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Full info last published 23/11-21

Database Use and Design

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Price (single subject):
10625 DKK
BSc in Global Business Informatics
Course manager
Part-time Lecturer
Course Academic Responsible
Associate Professor, Head of study programme
Course semester
Forår 2022
31 January 2022
27 May 2022
Exam type
ekstern censur
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In this course, students learn to design and build a database and to make use of databases in business applications.

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
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.
Group submission:
  • 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.

Time and date
Ordinary Exam - submission Mon, 30 May 2022, 08:00 - 14:00
Ordinary Exam Mon, 13 Jun 2022, 09:00 - 21:00
Ordinary Exam Tue, 14 Jun 2022, 09:00 - 21:00
Ordinary Exam Wed, 15 Jun 2022, 09:00 - 21:00
Ordinary Exam Thu, 16 Jun 2022, 09:00 - 21:00
Ordinary Exam Fri, 17 Jun 2022, 09:00 - 21:00
Reexam - submission Wed, 27 Jul 2022, 08:00 - 14:00
Reexam Mon, 15 Aug 2022, 09:00 - 21:00
Reexam Tue, 16 Aug 2022, 09:00 - 21:00