School Of Computing, Engineering And Mathematics

Database Design and DevelopmentWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300104.4


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Basic programming skills, including variable declaration, variable assignment, selection statement and loop structure.

Equivalent Units
700011 - Database Design and Development (WSTC)

Incompatible Units
200129 - Database Management System for Business Information Systems.

About this Unit
The main purpose of this unit is to provide students with an opportunity to gain a basic knowledge of database design and development including data modeling methods, techniques for database design using a set of business rules that are derived from a case study and finally implementation of the database using a commercial relational database management system. The unit also examines a number of important database concepts such as database administration, concurrency, backup and recovery and security. At the same time student learning and intercommunication skills are enhanced by running tutorial presentations and group assignments.

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