ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems (8)


This subject aims to provide a solid grounding in database theory and application, and its place within the implementation of computer based applications. There will be an emphasis on conceptual modeling to design a database that is implemented and queried using Structured Query Language (SQL).

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 2
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Session 3
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC114
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed  ITC423,or ITC556
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ITC423 ITC556 ITC423 Paired Subject
ITC556 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply database theory to the design and implementation of relational databases;
  • be able to analyse and model business database requirements using Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD);
  • be able to analyse a database design and apply normalisation theory and techniques;
  • be able to implement a database design using Structured Query Language (SQL);
  • be able to query a database using SQL.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Definition of a database, database management systems and their importance to business organizations.
  • The importance and use of data models to design databases to meet business requirements.
  • Identifying and documenting business rules.
  • The relational database model.
  • The conceptual design of databases using Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD).
  • The use of database normalisation techniques to complete database design.
  • The implementation of a database design using Structured Query Language (SQL).
  • The querying of databases using SQL


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.