Applied Database Management


To utilise Relational Algebra to develop efficient Database Query Language code.

To provide practical experience of designing relational databases.

To provide the skills to manage and maintain a database system using commercial Database Management Systems such as Microsoft SQL Server.

To introduce the skills required to maintain data integrity and durability across database systems.


Introduction to Relational Algebra and Database Management Systems (2 Lectures, 2 Practicals)

Introduction to Design and Implementation of Relational Databases (3 Lectures, 3 Practicals)

Database Administration Concepts (4 Lectures, 4 Practicals)

Introduction to Inter-database connectivity and data warehousing (2 Lectures, 1 Practical)

Recommended Texts

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Learning Outcomes

(LO1) At the end of the module the student should be able to: design and structure an efficient scalable database system.

(LO2) Implement and configure a database system.

(LO3) Maintain a secure and durable database.

(LO4) Describe, illustrate and explain the concept of linked databases and data migration techniques.

(S1) Learning Skills: Demonstrate typical database system design tasks.

(S2) Employability Skills: Demonstrate the ability to develop sensible plans for disaster recovery and business continuity.

Learning Strategy

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Laboratory Work
Attendance Recorded: Yes