Module Title:Advanced Database Systems
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The course is taught by means of lectures and supervised practicals. The practical work consists of laboratory assignments. All assignments will focus on modern DBMSs. The laboratory exercise topics (installation, configuration, maintenance, applications, etc) are designed to explore the features of each package in depth and to compare packages.
Module Aim: To advance the student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of the design, operation and administration of modern database systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the role and trends of data management within contemporary organizations
LO2 Design, optimize and maintain modern database systems
LO3 Evaluate functions and tools available in modern DBMS software and analyse competing packages
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. Database Concepts
DBMS functions and characteristics, schema, schema objects, data catalog, modelling, classifications, recent developments
2. Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL
Architecture, physical structure, logical structure, interfaces, tools, object oriented features
3. Database Maintenance
Backup and recovery, importing and exporting, log files, security and authorization, database integrity
4. Database Performance
Normalization, indexing, query optimizer, contention, database design, optimizing, monitoring and tuning
5. Database Applications
SQL, ODBC, XML, stored procedures, database connections, database app security
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Practical40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Class Tests; Theory Assignments (e.g. problem sheets, literature surveys, etc) 1,2 30.00 Week 7
Other Class Tests; Theory Assignments (e.g. problem sheets, literature surveys, etc) 2,3 30.00 Week 12
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory assignments 2,3 40.00 Every Second Week
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 7 Mandatory