Course detail

Database Systems

FAST-XU052Acad. year: 2018/2019

Database technology, terminology, data models, relational concept, relational algebra and calculus.
Conceptual modeling, E-R diagrams, normal forms of the design. Data consistency and integrity.
Non-procedural language SQL and QBE, commands for creating and maintaining data structures, data manipulation and retrieval of information.
Basic algorithms of database engines.
Classification of database systems, network architectures, interface ODBC
Hosting language T-SQL, database cursor, stored procedures, functions and triggers.
Data analysis, information systems design, introduction to process analysis.
Example of information system in the three-layer technology and ISAM type system.


Institute of Computer Aided Engineering and Computer Science (AIU)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge for design and implementation of simple database application


Basic knowledge and using of operation system especially of filesystem.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Basic concepts, data base management systems, starting principles, database systems classification.
2. Data models, relation as the set and its representation in memory.
3. Relational algebra and calculus.
4. Conceptual modeling, database normalization, E-R diagrams and their transformation into the system data base.
5. Modeling of relationships between entities, primary and foreign keys, associative entities.
6. Data integrity and consistency, referential integrity, methods of enforcement.
7. Basic internal algorithms of databases, indexing, B-trees, hashing, levels of data locking.
8. The language SQL, commands of subsets DDL and DML.
9. Construction of the complex command SELECT.
10. Views, functions, stored procedures and triggers, hosting language T-SQL. Database cursor. Transaction processing and access control.
11. Modern database systems Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL, ISAM systems, network architecture, ODBC interface.
12.-13. Data analysis and implementation of the information system in three tiers architecture.


Basic principles of database technology explained on chosen database management system. Design and implementation of a simple database application.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-MI Master's

    branch X , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer