This unit is designed for students who wish to extend their programming abilities in developing relatively large database applications. An integrated system of significant size will be developed using the current industry standard software. Topics covered include the principal aspects of database development and applications, advanced queries, customising forms and professional reporting, business graphics, importing and exporting data, internet applications, debugging and error-handling security and system documentation.
2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratory/wk
Workload commitments per week are:
One of FIT1004, FIT2010, BUS3112, CSE2316, CSE3316, CPE2005, CSE2132, GCO2815 or IMS1907
Consultation hours: Wednesday 1pm - 2pm
Consultation hours: Thursday 3pm - 4pm
Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%
|Assessment Task||Value||Due Date|
|Assignment - Oracle Form Builder||30%||Week 11, Thursday, 11 October 2012, 6pm|
|Practical Assessment||10%||Week 9, Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 2pm|
|Examination 1||60%||To be advised|
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Please check with your lecturer before purchasing any Required Resources. Limited copies of prescribed texts are available for you to borrow in the library, and prescribed software is available in student labs.
You will need access to:
Both softwares are available in the labs. Also, both softwares can be downloaded freely through Oracle OTN. Further details about download and installation can be obtained from Moodle.
|0||No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0|
|1||Topic 1 - SQL|
|2||Topic 2 - Data Block Forms|
|3||Topic 2 - Data Block Forms (continued)|
|4||Topic 2 - Data Block Forms (continued)|
|5||Topic 3 - Basic PL/SQL Programming|
|6||Topic 3 - Advanced PL/SQL Programming|
|7||Topic 4 - Custom Forms (Basic)|
|8||Topic 4 - Custom Forms (Multiple Forms)|
|9||Topic 4 - Custom Forms (Tab Forms)||Practical Assessment in Week 9, Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 2pm|
|10||Topic 4 - Custom Forms (Stacked Forms)|
|11||Topic 5 - Integrated Applications||Assignment due Week 11, Thursday, 11 October 2012, 6pm|
|12||Topic 5 - Integrated Applications (continued)|
|SWOT VAC||No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC|
|Examination period||LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
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