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FIT1004 - Database

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: David Taniar


Berwick Second semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2007 (Off-campus)
Malaysia First semester 2007 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2007 (Day)
Singapore Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore Summer semester A 2007 (Off-campus)
South Africa Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will provide an introduction to the principles and concepts of database systems their organisation and management. The issues of physical and logical data description are addressed. Various data models,and a query language, are introduced. This will include planning, designing, using and implementing a data model using an enterprise-scale relational database system. 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 will have knowledge and understanding of: the major objectives of database technology; the relational model for databases and competing models; the phases of the database development life cycle and their correspondence to the phases of the system development lifecycle; the techniques and tools to design and implement a database suitable for an information system; a database retrieval and manipulation language; methods to in put place physical structures to permit efficient operation of a database; the relationship of database technology to data warehousing and data mining; the role of a database administrator.


Examination: 60%, Practical Work: 40%

Contact hours

Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratories, workshops, studio sessions - see your campus syllabus


BUS2112, BUS3112, CPE2005, CSE2132, CSE2138, CSE2180, CSE3180, CSC3161, CSE2316, CSE3316, GCO2815, IMS1907, IMS2112, MMS2801