Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Introduction of this subject is motivated by the following three facts: The first fact is that data volume is increasingly larger and the information requirements have become very complex that it is difficult to derive all necessary information from the data structures typically found in a relational database system. Thus, a new data storage facility called Data Warehouse is introduced. The ways to query and analyse a Data Warehouse, known as OLAP queries, will also be introduced. The second fact is that Object-Oriented Conceptual modelling is becoming popular in software design, particularly for database modelling. This has stimulated the emergence of the new era of Object-Relational Databases and Data Warehouses, which will be the second topic area in this subject. The third fact is the need for the integration of web, databases, and data warehouse technologies which motivates the third topic area in Web and XML databases.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorWenny Rahayu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CSE2DBF or CSE4DBF


Incompatible subjects CSE4ADB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWenny Rahayu

Class requirements

One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Assignment (approx 1500 words)30
Examination (3 hours)Hurdle requirement: In order to pass the subject, students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the assignment component.60
Mid-Semester Test10