Database Design G (6672.5)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. List, describe, and illustrate the steps in a database system development life cycle;
2. Illustrate the inputs and outputs in that process, with an emphasis on data modelling;
3. Acquire data analysis skills;
4. Develop an appropriate set of data models for relational database implementation and evaluate these data models;
5. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts; and
6. Demonstrate the use of the SQL language in a database server environment.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Abu Barkat Ullah|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Abu Barkat Ullah|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Online||Dr Abu Barkat Ullah|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Abu Barkat Ullah|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Masoud Mohammadian|
Required Textbook: Connolly, T and Begg, C 2015, Database Systems: A practical approach to design, implementation and management,
6th edition, Boston, Pearson Education
The textbook can be borrowed from the UC library (link) or can be purchased at the University of Canberra bookshop School Locker
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Further information will be made available on the unit's Canvas website.
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit, you will need to satisfy the following conditions:
a. You must achieve at least 50% as a combined total of the available marks of the two assignments and online quiz exercise; and
b. You must achieve at least 50% of the available marks in the Take Home Assessment.
Once these conditions have been satisfied, grades will be awarded as per the following
85% - 100%
75% - 84%
65% - 74%
50% - 64%
0% - 49%
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter. Tutors will also be happy to assist in this regard.
1. Students should keep a copy of all assessment items that are submitted.
2. The lecturer reserves the right to question students orally on their submitted work
3. The assessment criterion for answers to theoretical and technical questions is both correctness and appropriate style.
4. The tutors will provide feedback to the students on their assignments. Students are encouraged to seek individual feedback from the tutor/lecturer.
All work quoted from other written sources should be appropriately referenced using the "author-date" (Harvard) style. This style is described in detail (including electronic sources) in the Citation Guide available at:
An estimate of the required student workload for this subject is given below:
|Lectures 12 weeks (2 hours per week)||24 hours|
|Tutorials/Laboratories 12 weeks (1 hour per week)||12 hours|
|Preparation (Lectures/tutorials/labs) 12 weeks (3 hours per week)||36 hours|
|Assignment 1||20 hours|
|Online exercises||13 hours|
|Assignment 2||20 hours|
|Take home assesment||25 hours|
Attendance at classes is not compulsory but you are strongly advised to attend all classes. Students should also be aware that the unit will be examined on material covered in classes, including lectures, tutorials and laboratories and it is the individual student's responsibility to ensure that they are sufficiently familiar with this material. Attendance at classes is one of the best ways of ensuring this familiarity. While the lecture notes and course materials are available on the subject website, these are intended to be broad outlines of the lectures. Do not make the mistake of assuming that the materials perfectly substitute for class attendance.
Required IT skills
There are no specific IT skills required for this unit.
There are no additional costs associated with this unit apart from materials you choose to use in the preparation of assessment items.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made in the class and website of this subject are deemed to be made to all students enrolled in the unit.
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