Module/Course Description

Course Title: Databases

Course Code: UU-COM-4008

Programme: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science - MW - BL

Credits: 3.00

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• make students aware of the various database models (emphasis on post-relational models) and database systems
• provide students with deep knowledge for developing database applications and fundamental knowledge for developing web-based database applications
• cover in detail all aspects of the SQL language (including security, authorization, optimization, embedded SQL)
• thoroughly discuss the object-oriented database model, standards and languages and compare this model with the relational model
• discuss Data Warehousing, OLAP, Data Mining, Web Technology and XML
• introduce state-of-the art research in the area of databases.

Learning Outcomes:

1. critically compare and evaluate database models and database systems
2. design and develop database applications using commercially available database systems
3. enhance and fine-tune database applications with regards to security, authorization and optimization
4. develop web-based database applications at an intermediate level
5. critically assess post-relational database models and especially the objectrelational database model, standards and languages
6. develop advanced queries using the SQL language
7. research in state-of-the art areas in databases systems.

Prerequisites: UU-ACG-1000, UU-MKT-2000, UU-MAN-2010, UU-BBA-2000, UU-ENG-1000, UU-ENG-1001, UU-ENG-1005, UU-COM-1000, UU-MTH-1000, UU-MTH-1005, UU-MTH-2000, UU-MTH-3000, UU-COM-1100, UU-COM-2000, UU-COM-2001, UU-COM-2002, UU-COM-2003, UU-COM-3000, UU-COM-3003, UU-BA-IND100, UU-FNT-103, UU-BBA-2010-BCS

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