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Introduction to Database Management

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2019

About the course

This course covers the concepts and tools necessary to use database systems. This starts with introducing the relational and semi-structured models of data and then delving into the classic relational query languages (tuple calculus and relational algebra), normalization theory and entity-relationship modeling. This is followed by an in-depth coverage of SQL including its use in a server environment. The last part of the course covers semi-structured data models using XML and accessed via XPath/XQuery.

Application and eligibility

Introduction to Database Management, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 21 January 2019


Lectures end during the week of 25 March 2019

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

To be admitted to the course, 60 ECTS credits in Computing Science or two years of completed studies are required, in both cases including the courses (or equivalent):
1) Either CS2: Algorithms and problemsolving (5DV169) or Data Structures and Algorithms (5DV149/5DV150) and
2) CS4: Logic for computer science (5DV163) or 5DV102 Fundations of Logic and Model Theory or Mathematics courses comprising of 22.5 ECTS-credits.
3) 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



Application deadline was 15 October 2018. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

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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Tuition fee, first instalment


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Course is given by
Department of Computing Science
Contact person for the course is:
Student Office at CS