Database Systems PG (6681.5)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Science And Technology
|Academic Program Area - Technology
|Post Graduate Level
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
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 outcomesUpon 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
PrerequisitesCompletion of 9 credit points at graduate level.
Assumed knowledge6672 Database Design, or equivalent.
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Masoud Mohammadian
Connolly, T and Begg, C 2015, Database Systems: A practical approach to design, implementation and management, 6th edition, Boston, Pearson Education.
The text book can be purchased at the University of Canberra bookshop at: https://theschoollocker.com.au/universities/university-of-canberra
Some handout materials will be provided by the lecturer on the Canvas site of this unit too.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items will be submitted online via the Canvas site of this unit. The first page of each assessment item should include the following information:
- Student ID number:
- Assessment Name:
Assessment items must be submitted to the assignment area in the Canvas site of this unit, relating to that piece of assessment. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item, to the right submission section.
Late submissions will only be accepted for a limited period. If more than one late submission is made within that period, only the first late submission will be accepted for marking and may be subject to penalties as detailed in the Assessment Procedures.
Special assessment requirements
The unit convenor reserves the right to question students on any of their submitted work for moderation and academic integrity purposes, which may result in an adjustment to the marks awarded for a specific task.
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
c. You must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the Take Home Assessment.
Once these conditions have been satisfied, grades will be awarded as per the following table:
85% - 100%
75% - 84%
65% - 74%
50% - 64%
0% - 49%
All assignments as well as the Take Home assignment are required to be submitted on the due date and time.
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments, take-home assignment 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 with correct referencing and citations.
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:
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
|Effort (in hours)
|Class attendance (4 hrs x 12 weeks)
|Group assignment (Assignment 2)
|Total hours of effort
While attendance at classes is not compulsory, it is advisable for students to attend as many classes as possible. Students should also be aware that the subject will be assessed based on material covered in classes and it is the individual student's responsibility to ensure that they are sufficiently familiar with this material. While the lecture notes and course materials will be made available, these are intended to be broad outlines of class activities. Do not make the mistake of assuming that these materials are a substitute for class attendance.
Required IT skills
It is generally expected that students will have good knowledge of IT related matters. Students should also possess the ability to use a word processor and use of other relevant software for the production of assignments and take home assessment, and have experience in using online search tools from the Internet and the library to undertake the various assignments required in the Unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made at lecture or posted to the Canvas website of this unit are deemed to have been made to all students. Students will be required to use their University of Canberra student email account for email communication with the Unit Convenor.