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IV1351 Data Storage Paradigms 7.5 credits

The course introduces the area of databases/data storage. The following subjects ar covered:

  • Introduction to databases, data storage and information administration
  • The relational model
  • XML
  • Conceptual modeling and Logical database design
  • Query languages
  • Embedded query languages

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus IV1351 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Introduction to databases, data storage and information administration
  • The relational model and normalisation
  • Conceptual modelling and logical database modeling
  • Query language
  • Memory management and handling of persistent storage

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student shall be able to

  • describe and explain basic concepts, principles and theories in the area of data/databases/data storage and in information administration and database design
  • model needs for information based on an organisational description and convert the model to a functioning database
  • use relational databases and query languages
  • describe how a programme can access a database and write such a programme.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge and skills in programming, 7.5 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course ID1018.

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course.

Registering for a course is counted as active participation.

The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.

Recommended prerequisites

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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 Works and Project, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 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.

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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Course web IV1351

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study

Information Technology, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

IV1023 Advanced Information Handling with XML
IV2013 Relational database design
IV2014 Data Warehousing

Supplementary information

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