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DD2472 Database Systems for Modern Applications 6.0 credits

Advanced course in computer science. The course is to provide knowledge and proficiency in techniques for the development of application programs using databases for storing data, program code and runnable program modules.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD2472 (Autumn 2008–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Architectures for the construction of complex application programs.

Introduction to some modern tools (IDE) for the construction of modern application programs.

Introduction to some of the techniques for the construction of complex database based and/or database driven application programs.

Practical laboratory projects dealing with parts of the problems in the field.

Introduction to the theory for distributed application programs, distributed databases, selection and organization of meta data and transactions in a distributed environment.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students should be able to

  • describe techniques and application program architectures for the realization of modern database based or database driven application programs,
  • describe different techniques for storing, retrieving and presentation of complex data,
  • model and construct modern multitier application programs in order to in professional life develop modern multitier application programs.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Database technology equivalent to 2D1334/DD1334 Database Technology or 2I1100/IV1008 Information Systems and Database Technology or 2D1364/DD1364, one course in advanced object oriented programming equivalent to 2D1363/DD1363 Software engineering or 2D1385/DD2385 Software engineering. Preferably also some advanced course in database technology.


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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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 6.0 credits, grading scale: 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

Laboratory assignments (LAB1; 6 university credits).

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

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Offered by

CSC/Computer Science

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Serafim Dahl, tel: 790 6276, e-post:

Supplementary information

The course is given every second year.