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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • create a database system for practical application utilising forms, reports and graphics;
  • understand the principal aspects of setting up a complete database application system;
  • write complex queries using database query language;
  • experience group work in building a complex database application system;
  • produce a database system of professional quality.

Graduate Attributes

Monash prepares its graduates to be:
  1. responsible and effective global citizens who:
    1. engage in an internationalised world
    2. exhibit cross-cultural competence
    3. demonstrate ethical values
  2. critical and creative scholars who:
    1. produce innovative solutions to problems
    2. apply research skills to a range of challenges
    3. communicate perceptively and effectively

    Assessment Summary

    Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

    Assessment Task Value Due Date
    Class Test 10% WED 20-Apr-2011
    Assignment 30% FRI 20-May-2011
    Examination 1 60% To be advised

    Teaching Approach

    Lecture and tutorials or problem classes
    This teaching and learning approach provides facilitated learning, practical exploration and peer learning.

    Feedback

    Our feedback to You

    Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:
    • Informal feedback on progress in labs/tutes
    • Graded assignments with comments
    • Solutions to tutes, labs and assignments

    Your feedback to Us

    Monash is committed to excellence in education and regularly seeks feedback from students, employers and staff. One of the key formal ways students have to provide feedback is through SETU, Student Evaluation of Teacher and Unit. The University's student evaluation policy requires that every unit is evaluated each year. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the surveys. The feedback is anonymous and provides the Faculty with evidence of aspects that students are satisfied and areas for improvement.

    For more information on Monash's educational strategy, and on student evaluations, see:
    http://www.monash.edu.au/about/monash-directions/directions.html
    http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/quality/student-evaluation-policy.html

    Previous Student Evaluations of this unit

    If you wish to view how previous students rated this unit, please go to
    https://emuapps.monash.edu.au/unitevaluations/index.jsp

    Required Resources

    You will need access to:

    • Oracle Developer Suite (Form Builder)
    • Oracle SQLPlus*


    On-campus students may use this software which is installed in the computing labs. Information about computer use for students is available from the ITS Student Resource Guide.

    Unit Schedule

    Week Date* Activities Assessment
    0 21/02/11   No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
    1 28/02/11 Topic 1 - SQL  
    2 07/03/11 Topic 2 - Data Block Forms  
    3 14/03/11 Topic 2 - Data Block Forms  
    4 21/03/11 Topic 2 - Data Block Forms  
    5 28/03/11 Topic 3 - Basic PL/SQL Programming  
    6 04/04/11 Topic 3 - Advanced PL/SQL Programming  
    7 11/04/11 Topic 4 - Custom Form (Basic)  
    8 18/04/11 Topic 4 - Custom Form (Multiple Form) Class Test on WED 20-Apr-2011
    Mid semester break
    9 02/05/11 Topic 4 - Custom Forms (Tab Forms)  
    10 09/05/11 Topic 4 - Custom Forms (Stacked Forms)  
    11 16/05/11 Topic 5 - Integrated Applications Assignment due on FRI 20-May-2011
    12 23/05/11 Topic 5 - Integrated Applications  
      30/05/11 SWOT VAC No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC

    *Please note that these dates may only apply to Australian campuses of Monash University. Off-shore students need to check the dates with their unit leader.

    Assessment Policy

    To pass a unit which includes an examination as part of the assessment a student must obtain:

    • 40% or more in the unit's examination, and
    • 40% or more in the unit's total non-examination assessment, and
    • an overall unit mark of 50% or more.

    If a student does not achieve 40% or more in the unit examination or the unit non-examination total assessment, and the total mark for the unit is greater than 50% then a mark of no greater than 49-N will be recorded for the unit

    Assessment Tasks

    Participation

    • Assessment task 1
      Title:
      Class Test
      Description:
      Class Test (Written)
      Weighting:
      10%
      Criteria for assessment:

      SQL, PL/SQL, Data Block Forms, Custom Forms

      Due date:
      WED 20-Apr-2011
    • Assessment task 2
      Title:
      Assignment
      Description:
      Oracle Form Builder
      Weighting:
      30%
      Criteria for assessment:

      1. Completeness of each sub-system.
      2. Correctness of each the sub-system.
      3. Testing results.
      4. Technical requirements of the system specified in the assignment specification.

      Due date:
      FRI 20-May-2011

    Examinations

    • Examination 1
      Weighting:
      60%
      Length:
      3 hours
      Type (open/closed book):
      Closed book
      Electronic devices allowed in the exam:
      None

    Assignment submission

    Assignment coversheets are available via "Student Forms" on the Faculty website: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/
    You MUST submit a completed coversheet with all assignments, ensuring that the plagiarism declaration section is signed.

    Extensions and penalties

    Returning assignments

    Policies

    Monash has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University's academic standards, and to provide advice on how they might uphold them. You can find Monash's Education Policies at:
    http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/academic/education/index.html

    Key educational policies include:

    Student services

    The University provides many different kinds of support services for you. Contact your tutor if you need advice and see the range of services available at www.monash.edu.au/students The Monash University Library provides a range of services and resources that enable you to save time and be more effective in your learning and research. Go to http://www.lib.monash.edu.au or the library tab in my.monash portal for more information. Students who have a disability or medical condition are welcome to contact the Disability Liaison Unit to discuss academic support services. Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) visit all Victorian campuses on a regular basis

    Oracle Form Development for Database Applications, by Taniar & Lim, Publisher: Rinton Press, USA, ISBN 1-58949-055-X