Course Brief

The aim of this course is to introduce more advanced database concepts and provide the necessary knowledge and practical skills of creating and maintaining the database including database objects and data. It also teaches how to protect the database by designing a backup and recovery strategy; diagnose and tune common database performance problems.

  • This course is offered in 90 hours

On completing this course successfully you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the concepts and tools of the database management system.
  2. Demonstrate systematic knowledge of the database architecture.
  3. Design database backup and recovery strategy.
  4. Develop critical awareness of issues relating to database management and practical skills to solve common database administration problems.

Exploring the database architecture; Creating the database; Managing the database instance; Managing database storage structures; Managing transactional processing and locking mechanism; Database security; Monitoring the database and using the advisors; Backup and recovery concepts; Investigating, reporting, and resolving problems.

In lectures students will be introduced to the issues affecting the design, development and management of the database. In the lab sessions students will learn how to create, maintain and protect the database.

Written Exam 

  • BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up)

    The next intake for this offering will be in January 2020. Registration opens on August 1st, 2019 and the registration deadline is December 14th 2019.

    The University of Greenwich's BSc (Hons) Computing top-up degree with its newly developed specialisms in Computing (General), Information Systems or Networking, is structured to provide a final year top-up option to graduates of the:

    Applicants with a similar level qualification may also be eligible for the final year top-up. See our Entry Requirements tab below for more information or email us at 

    Highlights at a glance -

    • Allows for specializations in Information Systems or Networking
    • Can be achieved in one year.
    • Comprises of four modules and one Final Project

    At SBCS we focus on -