a working knowledge of SQL;
3. understand system implementation issues such as data views, data independence, indexing, security and transaction management
4. be able to apply elementary programming skills.
ContentTopics will generally include:
- 3 Level Architecture
- SQL Basics: DDL, DML
- Conceptual Modelling: E/R
- Normalisation (to BCNF)
- Database Design and Case Studies
- Theory of Relational Database Systems
- Data Integrity
- Introductory computer skills in a contemporary development environment
- Overview of the issues in Transaction Processing within the business environment
- Contemporary issues in Database Systems.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDesktop computer competency as prescribed by the International Computer Driving Licence. (See Australian Computer Society at )
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursComputer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for INFO6001