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Area/Catalogue
INFS 2011

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
012517

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

To introduce techniques used in web data management and databases, including XML, distributed databases, data warehouses, data mining and other special databases.

Course content

Topics in this course include: Semi-structured/XML data management and retrieval, data organisation, hash, indexes, query optimisation, active databases, and procedures; distributed database design, distributed transaction; NoSQL databases, operations, and data retrieval; data warehouse architecture and components; data warehouse modelling: star and snow flake; analysis: multidimensional Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) and relational OLAP; warehouse design, data uploading, updating and integration.

Textbook(s)

Connolly, Thomas M; Begg, Carolyn E 2015, Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation, and Management: Global Edition, 6th Edition, Pearson Education Limited ISBN:9781292061184 , United Kingdom

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
Students must have completed one of the following courses:
INFT 1020 Database Fundamentals
INFT 1022 UO Database Fundamentals
INFS 1025 Data Driven Web Technologies
INFT 1032 UO Data Driven Web Technologies

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Computer Practical 1 hour x 11 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Online (Online materials and moderated discussion boards) N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment N/A 30% Fortnightly
Assignment 1 1200 words 25% N/A
Assignment 2 1200 words 25% N/A
Quiz N/A 20% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 30% Fortnightly
Assignment 1 1200 words 25% N/A
Assignment 2 1200 words 25% N/A
Quiz N/A 20% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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