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FIT9003 - Database systems design

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Rob Meredith


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts necessary for the analysis, design, use and implementation of business information systems using relational database management systems. The main topics covered include requirements elicitation, systems analysis and design informed by a lifecycle based methodology, motivation for the database approach to managing information, conceptual modelling, coverage of logical process and data models (hierarchical, network and relational data models), and the use of SQL and other facilities provided by database management systems.


To develop student knowledge of the techniques for functional analysis of a business problem, requirements specification of a database application system, and planning, designing, implementing and manipulating a database within a methodological framework.


Practical Assignments: 30%; Examination: 70%. Students must pass in both forms of assesment in order to pass the subject.

Contact hours

4 hours per week


CSE9002, BUS3112, BUS4112, IMS9001, IMS9003, GCO9804, BUS9003, CSE4430, BUS5071