IMT2261 - Information Structures and Database Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 5 hours E

Course content

-Basic concepts of database and database management systems.
-Conceptual data modeling with Entity Relationship Diagram.
-Introduction to relational model, constraints and relational algebra.
-Logical database design and normalization.
-SQL for defining, manipulating and querying database.
-Database security and authorization.
-Introduction to transaction processing and concurrency control.
-XML data and XML Schema.
-Transformation of XML data by XSLT.

Learning outcome

After completing the course successfully, the student will be able to:
-Recognize the features of database and database management systems.
-Create conceptual model for a specific application.
-Explain the characteristics and constraints of relational model.
-Understand and express queries in SQL.
-Describe structuring and management of semi-structured data in XML.

After completing the course successfully, the student acquires the skills to:
-Create and assess conceptual and associated logical data model for a specific application.
-Construct a specific relational database solution based on conceptual and logical models.
-Use SQL for defining, manipulating and querying database.
-Apply XML technologies for semi-structured data and transform data between different formats.

Learning methods and activities

-Laboratory work
-Mandatory assignments.

Compulsory Requirements:
-5 of 6 mandatory assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • 5 Coursework requirements

Further on evaluation

Supplementary information about continuation:
Deferred written exam in August.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Geographic Information Systems (ÅRGIS)
Geomatics (BGEO)
Web Development (BWU)

Course materials

Elmasri, R. and Navathe, S. (2015): Fundamentals of database systems, seventh edition, Pearson Education.

Goldberg, K.H. (2009): XML, second edition, Peachpit Press, Canada.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEO1261 10.0
IMT2571 9.0


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E 2018-12-12
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.