Core Module Information
Module title: Database Systems

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: SET11101
Module leader: Peter Barclay
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Computer Science


Description of module content:

Database architecture and functionality
Data analysis and entity-relationship modelling
Normalisation (to third normal form)
SQL – theory and practical skills
The role of a Database Administrator (DBA)
Practical exposure to current software tools
Current trends in database technology

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Analyse and implement a relational database schema

LO2: Apply current techniques, languages and tools for database development

LO3: Critically appraise the role of a database and the functions which should be provided by a database management system and the database administrator

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Barclay
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 75
Face To Face Tutorial 1
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 40 1,2 7 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 60 1,2, 3 13 HOURS= 18, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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