Database Analysis and Design

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online Database Analysis and Design unit, offered by Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University, gives you the opportunity to develop useful skills in database management. You will gain an advanced, comprehensive understanding of database design, and become familiar with the current trends in database design, according to a mix of academic and practitioner literature.

You will also gain an understanding of the relational data model, and become familiar with the application of database analysis and design principles. Acquire the skills necessary to produce and document a logical data model through critical thinking, design, and conceptual data analysis methods.

Undertaking this unit will also make you aware of some of the common issues and challenges associated with working with large quantities of data, and reinforce the importance of appropriate database design. Upon completion of the unit you will understand the importance of data integrity and the normalisation of data, and will be familiar with the problems and benefits associated with data warehousing.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University
  • Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University
  • Master of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University
  • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University
  • Master of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University
  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University

Areas of study

In this Database Analysis and Design unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Information in the organisation and business rules
  • DBMS terminology and concepts
  • The relational data model
  • Structured query language
  • Entity relational analysis
  • Normalisation of data
  • Data integrity
  • Data warehousing

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems)
  • Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems)
  • Master of Technology (Business Systems)
  • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Project Management
  • Master of Information Technology Project Management
  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Completion of this unit will help you to nurture a range of technical skills, as well as build a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge – invaluable across a number of industries. You will become confident in designing purpose-built databases, as well as gain the skills to address potential problems and their solutions. Particularly relevant to your development of key professional skills is the unit’s focus on critical, creative thinking; transferrable qualities which will position you well in a number of diverse roles.

This unit is suited to any individual who intends to work in database management, but is equally appropriate for students seeking to become involved in designing new data storage and retrieval systems.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Database Analysis and Design from Swinburne University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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