Module Details

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Title Applied Database Management
Code COMP283
Coordinator Dr S Thomason
Computer Science
S.Thomason@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 7.5

Aims

To utilise Relational Algebra to develop efficient Database Query Language code.

To provide practical experience of designing relational databases.

To provide the skills to manage and maintain a database system using commercial Database Management Systems such as Microsoft SQL Server.

To introduce the skills required to maintain data integrity and durability across database systems.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) At the end of the module the student should be able to: design and structure an efficient scalable database system.

(LO2) Implement and configure a database system.

(LO3) Maintain a secure and durable database.

(LO4) Describe, illustrate and explain the concept of linked databases and data migration techniques.

(S1) Learning Skills: Demonstrate typical database system design tasks.

(S2) Employability Skills: Demonstrate the ability to develop sensible plans for disaster recovery and business continuity.


Syllabus

 

Introduction to Relational Algebra and Database Management Systems (2 Lectures, 2 Practicals)

Introduction to Design and Implementation of Relational Databases (3 Lectures, 3 Practicals)

Database Administration Concepts (4 Lectures, 4 Practicals)

Introduction to Inter-database connectivity and data warehousing (2 Lectures, 1 Practical)


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Laboratory Work
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 10

    10

    20
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 55
TOTAL HOURS 75

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2    35       
Assessment 3 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2    35       
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2    30       

Recommended Texts

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