Official course description:
Full info last published 12/01-23

Database Use and Design

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
2011001U
Participants max:
65
Offered to guest students:
yes
Offered to exchange students:
yes
Offered as a single subject:
yes
Price for EU/EEA citizens (Single Subject):
10625 DKK
Programme
Level:
Bachelor
Programme:
BSc in Global Business Informatics
Staff
Course manager
Part-time Lecturer
Course Academic Responsible
Associate Professor, Head of study programme
Course semester
Semester
Forår 2023
Start
30 January 2023
End
25 August 2023
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
ekstern censur
Grade Scale
7-trinsskala
Exam Language
GB
Abstract
In this course, students learn to design and build a database and to make use of databases in business applications.
Description

In the era of the data revolution, data are everywhere and have become a key resource for many organizations. Although the abundance of data creates new possibilities for organizations, harnessing many of these possibilities requires foundational skills in analyzing data structures, designing and building databases of various types, and designing and building programmes that make use of databases. 

This course is designed to help students acquire these foundational skills. While the course will emphasize business informatics skills such as conceptualizing organizational data structures through entity-relationship models, the students will also have the opportunity to expand technical skills acquired in the Introduction to Programming by building database-enabled business applications. The students will also learn about contemporary database design issues such as cybersecurity and architecture of database-enabled cloud-based applications. 

Formal prerequisites

Python programming is a prerequisite.

This course is part of the second semester in the bachelor's degree in Global Business Informatics.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between the relational and non-relational data models for various use cases
  • Describe the architecture and components of a database system
  • Design an ER model and a relational model for a concrete use case
  • Define SQL queries in a concrete use cases
  • Design and build a database-based program
  • Design database architecture using cybersecurity best practices
  • - Identify and evaluate how emerging technologies (e.g., IoT) can be integrated into databases and dataflows to help achieve sustainable development goals
Learning activities

Lectures, videos, quizzes, class exercises on data modeling, coding exercises in SQL and Python, working on an application development project, supervision.

Course literature

The course literature is published in the course page in LearnIT.

Student Activity Budget
Estimated distribution of learning activities for the typical student
  • Preparation for lectures and exercises: 20%
  • Lectures: 15%
  • Exercises: 15%
  • Project work, supervision included: 30%
  • Exam with preparation: 20%
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
D: Submission of written work with following oral, External (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
D2G: Submission for groups with following oral exam supplemented by the submission. Shared responsibility for the report.
Exam submisson description:
Group project report of 5,000-8,000 words in total.
Group submission:
Group
  • 5-6 students per group
Exam duration per student for the oral exam:
20 minutes
Group exam form:
Individual exam : Individual student presentation followed by an individual dialogue. The student is examined while the rest of the group is outside the room.


reexam
Exam type:
D: Submission of written work with following oral, External (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
D2G: Submission for groups with following oral exam supplemented by the submission. Shared responsibility for the report.

Time and date
Ordinary Exam - submission Wed, 17 May 2023, 08:00 - 14:00
Ordinary Exam Wed, 7 Jun 2023, 09:00 - 21:00
Ordinary Exam Thu, 8 Jun 2023, 09:00 - 21:00
Ordinary Exam Fri, 9 Jun 2023, 09:00 - 21:00
Reexam - submission Wed, 26 Jul 2023, 08:00 - 14:00
Reexam Tue, 15 Aug 2023, 09:00 - 18:00