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CS 410 — Database Systems
(dt. Datenbanksysteme)

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement(s): Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises as well as at least 2 presentations of the tasks.
Examination type: Written examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Computer Science.
Subject, Origin Computer Science, B.Sc. Computer Science
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Bernhard Seeger


  • Methods and Tools for Data Modeling
  • database models
  • query languages
  • application programming
  • integrity constraints
  • query processing
  • database design
  • transactions
  • Techniques for object-relational mapping

Qualification Goals

  • Data Modeling,
  • Conversion of data models into a database design,
  • Insights into foundation of query languages,
  • Knowledge of the basic functionality of SQL,
  • Introduction to transaction management,
  • Practice of scientific working methods (recognition, formulation, solving problems, training of abstraction skills).


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: Object-oriented Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures.

Recommended Reading

  • Kemper, A. Eickler: "Datenbanksysteme", Oldenbourg, 6. Auflage.
  • Heuer, G. Saake: "Datenbanken: Konzepte und Sprachen", Thomson.
  • G. Saake, Kai-Uwe Sattler: "Datenbanken und Java. JDBC, SQLJ und ODMG", dpunkt Verlag.

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