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

Overview

Relational databases are pervasive in information technology; designing and building these databases is a challenging yet rewarding occupation. This unit will introduce you to data modelling, relational database theory, and normalisation. These are 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 Structured Query Language (SQL) is covered in sufficient depth to allow you 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, you will design and implement a small database application. The unit aims to give you a solid theoretical foundation while also providing you with an opportunity to apply the theory through the assignment work.

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 - 2021

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
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. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Online Quiz(zes)
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 Anecdotal student feedback + survey feedback

Feedback

Students appreciated the industry relevance of the materials this term.

Recommendation

Where possible, review the content of the unit to include more industry-relevant skills required in the industry. Also, consider removing this textbook and replacing it with internally developed materials; the Kroeke text is highly divergent from the industry.

Feedback from Anecdotal student feedback + survey feedback

Feedback

Style of teaching this term (interactive) was beneficial

Recommendation

Consider replacing the 2-hour lecture format with a workshop format. This is quite easy to do when classes are delivered via Zoom.

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 dependency
  6. Identify database implementation issues.

The aim of this unit is to provide 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.

The 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)
  • Programming/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 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 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
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

DATABASE CONCEPTS

Edition: 9th edn (2019)
Authors: David M. Kroenke, David J. Auer, Scott L. Vandenberg, Robert C. Yoder
Pearson Higher Education
Hoboken Hoboken , New Jersey , USA
ISBN: 9780135188149
Binding: Paperback

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
Elizabeth Tansley Unit Coordinator
e.tansley@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Databases

Chapter

Chapter-1 Getting started

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Structured Query Language (SQL)

Chapter

Chapter-3 Structured Query Language

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Structured Query Language (SQL)

Chapter

Chapter-3 Structured Query Language

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Database application forms and reports

Chapter

Chapter-1 Getting started & supplementary materials

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Entity-Relationship model

Chapter

Chapter-4 Data Modeling and the Entity-Relationship Model

Events and Submissions/Topic


Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Entity-Relationship model

Chapter

Chapter-4 Data Modeling and the Entity-Relationship Model

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Relational model and Normalization

Chapter

Chapter-2 The Relational Model

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Database Design

Chapter

Chapter-5 Database Design

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Database Administration

Chapter

Chapter-6 Database Administration

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Database Administration

Chapter

Chapter-6 Database Administration

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Big Data, Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence Systems

Chapter

Chapter-8 Data Warehouses, Business Intelligence Systems, and Big Data

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 1 - Practical and Written Assessment

Task Description

Assessment 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 that are relevant to the business requirements in the given database

For further information, please refer to the assessment specification and marking guide / criteria available on the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Friday of Week 5 (11:45pm 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

Your assessment solution will be assessed mainly on your SQL statements that solve the business requirements and involve the following:

  • using appropriate clauses such as SELECT, FROM, WHERE, GROUP BY, HAVING and ORDER BY
  • selecting relevant tables and join them

Furthermore, your assessment solution may also be assessed on your use of Design and Wizard features of Microsoft Access to produce the appropriate Form object(s) to input data; and Report object(s) to retrieve the required data relevant to the business requirements.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignment files must be submitted via Moodle. Specific instructions are provided in the assessment task description.

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 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 2 - Practical and Written Assessment

Task Description

Assessment 2 consists of the following types of database related activities:

  • designing databases to satisfy the requirements of the given case studies
  • developing conceptual data model diagrams
  • performing logical design, normalization and physical design
  • implementing the databases

For further information, please refer to the assessment specification and marking guide/criteria available on the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Friday of Week 10 (11:45pm 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

Your assessment solution will be assessed mainly on your ability to:

  • create appropriate Entity Relationship model diagrams using proper symbols
  • develop Relations by mapping ERDs and normalizing them
  • provide column specifications for the developed Relations
  • create tables and make appropriate relationships among them


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignment files must be submitted via Moodle. Specific instructions are provided in the assessment task description.

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


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

3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
ONLINE QUIZ(ZES)

Task Description

The online quiz(zes) will contain questions related to analysing case studies, interpreting the ER diagrams, SQL queries formulation to meet the business requests and short answer questions related to various topics that have been covered in this unit.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

During exam week


Return Date to Students

Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

The online quiz(zes) will test your ability to answer the questions related to the following:

  • developing and or analyzing conceptual data model diagrams
  • performing logical design and normalization
  • writing SQL queries to perform various processing and to retrieve data from the given database
  • database design and administration, Data Warehouses, Big data and Intelligent Systems
  • definitions and key terms used in this unit


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Differentiate database applications, systems, and their role in supporting business processes
  • Demonstrate competency in using Structured Query Language
  • Design models using a specified data modelling approach
  • Create Relational Models
  • Normalise tables using concepts relating to functional dependency
  • Identify database implementation issues.


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

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

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