Summer 2021 - CMPT 354 D100

Database Systems I (3)

Class Number: 3080

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225 and (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)), all with a minimum grade of C-.

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 will introduce students to the basics of database management systems (DBMS), which includes introducing models of data management, particularly the relational data model. Design tools, database modeling, and query languages like SQL will all be covered as part of familiarizing students with databases and their applications. Due to the remote teaching circumstances of SFU, all lectures, office hours, and exams will be conducted online. This class also requires access to a computer which can install and run a DBMS and stable internet access for lectures and tests.

Topics

  • Entity-Relationship modeL
  • Relational data model
  • Relational algebra and calculus
  • Introduction to SQL
  • Constraints and triggers
  • Database Applications Development
  • Normalization
  • Introduction to NoSQL
  • Introduction to OLAP (time permitting)

Grading

NOTES:

To be discussed as part of the first lecture on course expectations

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Fundamentals of Database Systems, 7th Edition
Elmasri and Navathe
Pearson
2016
ISBN: 9780133970777

Database systems the complete book, 2nd edition

  • Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey D.Ullman, Jennifer Widom
  • Prentice Hall
  • 2009

ISBN: 9780131873254

  • Database Systems: An Application-Oriented Approach
  • Michael Kifer, Arthur Berstein, Philip M. Lewis
  • Addison Wesley
  • 2005

ISBN: 9780321268457

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021

Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

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).