Database Technologies

National University of Ireland, Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Database Technologies

  • Host University

    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Computer Science, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Any foundation course on Information Systems

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    The objective of this module is to provide students with an understanding of business and technical issues in the development of database systems. Topics may include: database management systems; data modelling techniques e.g. normalisation, entity-relationship modelling, class diagrams; logical and physical database design; data quality and integrity; data definition; Structured Query Language (SQL); transaction management; distributed databases; data security; emerging issues. In addition to lectures there may also be scheduled laboratory hands-on sessions.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.