Course Brief

Introduction to database systems (motivation for database systems, storage systems, architecture, facilities, applications).  Database modelling (basic concepts, E-R modelling, Schema derivation). The relational model and algebra, SQL (definitions, manipulations, access centre, embedding). Physical design (estimation of workload and access time, logical I/Os, distribution). Modern database systems (extended relational, object-oriented).  Advanced database systems (active, deductive, parallel, distributed, federated). DB functionality and services (files, structures and access methods, transactions and concurrency control, reliability, query processing).


  • This course is offered in 60 hours
  • Intro to databases
  • Conceptual model
  • Relational model
  • SQL
  • Relational algebra
  • Relational model translations
  • Normalization
  • Transaction management
  • Query optimization
  • Distributed Databases
  • Database security

Lectures, tutorials, lab.

Two coursework submissions.

One three-hour unseen written paper.

  • BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems (UoL)

    This degree prepares you to develop systems that can grow to meet new and changing needs in modern business environments. 

    • This degree is internationally recognized, giving you an advantage in the job market, wherever your career takes you.
    • You can rely on the quality of the content of this degree.
    • You will gain specialist expertise in the development and application of innovative technologies.
    • Our courses are designed to help you develop the analytical, organizational and creative skills sought by employers in the fast-evolving sector.
    • You will receive comprehensive subject guides approved by Goldsmith's academics, as well as access to a wealth of online resources.
    • This programme provides an excellent preparation for a career as a computing or information systems professional.

    In order to obtain the BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Systems, students will pursue:-

    • 8 core full modules
    • 6 electives (half modules)
    • Final Project

    At SBCS we focus on -

    • Producing graduates who are capable of thinking critically, creatively and ethically.
    • Graduates who are team players with the ability to communicate persuasively.

    Highlights at a glance -

    • Final Year (Top-up)
    • Global Recognition
    • Excellent Facilities and Administrative Support
    • Expert Lecturers