|ITNP033 - has moved to Canvas. This website is obsolete Syllabus Autumn 2017|
This is a postgraduate course which introduces the principles of relational database systems.
20 credits at SCQF level 11
Transferable skills: Ability to see how data management skills can be applied in any context, and to see how data of any type can be given regular structure
Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to apply theory and techniques to unseen problems without reference to notes, and to work independently and under a time constraint.Contents
To be eligible for a pass grade in the module, students must:
If you do not fulfil the requirements you will be awarded grade X for the module. [See paragraphs 46-47 of the Taught Postgraduate Regulations on Assessment]Coursework extensions
Students who can show good cause may be permitted extensions to coursework deadlines. "Good cause" may include illness, for which a medical certificate or other evidence will be required. Students must request an extension by contacting the module coordinator, supplying relevant evidence, no later than seven days after the published assignment deadline. Extensions will be granted for acceptable reasons only, and will not normally be beyond such time as solutions and feedback are returned to the rest of the class. [See Section 6.2.6 of the Academic Policy Handbook]Late submission of coursework
Coursework that is submitted late will be accepted up to seven days after the published deadline (or expiry of any agreed extension) but the mark will be lowered by three marks per day or part thereof. After seven days the piece of work will be deemed a non-submission. [See paragraphs 52-54 of the Taught Postgraduate Regulations on Assessment]Repeat assessments
Students who fulfil the module requirements, but obtain an overall fail mark (0-49) are eligible for repeat assessment. In most cases, this will be a repeat examination (grade RE). In some cases, the Examiners may permit repeat submission of coursework (grade RC) or a repeat of both coursework and examination (grade RA). The mark following any repeat assessment is capped at 50.Discretionary repeat assessments
In exceptional circumstances, a student who has not met all the module requirements, following the Main examination period, may be permitted a discretionary repeat. This may be a repeat examination (grade XE), repeat submission of coursework (grade XC), or a repeat of both coursework and examination (grade XA). The mark following any repeat assessment is capped at 50. If you are granted a discretionary repeat assessment but do not attempt it, you will be awarded grade X for the module.
In deciding whether to grant a discretionary repeat, the Examiners will consider your record of attendance and engagement in the module. Students with a poor attendance record will not normally be permitted a discretionary repeat.Deferred examinations
If you are unable to attend the Main examination, you must apply for a Deferred examination through the link on the Student Portal. If a Deferred examination is denied and you do not attend the Main examination, you will be deemed not to have met the module requirements. [See Deferred Exams]Attendance recording
Attendance at lectures, tutorials and practical classes will be recorded. If you are unable to attend a class, please email the module organizer, and submit a self-certification of absence via the Portal, if appropriate. The University has a policy of monitoring attendance. Repeated absence will be followed up in order to identify any problems at an early stage and to offer students appropriate support.Work which is submitted for assessment must be your own work.
All students should note that the University has a formal policy on plagiarism. Plagiarism means presenting the work of others as though it were your own. The University takes a very serious view of plagiarism, and the penalties can be severe. Specific guidance on computing assignments may be found in the Postgraduate Student Handbook