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Database Systems PG (6681.5)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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The world of databases has changed enormously in the past 20 years. There is a need to understand that today, databases do not live in isolation; that they interact with other databases, have grown enormously in size, and are more (or less) accessible to more people than ever before.

This unit is concerned with framing your experience and, managerial and technical understanding of databases to the world at large. You will be expected to gain the knowledge and skill needed to effectively govern, manage, and use systems of databases. To this end you will explore the many and varied aspects that make up the conglomeration of data that exists today.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Recognise the scope of systems of databases in todays interconnected world;

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the need to govern and manage systems of large databases;

3. Evaluate and recommend the place of governance, stewardship, and ownership in systems of databases;

4. Recommend and implement data acquisition, access, and storage strategies for particular workplaces; and

5.Apply your analysis of selected readings of a particular topic to the larger class of systems of databases issues.

Contact Hours

Up to 39 hours per semester.


Completion of 9 credit points at graduate level.



Assumed Knowledge

6672 Database Design, or equivalent.

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