Databases

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Databases

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    The course objective is to obtain a good knowledge and understanding of relational database systems. This includes the ability to develop conceptual database models, as well as key concepts and skills in relational database model theory. and practice.

    COURSE CONTENT
    The course is concerned with base principles and important aspects of relational databases. Among others, we treat: ER and UML class diagrams (for the design and evaluation of database schemata), the relational model, relational algebra, functional dependencies, integrity constraints, transactions and concurrency control. In the practicum, we put emphasis on the ability to understand and formulate complex SQL queries.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures, exercise/practicum classes, individual homework and practicum tasks.

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Exam

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