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DD2471 Modern Database Systems and Their Applications 7.5 credits

An advanced course in computer science focusing modern database systems and database driven application programs.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD2471 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Quick repetition of basic concepts in relational databases. Introduction to type theory and type systems. Introduction to functional and logical database models. Object databases. Object-relational databases. Webb database applications. Introduction to the implementation of database driven application programs. Introduction to multimedia data and indexing techniques for multimedia data. Introduction to distributed database systems. Emerging systems.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students will be able to

  • identify and describe different database models and their application
  • give an account of the technology and theoretical foundations for modern database driven application programs
  • plan and implement modern database driven application programs.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Single course students: 90 university credits including 45 university credits in Mathematics or Information Technology. English B, or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Corresponding to one of the courses DD1334, IV1351 or DD1368 as well as basic knowledge in object-oriented programming, e.g. DD1337, DD1320, DD1321, DD1325 or DD1327.


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Meddelas senast 4 veckor före kursstart på kursens hemsida.

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


  • HEM2 - Home Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

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 DD2471

Offered by

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Please, discuss with the instructor.


Viggo Kann (

Supplementary information

This course is currently dormant, waiting for a teacher.