Study Programmes 2017-2018
Database (general organisation)
Duration :
30h Th, 25h Pr, 25h Proj.
Number of credits :
Bachelor in engineering5
Bachelor in computer science5
Master in biomedical engineering (120 ECTS)5
Master in data science (120 ECTS)5
Master in data science and engineering (120 ECTS)5
Master in business engineering (120 ECTS)3
Master in bio-informatics and modelling (120 ECTS)6
Master in mathematics (120 ECTS)6
Lecturer :
Pierre Wolper
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
Introduction to databases and to information modelling. Entity-Relationship model. Relational databases and query languages. Dependency theory and relational database schema design. Physical data organisation and implementation of the relational model. Transaction management. Deductive and object-oriented databases, data warehouses, XML.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
The objective of this course is to acquire the knowledge necessary to implement information systems build around a database. At the end of the course, the student will be able to build an application exploiting a database and will have a good knowledge of the properties of database management systems.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Familiarity with programming.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Problems on the lecture material; project involving setting up a database and accessing it through a web interface.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
2nd semester- face-to-face
Recommended or required readings :
Slides available on the course web site
Assessment methods and criteria :
project grade (30%), written exam (no oral exam).
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
More informlation about this course can be found at
Contacts :
Teacher : P. Wolper Tel.: 04 366 93 13 e-mail: Assistants: Samuel Hiard, Remy Vandaele