Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
Available as a Free Standing Elective
CSC-20002 Database Systems, CSC-20021 Web Technologies or equivalent.
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: 1,2critically evaluate the core features of advanced database models and technologies: 1,2discuss the key data warehousing concepts, architecture, analytical processing techniques and data mining: 1,2critically appraise the main research topics at the forefront of database systems and their applications: 1,2deploy established techniques systematically for schema homogenisation, data integration, query optimisation, and transaction control in distributed retrieval and transaction processing: 1,2
20 hours lectures 128 hours independent study/coursework2 hour examination
1: Essay weighted 40%
Description of Module Assessment
An essay of approximately 2500 wordsOne essay of approximately 2500 words, on a subject selected from a set of research topics.2: Open Book Examination weighted 60%
Online open-book examThe 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.