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Database Design and Implementation

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Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N12503

Semester: Spring

Convenor: Thomas Chesney

Credits & Level: 10 credits; Level 2

Pre-requisites: N11101 (Computers in Business).

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: Only available to Part I and Part II Business School students with the required pre-requisite of N11101 Computers in Business. Optional module for Maths and Management (Part I)

Delivery: 11 90-minute lectures and 5 60-minute lab based tutorials

Assessment: One 1-hour multiple choice exam (30%); 3.000 word group project (70%)

Exam Format:25 question multiple choice examination. All questions carry equal marks.

Summary of Content This module examines the process of relational database design and implementation using relevant theory in a series of lectures and teaching hands-on database skills in PC lab sessions. Applications of modern databases will be studied and all students will be required to create a database system, fully documented, to solve a given problem.

Aims To provide the knowledge and practical skills to create a database system using a suitable modern database management system.

Key Words: Database Development; Application of Information Technologies.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making
  • The development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • The ability to analyse facts and circumstances to determine the cause of a problem and identifying and selecting appropriate solutions
  • Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • Numeracy and quantitative skills to manipulate data, evaluate, estimate and model business problems, functions and phenomena
  • People management, to include communications, team building, leadership and motivating others
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Communication and listening including the ability to produce clear, structured business communications in a variety of media
  • An awareness of the interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation and their use in generating business contacts
  • Ability to work collaboratively both internally and with external customers and an awareness of mutual interdependence
  • Self-management and a readiness to accept responsibility and flexibility, to be resilient, self-starting and appropriately assertive, to plan, organise and manage time
  • Ability to work with people from a range of cultures
  • Articulating and effectively explaining information
  • Building and maintaining relationships

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