Objective: The assignment constitutes 100% of the module mark. Assessment focuses on design and
research issues related to Database Management Systems. Each student submits a detailed report as
per the task specifications through Moodle. The assignment has two sections (Part A and Part B)
focusing on advanced database concepts: Part A focuses on analysis of key factors of structured and
unstructured data. In part B you are required to write a scholarly academic article based on critical
engagement with work done in Part-A
Overall Learning Outcomes (LOs) of the module ECM38IS.1:
1. Evaluate the role of conceptual modeling in the development of database systems and apply the entity-relationship modeling approach to a realistic scenario.
2. Apply the essential concepts of relational databases, demonstrate best practice in the development of an appropriate and effective database system and discuss the big data concepts.
3. Select and apply appropriate techniques involved in database administration.
4. Critically evaluate security issues relating to database management systems and propose
appropriate strategies to address security problems.