CE 223 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Database Systems
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CE 223
Spring
3
2
4
7

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to give basic knowledge of database systems to a student who intends to be a computer or software engineer. It provides a comprehensive introduction to relational data model and entityrelationship data model as a design tool. Functional and multivalued dependencies in the context of normalization process are described in detail for designing relational database schema. SQL database language and system aspects of SQL such as transaction management, indexing, constraints, triggers and authorization are studied in detail together with laboratory practices illustrating different ways of database programming.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to identify and define the information that is needed to design a database schema for a database application
  • will be able to create conceptual and physical database designs for a management information system by drawing the E/R diagram and performing the normalization of relations
  • will be able to understand the core terms, concepts, and tools of relational database management systems
  • will be able to query a database using SQL
  • will be able to implement database applications by properly managing concurrent transactions
  • will be able to finetune a database design to improve the performance of applications by the use of beneficial indexes and additional data structures conforming to the characteristics of applications running on them
Course Content Topics related to both database design and database programming are covered.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to Database Systems, Relational Data Model, Semi Structured Data Model J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 1, Ch. 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, Ch. 11.1, 11.2, 11.3)
2 Entity-Relationship Data Model J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6)
3 Introduction to Relational Databases, Functional Dependencies J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
4 Design of Relational Databases, Multivalued Dependencies J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 3.6, 3.7)
5 Functional Dependencies and Multivalued Dependencies Revisited J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7)
6 Introduction to SQL (Part I) J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4.1, 6.4.2)
7 Introduction to SQL (Part II) J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 5.2, 6.4, 6.5)
8 Midterm
9 Constraints and Triggers J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 7)
10 SQL Programming: Embedded SQL, PSM (PL/SQL) J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 9.3, 9.4)
11 SQL Programming: CLI, JDBC, PHP/PEAR J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 9.1, 9.2, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7)
12 Transactions, Views, Indexes J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 6.6, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5)
13 SQL Authorization J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 10.1)
14 Logical Query Languages (Datalog) and SQL Recursion J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 5.3, 5.4, 10.2)
15 Warehousing, Data Cubes, Data Mining J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008 (Ch. 10.6, 10.7)
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Textbook "J. D. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course In Database Systems, 3/e, PrenticeHall, 2008" and course slides (Book’s URL: http://wwwdb.stanford.edu/~ullman/fcdb.html)
Suggested Readings/Materials Reference Book: Silberschatz et. al., Database System Concepts, 4th ed., McGrawHill, 2002.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
7
15
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
5
15
Homework / Assignments
12
0
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
25
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
15
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
5
2
Homework / Assignments
12
2
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
25
Final Exam
1
26
    Total
210

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas on complex engineering problems.

X
2

To be able to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

X
3

To be able to design, implement, verify, validate, document, measure and maintain a complex software system, process, or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the requirements; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose.

X
4

To be able to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analysis and solution of complex problems in software engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies effectively.

X
5

To be able to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex Software Engineering problems.

X
6

To be able to work effectively in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

X
7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to be able to present effectively, to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions.

8

To have knowledge about global and social impact of engineering practices and software applications on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Engineering and Software Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.

10

To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Software Engineering, and to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Software Engineering.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest