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CS3101   Databases

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module introduces data models and modeling techniques, relational design and normalisation. It also examines a range of issues in database implementation, including indexing, query processing, transactions and recovery.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CS2002 and ( pass CS2101 or pass CS2001 )

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 11 weeks) and fortnightly tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 122

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing Coursework = 40%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: TBC Module coordinator(s): Honours Coordinator - Computer Science (hons-coord-cs@st-andrews.ac.uk)