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FIT2077

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit extends the study from FIT1004 Data management. FIT2077 will introduce more advanced concepts in the areas of database design, SQL, query optimisation and the handling of unstructured data (XML) both externally and within a database. The issue of "Big Data" and the role played by BI technologies and data warehouses will be explored.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • design a database model, from a given scenario, using the Extended Entity Relationship model;
  • demonstrate a fluency with relational algebra commands;
  • create triggers, procedures and functions to enhance the logic stored in a database;
  • analyse SQL query operations to optimise their performance;
  • create XML documents and schemas to represent a given scenario;
  • implement and manipulate XML structure in a database;
  • describe the role played by Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence (BI) with respect to "Big Data".

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

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

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

FIT1004 or CSE2132 or equivalent

Prohibitions

CSE3000, FIT3118, FIT4038

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