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FIT5132

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Malaysia Second semester 2014 (Evening)

Synopsis

This unit will introduce the concept of data management in an organisation through relational database technology. Theoretical foundation of relational model, analysis and design, implementation of relational database using SQL will be covered.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • explain the motivations behind the development of database management systems;
  • describe the underlying theoretical basis of the relational database model and apply the theories into practice;
  • evaluate several design options and construct a database design;
  • develop a database based on a sound database design;
  • construct queries that meet user requirements;
  • contrast the differences between non-relational database models and the relational database model.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:

  • Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and lab sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

Prohibitions

FIT9003, FIT9019