Database Management (ISTN32F) – 8 credits

This module is part of the first IS major.  This module runs after ISTN32A.

Offered at:  Westville (second semester), Pietermaritzburg (second semester)

Prerequisite Requirement:  ISTN211 and ISTN212

Aim:  To enable students to design and manage databases in a business context.

Content:  Topics include Database Design, Transaction Management and Concurrency Control, Distributed Database Management Systems, Data Warehouses, Databases and the Internet, and Database Administration.

Practicals:  Computer-based exercises on the above topics.

Assessment:  1.5 h exam (60%), tests/assignments (40%).  Students must obtain at least 40% for the examination.

Duly Performed Requirement:  Students must obtain a class record mark of at least 40%.

For further information, please refer to the College of Law and Management Studies handbook.

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