Short Title:Database Systems
Full Title:Developing Database Systems
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:INFO H2020
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Marketing and advertising
Module Delivered in 9 programme(s)
Reviewed By:GLENN MEHTA
Module Author:GARRY O REGAN
Module Description:The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the different types of information systems found in organisations, with particular emphasis on the processes involved in the design and development of database systems for business.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Design and build a small scale business application using DataBase Management (DBMS) software.
LO2 Apply professional design standards to the design of a relational database for a business application.
LO3 Describe and discuss the options for sourcing information systems - the 'build or buy' decision; internal versus external options.
LO4 Describe the full system development lifecycle, from initiation and requirement analysis through to system implementation, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different development models.
LO5 Recognise and describe the different categories of information system found at different levels of an organisation.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation In lab assessment of database design and development skills covered during the first part of the semester. The students designs and develops a database application to a specification provided. 1,2 20.00 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation End of semester assessment of the database skills covered in the second half of the semester - primarily extraction and reporting of data from a database. This assessment may also cover database design aspects, to consolidate student learning from the earlier part of the semester. 1,2 20.00 Week 12
Continuous Assessment Work submitted weekly at each lab is marked, to encourage ongoing student engagement. A reasonable effort is expected for each submission, for marks to be awarded. 1,2 10.00 Every Week
Multiple Choice Questions Online theory quizzes will be used at intervals during the semester to provide formative feedback to the student on his/her learning to date. 2,3,4,5 10.00 Ongoing
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,4,5 40.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Instruction on the theoretical underpinnings of the module 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lab Design and development of database applications 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Reading/Study/Practice of practical skills 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Design and development of datbase applications 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Reading/Study/Practical Skills 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Ralph M. Stair and George Reynolds 2017, Principles of Information Systems, 13th ed. Ed., Course Technology [ISBN: 1305971779]
  • Thomas Connolly and Begg, Carolyn 2014, Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation, and Management, 6th ed. Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780132943260]
  • Michael J. Hernandez 2013, Database design for mere mortals, 3rd ed. Ed., Addison-Wesley Boston [ISBN: 0321884493]
  • Poatsy, Mary Anne 2016, Exploring Microsoft Office Access 2016 Comprehensive, 1st ed. Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 0134479459]
  • Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert 2013, Microsoft Access 2013 step by step, 1st ed. Ed., Redmond, Wash; Microsoft [ISBN: 0735669082]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAMCO_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Advertising & Marketing Communications 3 Mandatory
TA_BADMT_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Digital Marketing Technologies 3 Mandatory
TA_BAMCO_D Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Marketing Communications 3 Mandatory
TA_BMKDM_D Bachelor of Arts in Digital Marketing 3 Mandatory
TA_BAMKT_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 3 Mandatory
TA_BMKTG_B (1 year add on) Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing Management 3 Mandatory
TA_BAMKT_D Bachelor of Business in Marketing 3 Mandatory
TA_BMKTG_D (1 year add on) Bachelor of Business in Marketing 3 Mandatory
TA_BMKTG_C Higher Certificate in Business in Marketing 3 Mandatory