Database Systems - CO532

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
Canterbury Spring
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5 15 (7.5) DR PJ Rodgers
Medway Spring
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5 15 (7.5) DR Y He


CO321 Introduction to Information Systems





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

22 lectures, 10 classes

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

perform basic data manipulation and information retrieval operations using SQL
The learning outcomes will be achieved by building upon core elements of the programme. The module will extend students’ skills, knowledge and understanding of languages, distributed systems and applications, and design, implementation and evaluation issues that are specific to modern database systems, and are not addressed in other parts of their programme
be familiar with and understand the characteristics, strengths and limitations of current database systems, relational and object-relational data models
undertake self-directed background research in the module topics
synthesise information collected from a variety of sources, including other modules
specify, design, implement and evaluate simple database solutions
discuss database and data management issues with their peers and with non-specialists

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