UNISA Short Course in Database Design

UNISA Short Course in Database Design

University of South Africa Short Course in Database Design

Short Course in Database Design (70041)Purpose

The goal of this short course is to provide an introduction to conceptual database design. Conceptual databases are designed where basic concepts are introduced and students get the opportunity to apply these concepts.
 Target group

The target group for this course, people without any prior knowledge of databases, or persons who are end users of databases but have never been involved in designing a database, or lastly, persons who may have used tools to build database applications, but who lack the conceptual background on relational databases and knowledge as to how to optimise the design of relational tables for an application.
 Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification. We assume that you have previously passed a computer literacy course or have end-user experience in using computers and the Microsoft Windows environment.

Semester course starts in February and July each year

Language medium

 Registration periods

More information about registrations visit http://cs-cert.unisa.ac.za website
E-mail address: cense@unisa.ac.za
 Tuition method

Distance learning only: The distance teaching model of Unisa will be used in offering this course.
 Kind of assessment

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies.
Formative assessment:
Students are expected to complete a total of two assignments.
Summative assessment:
The theoretical examination can be written at any of the Unisa examination centres.
 Database Design (CSDB1DX)Syllabus/Content Topics

Theoretical and practical database design structured as follows:

  • The database environment
  • Fundamentals of data modelling
  • Relational model
  • Normalisation of database tables
  • Advanced data modelling

Course leader

Prof E MnkandlaSchool of ComputingOffice: GJG 3-31, GJ Gerwel Building, UNISA Science Campus, FloridaE-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za
 Programme administrator(s)

Ms E Havenga
School of Computing
Office 8-039, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 6089
Fax: 012 429 6771
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za