CSC-30002 - Advanced Databases and Applications
Coordinator: Thomas Neligwa Room: CR006 Tel: +44 1782 7 33476
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective





CSC-20002 Database Systems, CSC-20021 Web Technologies or equivalent.

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Description for 2023/24

This module provides an advanced understanding of database techniques and current issues that are associated with database deployment.

To provide an advanced understanding of database techniques and current issues associated with database deployment.

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate a detailed and coherent knowledge of distributed database concepts, applications and architectures including issues of interoperability between heterogeneous data systems and distributed legacy information systems: 1,2
critically evaluate the core features of advanced database models and technologies: 1,2
discuss the key data warehousing concepts, architecture, analytical processing techniques and data mining: 1,2
critically appraise the main research topics at the forefront of database systems and their applications: 1,2
deploy established techniques systematically for schema homogenisation, data integration, query optimisation, and transaction control in distributed retrieval and transaction processing: 1,2

Study hours

20 hours lectures
128 hours independent study/coursework
2 hour examination

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 40%
An essay of approximately 2500 words
One essay of approximately 2500 words, on a subject selected from a set of research topics.

2: Open Book Examination weighted 60%
Online open-book exam
The exam will cover all topics addressed in the lectures. This exam will have short-answer questions focusing on theoretical as well as problem-solving skills learned in the module. The exam will have three questions and candidates are asked to attempt all three questions. The paper will be released on the KLE as a Word document on the morning of the Exam and should be completed within 24 hours. Students should answer each question using Word, clearly labelling each question as they provide their answers. Answers should be as accurate and concise as possible. Although students have been given a significant amount of time to complete this exam paper, we expect most students to complete the exam in about 2 hours. International students will be asked to notify the School if they need an extension due to different time zones.