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This module introduces systems analysis and database design. Students learn how to identify business requirements and turn these rapidly into database systems. Students will be introduced to the requirements of being a Computing Professional.
The database is central to all information systems. Database success requires good systems analysis. Students are shown how to analyse business requirements and turn these into database systems.
The module introduces the theories behind systems analysis and database design, and gives the student much hands-on experience in these fields. Systems analysis subjects include: requirements analysis; process modelling; devising business options; estimating system costs; and data modelling and normalisation.
Database subjects include: relational database theory; how to build reliable and efficient databases; field types; ensuring data quality; and importing and exporting data.
Students are shown how to use computer-based systems analysis tools and database development tools. Students will study and investigate business scenarios for their coursework throughout the module.
A student passing this module should be able to:
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