Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Database Systems

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SET09107
Module leader: Taoxin Peng
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Computer Science

Module code: SET08120, SET07110

Examples of equivalent learning : A database systems course using SQL and A software development course covering object-oriented techniques

Description of module content:

Object-Relational Databases – data modelling techniques, querying, database implementation: practical utilisation of an advanced database management system to implement a non-relational data model.

Data Warehouses – Why are data warehouses needed? Difference between data warehouses and traditional databases, data modelling techniques, implementation issues

Big Data Analytics – What is big data? Differences between big data and other databases, an introduction to big data analytics.

Emerging database techniques.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Critically analyse and evaluate modelling and development methods/techniques in Object-Relational Databases

LO2: Design and implement a non-relational data model.

LO3: Critically compare, analyse and evaluate methods/technologies in developing data warehouses

LO4: Critically compare, analyse and evaluate different technologies in big data analytics

LO5: Critically review a selection of emerging database technologies

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Taoxin Peng
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 4
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 60 1,2,5 12 HOURS= 40, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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