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.
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.
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.
The online application opens 17 September 2018 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
15 October 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.