ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Duration: One session
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Awarded by: Charles Sturt University
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

Introduction to Database Systems provides instruction in fundamental database theory and application, with attention given to the importance of database management systems for business organisations.

This unit will use Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) to appropriately analyse and model business database requirements, apply normalisation theory and techniques to database design and to implement and query a database using Structured Query Language (SQL).

Covering both practical and theoretical knowledge in database systems and their place within the implementation of computer based applications, this unit is offered for online study by Charles Sturt University.

Eligibility

Not available to students who have already completed ITC423 Database Systems or ITC556 Database Systems.

Areas of study

In this IT unit, the topics you will cover include:

  • Definition of a database, database management systems and their importance to business organisations
  • The importance and use of data models to design databases to meet business requirements
  • Identifying and documenting business rules
  • The relational database model
  • The conceptual design of databases using Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD)
  • The use of database normalisation techniques to complete database design
  • The implementation of a database design using Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • The querying of databases using SQL

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Learning outcomes

As databases are used in a variety of professional fields, understanding database management systems is an important competency in administrative and management positions across a range of professional pathways. Key career fields that rely on large-volume database management include research initiatives, health and education services, government agencies and commercial enterprises.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems (8 points) from Charles Sturt University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.

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Financial assistance

All CSU units are full-fee paying. Students will be required to pay their tuition fees upfront, and will receive advice about payment options upon acceptance into the unit.

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