Database Applications

Electronics and Computer Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 10766/2011 - 30/08/2011

3 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 42,0 TP + 4,0 OT

Lecturer
- António Casimiro Teixeira Batista

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Provide the students with skills to interact with Databases Management Systems (DBMS) using standard tools, to design formally correct databases and to produce complex data base applications and commands with MSAccess.

Program
1- Relational Model
2 - Relationships. Instances and schemes. Data dictionary. Keys.
Primary key, foreign key and indices. Integrity and rules.
3 - Functional dependencies and normalization.
4 - Entity-relationship method. Extended E-R. Cardinality and participation constraints.
5 - Applications in MSAccess. Tables, Selection and Forms.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous Assessment (CAss):
Practical assessment(30%), worksheets (20%) and tests(50%).
Exam-based assessment: Written Test (60%); CAss (40%).

Bibliography
- Pereira, J. (1989). Tecnologia de Base de Dados. (Vol. 1). Portugal: FCA - Editora Informática
- Date, C. (2003). An Introduction to Database Systems. (Vol. 1). US: Addison Wesley

Method of interaction
Theoretical-practical and laboratory classes including problem solving and experimental work.

Software used in class
Microsoft Access 2016