Database Concepts

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

Databases are vital to business and internet applications, and knowing how they work is advantageous to any IT professional. In this online unit by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University, you will gain clarity on the principles, use and applications of database systems, including how to design your own.

During this unit, you’ll acquire the skills to model data as relations; define queries in relational algebra; use data-definition language SQL; and use query evaluation mechanisms.

The end of this introductory course will see you implement a simple database application using a range of concepts and mechanisms. Assessment for this unit includes two assignments and a supervised exam.

Eligibility

You are recommended to have completed the following units, or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Programming

Areas of study

In this Database Concepts unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to databases
  • Basic relational modelling
  • Basic entity-relationship modelling
  • Basic SQL programming
  • Relational modelling and design
  • Relational database design
  • Advanced ER modelling
  • Advanced SQL programming
  • Post-relational databases

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies), RMIT University

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?

Employers value graduates with computing skills and the ability to manage high volumes of data. The RMIT Database Concepts unit will equip you for a career dealing with database applications, from design to implementation.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Database Concepts from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable 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 HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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