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Introduction to Database Management

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2023

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 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2023 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin


16 January 2023


21 March 2023

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.

Entry requirements


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 17 October 2022. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

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.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Course is given by
Department of Computing Science