BN204 - Database Technologies
Credit Points: 15
Workload: 48 contact hours
Campus: Melbourne, Sydney
Aims & Objectives
This is a first trimester core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet). This unit addresses the BNet course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ knowledge and skills in database technologies. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-networking. This unit is part of the AQF Level 7 (BNet) course.
This unit introduces students to the advantages and functionality of Database Management Systems. The unit presents various models of database management systems and data modelling techniques, and discusses general features and capabilities of databases, using an actual system for a practical application. Students will develop skills at using databases and data retrieval techniques using SQL (Structured Query Language).
This unit will cover the following topics:
- Database: Introduction
- Data Modelling
- Information Systems
- Relational Model
- Distributed Databases
- Transaction Processing
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Describe issues related to the integrity and security of database (DB) systems.
- Make an informed and critical assessment of database management systems (DBMS).
- Develop data models and implement DB systems.
- Analyse business decisions related to DB information systems.
- Demonstrate skills in building a database application using a commercially available database management system development tool.
Lecture: 2 hours
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours
Face to Face
Learning Outcomes Assessed
|Laboratory participation & submission||a-e*||10%|
|Final Examination (2 hours)||a-e*||45%|
*refer to learning outcomes above.
- P. J. Pratt and M. Z. Last, Concepts of database management, 8th ed. Thomson Course Technology, 2015
- K. Gordon, Principles of Data Management: Facilitating information sharing, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT; 2nd ed., 2013
- Hendrikus and J.A. Van Kuijk, Five Pillars of Knowledge, Information and Data Management, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011
- P. J. Pratt and M. Z. Last, A Guide to SQL, 9th ed., Boston: Cengage Learning, 2014
MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:
|Ability to communicate||Independent and Lifelong Learning||Ethics||Analytical and Problem Solving||Cultural and Global Awareness||Teamwork Cooperation, Participation and Leadership||Specialist knowledge of a field of study|
|The standard is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations|
|The standard is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations|
|The standard is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations|
|The standard is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by activities such as lectures or tutorials|
|The standard is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard|