CQUniversity Unit Profile
COIT11237 Database Design & Implementation
Database Design & Implementation
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General Information

Overview

Relational databases are pervasive in the current society of information technology; designing and building these databases is a challenging and rewarding occupation. This unit introduces the student to data modelling, relational database theory and normalisation - essential skills for the design and implementation of relational databases. The problems associated with poorly designed and implemented databases are demonstrated. The important database language SQL is covered in sufficient depth to allow the student to appreciate its potential and limitations. Other topics covered in this unit include multi-user database processing and other front-end applications. During the unit, the student will design and implement a small database application. The unit aims to give the student the solid theoretical foundation so essential for working in the field of database design, while also providing an opportunity to apply the theory through the assignment work. **STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN OR WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED COIT12167 DATABASE USE AND DESIGN CANNOT ENROL IN THIS UNIT.**

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite COIT11226 System Analysis Note:- Students who are currently enrolled in or who have previously completed COIT12167 Database Use and Design cannot enrol in this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Examination
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student evaluation feedback, student emails, and forum messages

Feedback

Assessments need to show very clear requirements in order to avoid confusions in students, and frequent enquiries from students.

Recommendation

Careful review and more attention to details will take place in future development of the database files and assessment specification documents before release.

Feedback from Student evaluation feedback, student emails, forum messages and phone calls.

Feedback

Students suggested to have the assessments progressively returned to each of the campuses on different dates, but not held back for release on a same later date. It is because students believed that timely feedback of a previous assessment will help improve the work in a subsequent assessment.

Recommendation

The following solution will be implemented. To enable all students to receive the assessment 1 results and assessment 1 solution early enough to effectively start work on assessment 2 , any students who submits assessment 1 two weeks after the due date will be straight away awarded a ZERO mark as in the unit profile.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Differentiate database applications, systems, and their role in supporting business processes.
  2. Demonstrate competency in using Structured Query Language
  3. Design models using a specified data modelling approach.
  4. Create Relational Models
  5. Normalise tables using concepts relating to functional dependancy.
  6. Identify database implementation issues.

The aim of this unit is to provide the student with an understanding of database theory, technology, the database environment, and the role of database applications in support of enterprise. The focus is the use and design of databases using contemporary technology—relational database technology and SQL. An introduction is provided to database implementation issues and emerging database technology.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Database Repository Design (DBDS)
  • Program ming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Database Administration (DBAD)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Database Concepts 7th edition (2015)

Authors: David M.Kroenke and David J.Auer
Pearson Education
Boston Boston , USA
ISBN: ISBN 10: 1-292-07623-2
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

An ebook version is available directly through Pearson. However, if you prefer a paper copy you can purchase a copy through the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Access
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Jamie Shield Unit Coordinator
j.shield@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Introduction to Databases

Chapter

Chapter-1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Structured Query Language (SQL)

Chapter

Chapter-3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Structured Query Language (SQL)

Chapter

Chapter-3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Database application forms and reports

Chapter

Chapter-1 & supplementary materials

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 03 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Entity-Relationship model

Chapter

Chapter-4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment-1 SQL queries, forms and reports Due: Week 5 Friday (7 Apr 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 10 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Entity-Relationship model

Chapter

Chapter-4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 24 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Relational model and Normalization

Chapter

Chapter-2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 01 May 2017

Module/Topic

Database Design

Chapter

Chapter-5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 08 May 2017

Module/Topic

Database Administration

Chapter

Chapter-6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 15 May 2017

Module/Topic

Database Administration

Chapter

Chapter-6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment-2 Database design and implementation Due: Week 10 Friday (19 May 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 22 May 2017

Module/Topic

Big Data, Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence Systems

Chapter

Chapter-8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 29 May 2017

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 05 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator: Jamie Shield, Cairns, j.shield@cqu.edu.au, 07 4037 4750

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment-1 SQL queries, forms and reports

Task Description

Assignment -1 consists of the following types of database related activities:

  • writing SQL queries to perform various processing and to retrieve data from the given database
  • developing forms and reports relevant to the given database


For further information, please refer to the assignment specification and marking guide / criteria available on the Moodle Website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Friday (7 Apr 2017) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Within 2 weeks from the due date or within 2 weeks of submission (whichever is later).


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria will be included in the assignment specification.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Hard copy submissions are not allowed for this unit.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Differentiate database applications, systems, and their role in supporting business processes.
  • Demonstrate competency in using Structured Query Language


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment-2 Database design and implementation

Task Description

Assignment-2 consists of the following database related activities:

  • designing a database to satisfy the requirements of one or more case studies
  • developing conceptual data model diagram
  • performing logical design and physical design
  • implementing the database

For further information, please refer to the assignment specification and marking guide/criteria available on the Moodle Website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Friday (19 May 2017) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Within 2 weeks from the due date or within 2 weeks of submission (whichever is later).


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria will be included in the assignment specification.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Hard copy submissions are not allowed.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Design models using a specified data modelling approach.
  • Create Relational Models
  • Normalise tables using concepts relating to functional dependancy.
  • Identify database implementation issues.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
120 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
Minimum 50% in the examination and overall 50%.

Details
No calculators permitted
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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