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FIT5059 - Advanced programming for database applications

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader(s): Associate Professor David Taniar


Caulfield First semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


This unit is designed for students who wish to extend their programming abilities in developing relatively large database applications. An integrated system of significant size will be developed using the current industry standard software. Topics covered include the principal aspects of database development and applications, advanced queries, customising forms and professional reporting, business graphics, importing and exporting data, internet applications, debugging and error-handling security and system documentation, as well as theory and practice of concurrency, recovery protocols and transaction management


At the completion of this unit students will be able:

  1. to create a database system for practical application utilizing forms, reports and graphics;
  2. to understand the principal aspects of setting up a complete database application system;
  3. to write complex queries using database query language;
  4. to experience group work in building a complex database application system;
  5. to produce a database system of professional quality.


Examination (3hours): 60%; Assignment: 30%; Class Test: 10%

Contact hours

3 hrs/week


FIT9003 or FIT9019 or equivalent.
For MAIT students, FIT9017, FIT9018, FIT9019, FIT9030, FIT9020 and FIT4037.
Required Knowledge: knowledge of relational database principles, including SQL


FIT3107, BUS5410, BUS4410, BUS3010

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

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