TDT4145 - Data Modelling, Databases and Database Management Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam, midterm and project
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project work (40/100) 40/100
School exam (30/100) 30/100 2 hours D
Midterm (30/100) 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 evalution.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may 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 2023

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: School exam, midterm and project

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam (30/100) 30/100 D 2023-06-06 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Midterm (30/100) 30/100 D 2023-02-28 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL319 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL321 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 32
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 31
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 46
SL310 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 80
SL310 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 48
SL310 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 59
SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 96
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 65
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 81
SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 68
SL318 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring ORD Project work (40/100) 40/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam (30/100) 30/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Midterm (30/100) 30/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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