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Database System Principles

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

This course gives the student insight into the techniques that underpin modern database systems. This includes data structures and algorithms to support efficient data access, query optimization, transaction processing, recovery, security, programming language and web-based interfaces to databases. In addition the course will explore current topics in database research and development as well as advanced applications of database systems.

Application and eligibility

Database System Principles, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 3 September 2018


Lectures end during the week of 5 November 2018

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: To be admitted you must have (or equivalent) 90 ECTS-credits including 60 ECTS-credits in Computing Science or two years of completed studies within a study programme (120 ECTS-credits). In both cases, including at least 7.5 ECTS-credits in  Database Management (e.g. 5DV119) and the course C-programming and Unix (e.g. 5DV088). A Bachelor's degree with a major in Computer Science is considered to be equivalent.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Course is given by
Department of computing science
Contactperson for the course is:
Student Office at computing science