Database Management Systems


A postgraduate major in database management systems will provide you with a strong foundation in database management and enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge of the widespread relational database systems used for both operational (OLTP) and decision-support (OLAP) purposes. You will develop the ability to create robust relational database designs by studying conceptual modelling, relational design and normalisation theory. You will learn advanced skills in SQL, as well as XML and related standards such as XMLSchema, xPath, and xQuery. You may engage in areas of study including knowledge discovery and data mining, advanced data models, and statistical natural language processing.

Study plan

To meet requirements for the database management systems major a candidate will complete 18 credit points (cp) from units available within that major. In addition, candidates will complete the unit INFO5990 Professional Practice in IT (6cp).

Graduate opportunities

There are opportunities for graduates with skills in database management systems to work in roles such as database developer, data warehouse expert, or database administrator. Professionals in this field are employed in virtually every industry, with the largest number working in information technology.


Darlington Campus

Specialisation study mode

On-campus day

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