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Introduction to Database Design and Management - ISYS114

This unit introduces students to the principles and concepts of data storage, management and modelling, including the role of data and information in organisations. The unit will cover conceptual modelling techniques, converting conceptual data models into relational data models and verifying its structural characteristics with nomalisation techniques, and implementing and utlising a relational database using a database-management system. Fundamental data modelling tools, techniques and query languages such as Structured Query Language (SQL) will be used. Ethical and green approaches to the collection, backup, use and storage of data and the construction of systems are emphasised. An introduction to the concepts and issues relating to data warehousing, governance, administration, security and privacy and alternative database structures such as distributed and object oriented databases will be provided. The unit concentrates upon building a firm foundation in information representation, organisation and storage with particular emphasis upon the application of database systems.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

Staff Contact(s): Computing staff



NCCW(s): COMP114, COMP124, COMP154, ISYS154
Unit Designation(s):



Information Technology


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Computing

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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