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FIT3107 Advanced programming for database applications - Semester 2, 2015

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)

Workload Requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

See also Unit timetable information

Unit Relationships

Prohibitions

BUS3010

Prerequisites

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

Chief Examiner

Campus Lecturer

Clayton

David Taniar

Aamir Cheema

Tutors

Clayton

Duy Doan

Your feedback to Us

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Academic Overview

Learning 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.

Unit Schedule

Week Activities Assessment
0   No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
1 SQL  
2 Data Block Forms  
3 Data Block Forms (continued)  
4 PL/SQL Programming  
5 PL/SQL Programming (continued)  
6 Custom Forms: Multi-Form Programming  
7 Custom Forms: Multi-Canvas Programming Practical Assessment in Week 7
8 Custom Forms: Tab-Canvas Programming  
9 Menus  
10 Custom Forms: Stacked-Canvas Programming  
11 Integrated Applications Assignment due Week 11, Wednesday, 14-Oct-2015, 5pm
12 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 learning system.

Teaching Approach

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

Assessment Summary

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

Assessment Task Value Due Date
Assignment - Oracle Form Builder 30% Week 11, Wednesday, 14-Oct-2015, 5pm
Practical Assessment 10% Week 7
Examination 1 60% To be advised

Assessment Requirements

Assessment Policy

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. This assessment relates to Learning Outcomes: 1,2, 3, and 4. 
    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, Wednesday, 14-Oct-2015, 5pm
  • 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. This assessment relates to Learning Outcomes: 1 and 2. 
    Weighting:
    10%
    Criteria for assessment:

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

    Due date:
    Week 7

Examinations

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

Learning resources

Monash Library Unit Reading List (if applicable to the unit)
http://readinglists.lib.monash.edu/index.html

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

Extensions and penalties

Returning assignments

Assignment submission

It is a University requirement (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/conduct/student-academic-integrity-managing-plagiarism-collusion-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 electronic submission). Please note that it is your responsibility to retain copies of your assessments.

Online submission

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

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.

Other Information

Policies

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Faculty resources and policies

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Student Charter

Student services

Monash University Library

Disability Liaison Unit

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.