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Databases

Course
Bachelor’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-18616
Tuition
Full education cost: 17 875 SEK
First payment: 17 875 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

The course covers the basic principles of database systems as seen by users, application programmers and database administrators. A laboratory assignment develops these topics as a running example throughout the course. These include programming in SQL, as seen by a user querying or modifying an existing database, by a database designer, and by an application programmer invoking SQL from a host language.

Course contents include:

  • entity-relationship modeling
  • functional dependencies and normalisation
  • database querying and manipulation through SQL
  • interfacing to a database from a host language (such as Java/JDBC)
  • overview of XML and other non-SQL models

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

To be eligible for the course the student should have successfully completed university level courses of at least 45 credits, including: at least 15 credits in programming, e.g., DIT440, DIT012, DIT953, or equivalent, at least 7.5 credits in mathematics or mathematic reasoning, e.g., DIT980, DIT855, or equivalent, concepts in logic, sets, functions and relations that could be acquired with, e.g., DIT980, DIT851, or equivalent.  

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.