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Students should download the notes to your own device. The notes are a living artifact and will evolve from semester to semester. It cannot be guaranteed that the notes will be available after the end of a semester.

Important: You will need to perform additional reading and research (outside of class time) on each topic. A number of lab exercises will be given and it is expected that these will be completed. You may need to complete additional research to complete these.

*** Module Introduction & Admin – Notes

Week of/begin
 Lecture Topic
17th Sept
wk1
Introduction class & module overview

Review of Database & Database Management, and their role in Enterprises

Assignment A – Handout

24th Sept
wk2
Database Planning, Design and Modeling

Assignment A – Lottery of research topics

1st Oct
wk3
More Database Modeling

Alternative and NoSQL Databases

8th Oct
wk4
Query Optimization – Part 1
15th Oct
wk5
Query Optimization – Part 2

Assignment B – Handout

22nd Oct
wk6
Database Security

This topic will be covered online using videos and exercises.

No in-class lecture this week

29th Oct
wk7
Bank Holiday

Self-study & work on assignments A & B

5th Nov
wk8
Distributed Databases
12th Nov
wk9
Assignment A – Due 9th November
Assignment A – Student Presentations

Part-time Student Schedule
Full-time Student Schedule

19th Nov
wk10
Assignment A – Student Presentations
26th Nov
wk11
Assignment A – Student Presentations

In-class group discussion based on topics covered in presentations.

We will examine the different topics, discuss theory very reality, marketing vs hype, etc. and place where the different topics fit within enterprises of today and the future.

3rd Dec
wk12
No Class

Assignment B – Due
Assignment marking and feedback.
I will endeavor to have assignment marks and a short feedback comment entered into WebCourses before Christmas.
If you would like to schedule a face-to-face feedback session in early January, email me.

10th Dec
wk13
Study & Revision
No ClassAssignment marking and feedback
17th Dec
wk14
Study & Revision
I will endeavor to have all assignments marked and returned in Webcourses.
You will receive a mark and a short comment on each submitted assignment.