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FIT9012 - Database management systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Shyh Wei Teng, Manzur Murshed


Gippsland Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)


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:

  1. the major objectives of database technology;
  2. the relational model for databases and competing models;
  3. the phases of the database development life cycle and their correspondence to the phases of the system development lifecycle;
  4. the techniques and tools to design and implement a database suitable for an information system;
  5. a database retrieval and manipulation language;
  6. methods to in put place physical structures to permit efficient operation of a database;
  7. the relationship of database technology to data warehousing and data mining;
  8. the role of a database administrator;
At the completion of this unit students will have developed attitudes that enable them to:
  1. Appreciate the privacy issues relating to storage of data in a database.
  2. Practice ethical behaviour when developing, implementing and using a database.


Assignments: 40%
Examination: 60%


FIT1004, GCO2815, GCO3851, BUS2112, CFR2132, CFR3203, COT2132, COT2138, IMS2112, IMS9003. (translation set GCO9804).

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