13E113BP1 - Databases 1

Course specification
Course title Databases 1
Acronym 13E113BP1
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Computer Engineering and Informatics
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
Condition None
The goal 1. Introduce students to fundamentals and principles of DBMS. 2. Introduce the database design concepts. 3. Provide students with the ability to design and implement concrete data base and use commercially available DBMS.
The outcome Students are capable to design and implement concrete data base and use commercially available DBMS.
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures Fundamentals and Principles of DBMS. Data Abstraction. Instances and Schemes. Data Independence. Data Models. DDL, DML. Entity-Relationship Model. Relational Data Model. Relational Algebra & Calculus, SQL. Optimization of Relational Queries. Object-Oriented Database Systems. Object-Relational Database Systems.Transaction processing. Validation techniques. Crash recovery. Commercial Systems.
Contents of exercises Laboratory exercises: Design and implementation of concrete data base using commercially available DBMS.
  1. Database System Concepts, A. Silberschatz, H. Korth, S Sudarshan, McGraw Hill International Edition, 2005.
  2. Database Systems:The Complete Book, H. Garcia-Molina, J.D.Ulman, J. Widom, Prentice Hall, 2002.
  3. Transaction management, M.Bojovic, Academic mind, 2003.
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
2 2 1
Methods of teaching 30 hours of lectures + 30 hours of supervised problem classes + 15 hours of supervised laboratory classes, midterm tests and project. Approximately 75 hours of personal study and exercise (3 hours per week during semester, and approximately 30 hours of preparation during exam term).
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 60
Practical lessons 10 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 20
Seminars 10