units

FIT9132

Faculty of Information Technology

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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

Faculty

Information Technology

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2017 (Evening)
  • First semester 2017 (Online)
  • Second semester 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 (Online)

Malaysia

  • Second semester 2017 (Evening)

Monash Online

  • Teaching Period 3 2017 (Online)
  • Teaching Period 6 2017 (Online)

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:

  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. evaluate several design options and construct a database design;
  4. develop a database based on a sound database design;
  5. construct queries that meet user requirements;
  6. contrast the differences between non-relational database models and the relational database model.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

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.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Prohibitions

FIT9003, FIT9019, FIT5132

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