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Bachelor's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: DIT621
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 2 November 2020 - 17 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course covers the basic principles of database systems as seen by users, application programmers and database administrators. A laboratory assignment develops these topics as a running example throughout the course. These include programming in SQL, as seen by a user querying or modifying an existing database, by a database designer, and by an application programmer invoking SQL from a host language. Course contents include:

  • entity-relationship modeling 
  • functional dependencies and normalisation
  • database querying and manipulation through SQL 
  • interfacing to a database from a host language (such as Java/JDBC) 
  • overview of XML and other non-SQL models 

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: To be eligible for the course the student should have successfully completed university level courses of at least 45 credits, including:

  • at least 15 credits in programming, e.g., DIT440, DIT012, DIT953, or equivalent,
  • at least 7.5 credits in mathematics or mathematic reasoning, e.g., DIT980, DIT855, or equivalent,
  • concepts in logic, sets, functions and relations that could be acquired with, e.g., DIT980, DIT851, or equivalent.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 17 875 SEK
First payment: 17 875 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

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