Summer 2020 - CMPT 354 D100

Database Systems I (3)

Class Number: 3669

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 17, 2020
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225, and (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)).

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Logical representations of data records. Data models. Studies of some popular file and database systems. Document retrieval. Other related issues such as database administration, data dictionary and security.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course provides an introduction to Database Management System (DBMS). We focus on the most widely used relational data model. Students will become familiar with the design of database applications and use of databases. We study design tools, database modeling and query languages, including the Structured Query Language (SQL).

Topics

  • Entity-Relationship model
  • Relational data model
  • Relational algebra and calculus
  • Relational algebra and calculus
  • Constraints and triggers
  • Database Applications Development
  • Normalization
  • Introduction to OLAP

Grading

NOTES:

To be discussed the first week of classes. Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

  • Database Management Systems
  • Raghu Ramakrishnan and Johannes Gehrke
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2003

ISBN: 9780072465631

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.