FIT2094 - Databases - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Information Technology

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Lindsay Smith

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

South Africa

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


One of FIT1040, FIT1045, FIT1048, FIT1051, FIT1053 or equivalent introductory programming unit


FIT1004, FIT3171


This unit will provide an introduction to the concepts of database design and usage and the related issues of data management. Students will develop skills in planning, designing, and implementing a data model using an enterprise-scale relational database system (Oracle). Methods and techniques will also be presented to populate, retrieve, update and implement integrity features on data in the implemented database system.


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

  1. explain the motivations behind the development of database management systems;
  2. describe the underlying theoretical basis of the relational database model and apply the theories into practice;
  3. develop a sound database design;
  4. develop a database based on a sound database design;
  5. construct queries that meet user requirements;
  6. develop a simple web-based interface for a database;
  7. use data modelling and database development tools effectively.


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

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • Two hours lectures
    • Two hours laboratories
  2. Additional requirements (all students):
    • A minimum of 8 hours of personal study time in order to satisfy the reading, tute, prac and assignment expectations.

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