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FIT3107 Advanced programming for database applications - Semester 2, 2012

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.

Mode of Delivery

Clayton (Day)

Contact Hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratory/wk

Workload

Workload commitments per week are:

  • two-hour lecture and
  • two-hour laboratory
  • a minimum of 8 hours of personal study including programming practice and practical work.

Unit Relationships

Prohibitions

BUS3010

Prerequisites

One of FIT1004, FIT2010, BUS3112, CSE2316, CSE3316, CPE2005, CSE2132, GCO2815 or IMS1907

Chief Examiner

Campus Lecturer

Clayton

David Taniar

Consultation hours: Wednesday 1pm - 2pm

Kefeng Xuan

Consultation hours: Thursday 3pm - 4pm

Tutors

Clayton

Kefeng Xuan

Academic Overview

Outcomes

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 software system;
  • apply professional form design processes and techniques to tailored database applications;
  • 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
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

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
  • Test results and feedback
  • 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

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:

  • Oracle Developer Suite (Form Builder)
  • Oracle SQL*Plus

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.

Unit Schedule

Week Activities Assessment
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/
academic/education/assessment/
assessment-in-coursework-policy.html

*Unit Schedule details will be maintained and communicated to you via your MUSO (Blackboard or Moodle) learning system.

Assessment Requirements

Assessment Policy

Faculty Policy - Unit Assessment Hurdles (http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/staff/edgov/policies/assessment-examinations/unit-assessment-hurdles.html)

Academic Integrity - Please see the Demystifying Citing and Referencing tutorial at http://lib.monash.edu/tutorials/citing/

Assessment Tasks

Participation

  • Assessment task 1
    Title:
    Assignment - Oracle Form Builder
    Description:
    This is a group assignment. Students will develop a complete form application using Oracle Developer Suite.
    Weighting:
    30%
    Criteria for assessment:

    1. Completeness of each sub-system. 
    2. Correctness of each sub-system.
    3. Quality of testing results. 
    4. Technical requirements of the system met, as specified in the assignment specification.

    All group members will receive the same marks. 

    If there are issues/concerns about individual contributions within a group, a peer evaluation form will be used.

    Due date:
    Week 11, Thursday, 11 October 2012, 6pm
  • Assessment task 2
    Title:
    Practical Assessment
    Description:
    This is a class test that will include questions on SQL, PL/SQL, Data Block Forms and Custom Forms.
    Weighting:
    10%
    Criteria for assessment:

    Correct answers to questions, demonstrates understanding of the learning material.

    Due date:
    Week 9, Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 2pm

Examinations

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

Assignment submission

It is a University requirement (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/conduct/plagiarism-procedures.html) for students to submit an assignment coversheet for each assessment item. Faculty Assignment coversheets can be found at http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/. Please check with your Lecturer on the submission method for your assignment coversheet (e.g. attach a file to the online assignment submission, hand-in a hard copy, or use an online quiz).

Online submission

If Electronic Submission has been approved for your unit, please submit your work via the VLE site for this unit, which you can access via links in the my.monash portal.

Extensions and penalties

Returning assignments

Other Information

Policies

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