CIS2002 Database Design and Implementation
|Semester 1, 2013 External Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School or Department :||School of Information Systems|
|Version produced :||21 July 2014|
Examiner: Srecko Howard
Moderator: Mark Toleman
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
The database is an integral and essential component of the overwhelming majority of information systems. The efficient daily operations of the organization, its business intelligence and long-term sustainability are all significantly dependant upon well designed and efficient databases.
It is imperative that those who wish to become information systems practitioners have a sound understanding of the design, implementation and management of databases, as well as the optimised retrieval and manipulation of the data in the database. Information systems students and practitioners should therefore build sound data modelling, normalisation and relevant communication skills and should be able to apply these skills to the design of a wide range of databases, in particular commercial databases. Building upon these design skills, students should also develop sound DDL (Data Definition Language) and DML (Data Manipulation Language)skills using the language of the database, SQL (Structured Query Language). It is also highly advantageous for students to gain hands-on experience with enterprise level DBMS software such as Oracle as this provides them with greater insight into the theoretical and methodological aspects of the course and allows them to build industry relevant skills.
This course focuses on the design and implementation of relational databases and includes extensive exposure to Oracle SQL. Practical methodologies for data analysis, data modelling and database design are examined, coupled with study of the relational database model. The course builds applied skills in data modelling, normalisation, database design and the creation and management of database objects using Oracle SQL. The course operates within a framework that focuses on developing business problem-solving and communication skills, and extensive use is made of business case studies of limited scope.
This course and CIS3010 together provide students with extensive hands-on exposure to the Oracle DBMS and cover a significant proportion of the syllabus for the OCP (Oracle Certified Professional) designation. Upon completion of both courses, highly motivated students should be in a position to attempt two of the three papers leading towards the OCP and, depending upon the options chosen, become candidates for the designations of OCA (Oracle Certified Associate) and Oracle Database SQL Expert. In terms of our long-standing membership in the Oracle Academic Initiative, on-campus students are exposed to materials and exercises taken from official Oracle training courses and selected assessments are based upon these presentations.
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- describe, use and apply data analysis and modelling techniques, including ER diagramming and normalisation, and derive a relational database design
- demonstrate an ability to analyse and justify database designs, with clear verbal and written statements of any assumptions about the data
- demonstrate an understanding of selected core topics in database theory
- construct, understand and evaluate a wide variety of ORACLE SQL DML (Data Manipulation Language) and DDL (Data Definition Language) statements.
Database implementation and management using Oracle
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=01&subject1=CIS2002)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
Casteel, J 2010, Oracle 11g: SQL, Course Technology/Cengage, Boston, Massachusetts.
Connolly, T & Begg, C 2010, Database systems: a practical approach to design, implementation, and management, 5th edn, Addison-Wesley, Boston, Massachusetts.
Finkelstein, C 1992, Information engineering: strategic systems development, Addison-Wesley, Sydney, New South Wales.
Hoffer, J, Ramesh, V & Topi, H 2010, Modern database management, 10th edn, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
Student workload requirements
|Private Study and Assignments||119.00|
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ONLINE TEST||100||5||15 Mar 2013|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||100||10||26 Apr 2013||(see note 1)|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||100||25||31 May 2013||(see note 2)|
|EXAMINATION PART A||20||12||End S1||(see note 3)|
|EXAMINATION PART B||80||48||End S1|
- data modelling and SQL
- data modelling, normalisation and SQL
- The examination is scheduled to be held in the end-of-semester examination period. Students will be advised of the official examination date after the timetable has been finalised. The total working time for Exam (Parts A and B) is 2 hours.
Important assessment information
If you are an international student in Australia, you are advised to attend all classes at your campus. For all other students, there are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without prior approval of the examiner, then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
This is a closed examination. Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the examination.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Assignments: (i) The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the examiner. (ii) Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be produced within 24 hours if required by the examiner. (iii) In accordance with university policy, the examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances. (iv) The examiner will normally only accept assessments that have been written, typed or printed on paper-based media. (v) Students who do not have regular access to postal services or who are otherwise disadvantaged by these regulations may be given special consideration. They should contact the examiner to negotiate such special arrangements. (vi) In the event that a due date for an assignment falls on a local public holiday in their area, such as a show holiday, the due date for the assignment will be the next day. Students are to note on the assignment cover the date of the public holiday for the examiner's convenience.
Course weightings: Course weightings of topics should not be interpreted as applying to the number of marks allocated to questions testing those topics in an examination paper.
Referencing in assignments: Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.
Make-up work: Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IM (Incomplete - Make up). An IM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non-directed personal study.
Deferred work: Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded: IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination); IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).
Appeals: Any appeal against the award of a grade in the course will be conducted in accordance with university regulations. These regulations are published in the university handbook.
Computer, e-mail and Internet access: Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
Some study materials and important information about the course will be made available via the online discussion group. Students are therefore expected to access the discussion group regularly and read all postings.