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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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* Retrieved from Course syllabus IV1351 (Spring 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student shall be able to:

  1. describe and explain basic concepts, principles and theories within the field of data/databases/data storage, as well as information administration and database technologies.
  2. model the information needs of a business based on a business description.
  3. use relational databases, XML and query languages.
  4. describe how a program kan access a database and write such a program.

Course Disposition

The course is carried out with lectures, lessons, tutorials, presentations, and tutoring. A project is conducted in two stages with compulsory presentations. The project is done in groups of 3 students.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

ID1018 Programming I 7,5 credits, or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge of computer usage, programming skills (preferably Java) and modeling.

Fluency in Swedish (adaptation not possible)


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Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation and Management, Connolly, Begg
Upplaga: 6 Förlag: Pearson År: 2014
ISBN: 9781292061184


  • Kurskompendium (med lektionsuppgifter, projektarbetet, mm)
  • Föreläsningsbilder
  • Kompendium om Microsoft Access och MySQL

Allt material är tillgängligt elektroniskt via Canvas. Andra böcker än den angivna kursboken om databaser kan fungera lika bra. Till exempel Fundamentals of Database Systems av Elmasri/Navathe eller Database System Concepts av Silberschatz et al.

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 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

In order to pass the course, a student must have a pass grade on both examinations.

The average of the two grades (rounded up, though at most one step better than the grade of the exam) constitutes the final course grade.

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 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: