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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Science in Computing (Level 7 NFQ)
MODULE NFQ
Level 6
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 10
MODULE TITLE
Data Storage & Database Management
Reference Code: M2.8
STAGE
Year 2
Semester 1 & 2
26 Weeks X 3 Hours per week

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO1
Assess the role of database systems in information management.
LO2
Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the concept of data modelling.
LO3
Apply entity-relationship modelling in designing a database solution.
LO4
Construct tables and views ensuring data integrity and relational integrity.
LO5
Utilise SQL to create, update and query a database.
LO6
Create appropriate efficient database designs and implementations for a range of simple applications.
LO7
Explain the role(s) of a database administrator, data management, backup and recovery.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
1, 2, 5 and 7
Assignments (x2)
30%
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mid-semester Practical Lab Examination
20%
1-7
Final Written Examination
50%

Data Storage and Database Management

Aims & Objectives

This module creates an in-depth understanding of the role of data storage and database systems in information management as well as the fundamentals of relational database architecture, management systems and techniques for database application development.

This module will ensure learners meet the following objectives:

  •  Introduce the use and importance of data storage and database technology in information systems.
  •  Provide the learner with data modelling skills.
  •  Build the practical skills required to define and manipulate data in a relational database.
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