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CS 410 — Database Systems
(dt. Datenbanksysteme)

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, compulsory elective module
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. Business Informatics.
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Bernhard Seeger, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Papenbrock


  • Methods and tools of data modeling
  • Database models
  • Query languages
  • Application programming
  • Integrity constraints
  • query processing
  • database design
  • transactions
  • Techniques for object-relational mappings

Qualification Goals

Students will

  • Have basic skills in data modeling,
  • Know techniques for translating data models into a database design,
  • have insight into important query calculi,
  • know about the basic functionality of SQL,
  • know the basics of transaction management,
  • are able to deal practically with database management systems,
  • are able to apply scientific working methods when independently identifying, formulating and solving problems,
  • are able to speak freely about scientific content, both in front of an audience and in a discussion.


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


Module imported from B.Sc. Business Informatics.

It can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Data Science
  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Business Informatics
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Business Mathematics
  • LAaG Computer Science
  • BA Minor Computer Science

When studying M.Sc. Business Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Free Compulsory Elective Modules.

The module is assigned to Computer Science. Further information on eligibility can be found in the description of the study area.

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.

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2023/24. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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