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A continuation course in computer science that covers the fundamentals of database technology.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus DD1368 (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Definition of the relation model. Information structuring according to the “Entity Relationship”-model. Functional dependencies and what they mean for good database design. Normalization. Query languages and the mathematics behind them. Transaction handling. Overview of different models for data representation. Laboratory assignments using experimental and commercial systems.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • explain the functions and architecture of a database system,
  • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different database models,
  • model and structure data according to actual constraints,
  • explain the implications of different constraints on the database,
  • use a query language to formulate queries, and describe themathematical foundations for data manipulation languages,
  • write embedded SQL in a 3rd generation programming language.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course in programming equivalent to DD1310/DD1311/DD1312/DD1314/DD1315/DD1316/DD1318/DD1331/DD1337/DD100N/ID1018 and computer science equivalent to DD1320/DD1321/DD1325/DD1327/DD1338/DD2325/ID1020.

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course. This applies only to students who are first-time registered for the prerequisite course offering or have both that and the applied-for course offering in their individual study plan.

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB2 - Laboratory Assignments, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

The students participating in the course are expected to take part in all activities on the course with a particular emphasis on the exercises and laboratories.

In addition the course focuses on training:

  • independently acquiring knowledge,
  • oral presentation.

Examination by one written exam and laboratory assignments.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DD1368

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

DD2447, DD2471 and DD2476.


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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: