Database Systems - CO532

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Spring
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5 15 (7.5) PROF P Rodgers
Medway Spring
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5 15 (7.5) DR Y He


COMP3230: Databases and the Web or
COMP5230 Fundamentals of Programming and Logic





This module provides an introduction to the theory and practice of database systems. It extends the study of information systems in Stage 1 by focusing on the design, implementation and use of database systems. Topics include database management systems architecture, data modelling and database design, query languages, recent developments and future prospects.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 28
Private study hours: 122
Total study hours: 150

Indicative reading

Reading list
C.J. Date An Introduction to Database Systems, 8th Edition, Addison Wesley, 2004.
T M Connolly & C E Begg, Database systems : a practical approach to design, implementation and management, 6th edition, Addison Wesley, 2015
R Elmasri, M Shamkant & B Navathe, Fundamentals of database systems, 7th edition, 2017
N S Ryan & D J Smith, Database Systems Engineering, Thompson, 1995.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Understand the characteristics, strengths and limitations of current database systems
Undertake self-directed background research in the module topics, synthesise information collected from a variety of sources, including other modules, discuss database and data management issues with their peers and with nonspecialists
Specify, design, implement and evaluate database solutions, perform data manipulation and information retrieval operations.

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