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CSC 3110 Database Management Systems II
(a) Description
The course gives students advanced knowledge in the operation of
database management systems. Operational aspects like speed and se- curity
are to be extensively addressed. Internal operations of database management
systems like indexing, query processing and transactions are to be covered.
These are to create a strong basis for future advanced studies/research.
(b) Aims
The aim of the course is to equip students with fundamental knowledge of the
operation of database systems and how they interact with the operating
(c) Teaching and Learning pattern
Teaching and learning will be
in form of lectures and class discus-
(d) Indicative Content
• Enhanced ER modeling
• Tuning (operational) systems to improve performance
• Advanced scripting
• Data validation
• Relational algebra and Relational calculus
• Low level output representation using relational calculus
• Query processing
• Transactions management
• Indexing and hashing
(e) Assessment Method
Assessment will be in terms of tests and assignments (40%) and final
examination (60%)
(f ) Reading List
(i) R. Elmasri, S. B. Navathe: Fundamentals of Database Systems,
4th Edition. Benjamin/Cummings, 2003, ISBN 0-8053-1748-1