TDT4150 - Advanced Database Management Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 20/100
Written examination 80/100 4 hours D

Course content

Architecture of database systems. Query optimization. Parallel and distributed database systems. New database architectures and query operators.

Learning outcome

The candidate will get knowledge of:
- Query optimization.
- Parallel and distributed database systems.
- New database architectures and query operators.

- Be able to develop new methods in databases based on
knowledge of existing techniques.
- Ability to apply acquired knowledge for developing holistic solutions based on database systems/database techniques.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and project.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written test (80%) and project/seminar (20%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.
In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken.

Course materials

Will be given at start of semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF8022 7.5
DT8801 7.5 01.09.2008
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 8

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 80/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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