Module Title:   Advanced Database Systems

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-0615D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   SCIM (Dept of Computer Science)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mr M J Ridley

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr Y Peng

Prerequisite(s):   CM-0307M

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To develop an understanding of the theory and practice of advanced database systems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
A combination of lectures/tutorials/lab sessions/directed study. Concepts, principles & theories explored in formal lectures, practised & demonstrated in laboratory classes and practised and discussed in tutorials . Practical skills developed in laboratory sessions. Oral feedback is given during labs & tutorials. Coursework will assess the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module, the examination will assess the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor. Supplementary coursework will involve repairing deficiences in the original submission.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   149.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   3.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of advanced database systems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

show skills in the design, and implementation of database systems using third generation database technologies.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

n/a

  Coursework   25%
 
  Coursework, typically to design and construct an application using a third generation database system.
  Examination - closed book 3.00 75%
 
  Exam

Outline Syllabus:
Critical review of the formal relational data model. Study of subsequent developments in data models. Study of developments in features supported by DBMSs. Development of new database standards. Study of database design for systems with advanced features. Study of implementation issues relating to advanced database systems.

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