Database Management Systems
University of the South Pacific
Area of Study
Taught In English
IS122: Information Systems 2 or CS112: Data Structures and Algorithms
Course Level Recommendations
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Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewDatabase management systems (DBMS) are the foundation of the business operations of the organization. Database management systems must effectively store, access and manipulate data as well as provide data security, data sharing and data integrity.As the database technology advances rapidly, information professionals must not only understand the concepts and principles of database systems but also the associated management issues. This course will introduce students to database management systems, their design, construction and management. This course emphasizes both theories and hands-on experiences.Course Content- File systems and databases;- Relational database model;- Entity- Relationship (E- R) modelling;- Normalization of database tables;- Structured query language;- Database design; and- Transaction managementLearning Outcomes- Explain the fundamental database and relational database management system (RDBMS) concepts.- Write the business rules for the business processes.- Design a relational database.- Implement, manage and utilize a RDBMS for business decision making (using SQL).TextbooksMorris & Coronel, Database Systems Design, Implementation and Management, 9th EditionAssessmentTests: 18%Quizzes: 8%Workbooks: 8%Assignments: 16%Lab: 10%Final Exam: 40%
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