TDT4145 - Data Modelling, Databases and Database Management Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 40/100 3 hours D
Project work 30/100
Midterm 30/100 2 hours D

Course content

Basic introduction to data modelling with emphasis on Entitity Relationship modelling. The relational model, relational algebra and SQL. Database construction. Normalization as a design theory for relational databases. Other database models. Storage technologies, file organization and index structures. Query processing. Database management systems (DBMS). Transactions, concurrency and recovery. Data integrity.

Learning outcome

Knowledge of: 1. Database management systems - general characteristics and system structure. 2. Data modeling with an emphasis on entity-relationship models. 3. Relational database model for database systems, database schema and data integrity. 4. Query Languages​​: Relational Algebra and SQL. 5. Design theory for relational databases. 6. System Design and programming using database systems. 7. Data storage, file organization and index structures. 8. Execution of database queries. 9. Transactions, concurrency, and robustness against errors. Skills: 1. Data modeling with entity-relationship model. 2. Realization of relational databases. 3. Database-Oriented Programming: SQL, relational algebra and database programming in Python. 4. Evaluation and improvement of relational database schema based on normalization theory. 5. Analysis and optimization of the performance of database systems. General qualifications: 1. Knowledge of applications of database systems and understanding of the benefits and limitations of such systems. 2. Modelling and analytical approach to computer technical problems.

Learning methods and activities

The course consists of lectures, exercises, project work and self-tuition. There are mandatory exercises which must be completed.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Exercises must be approved to get an evaluation in the course.

At re-take of course, all parts of the assessment ("delvurderinger") must be re-done.

A re-sit examination might be arranged for both the midterm and the written exam.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral. This applies to both the midterm and the written exam.

Passed mandatory activity from earlier can be approved by the department.

Course materials

Given at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF8020 7.5
MNFIT167 7.5
MNFIT167 7.5
IT1607 7.5 SPRING 2006
IT167 7.5 SPRING 2006

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Informatics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Midterm 30/100 D 2024-02-26 10:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL319 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL317 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL322 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL323 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL324 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL310 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 59
SL310 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 48
SL310 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 80
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 46
SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 68
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 82
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 65
SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 96
SL410 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 51
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 53
SL311 Sluppenvegen 14 311
SL410 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 57
SL310 Sluppenvegen 14 232
SL318 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring ORD School exam 40/100 D 2024-06-05 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 Sluppenvegen 14 208
SL111+SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 212
SL410 Sluppenvegen 14 109
Spring ORD Project work 30/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 40/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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