Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Computer Science A1N,
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits with 15 credits in mathematics and 40 credits in computer science or information systems, including a second course in computer programming, algorithms and data structures and a first course in databases. English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
On completion of the course, the student should be able to use design, techniques and representation methods that are used in modern database management systems for advanced applications.
The course contains a deeper treatment of the database area that comprises
introduction to safety and access control,
mechanisms for data integrity,
an overview of advanced design of database systems with procedural SQL and application interfaces,
functions of active databases with database rules or triggers,
an overview of the functions of object-oriented and object relational databases,
query processing of database queries including relational algebra, relational calculus and query optimisation
the structure and the functions of a data warehouse
handling of non-conventional data within multimedia and spatial databases,
the structure and the functions of distributed database systems,
handling of distributed databases,
the tuning of database parameters, and
an overview of requirements from, and design of, advanced database applications.
Lectures, problem solving sessions, laboratory work and assignments. Also seminars and guest lectures can occur.
Written examination (3 credits) and assignments (2 credits).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.