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CSC3400 Database Systems

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Maths and Computing
Version produced : 21 April 2014

Other requisites

Recommended Pre-requisite: MAT1101 and CSC2401 and CSC2407 and CSC2408

Synopsis

This course covers the fundamental issues of the relational model, relational languages, database design and query processing. It starts with a structured overview of database systems, their history and application. The relational model is then covered in detail. Relational languages such as the relational algebra and calculus are discussed before introducing the SQL language. Then we cover the Entity-Relationship model and discuss how ER diagrams are translated to the relational model. Topics on database design principles in this course further include functional dependencies and normalization. Students will gain a good understanding of database design theory and principles and be able to develop database systems and application programs on a DBMS.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2013 External
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba