School of Computer Science

Module 21980 (2013)

Module description - ICY Databases

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Module Title ICY Databases
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-21980
Level 1/C I
Member of Staff John Barnden
Semester Semester 1 - 10 credits

2 hrs lectures/tutorials per week (plus 22 hours of assisted labs)

Contact Hours: 24


The module will explore some of the fundamentals of databases. Topics will include: relational theory, relational algebra, query languages, data design. The necessary mathematical background will be developed alongside its application in databases. Students will be introduced to an existing database system.


On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

1 Use SQL to create, modify and query databases
2 Analyse a real-world scenario and perform a conceptual database design for it
3 Take a conceptual data design model and translate it into the relational model 4 Use an existing database system


Sessional: 1.5hr examination (80%), continuous assessment (20%)

Supplementary (where allowed): 1.5 hour examination (100%)