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Master of Database Design and Management

Graduation requirements

Master of Database Design and Management

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points, which includes the completion of the relevant industry stream certificate (for which credit of 48 points is given).

Graduate Certificate in Database Design and Management

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points, which includes the completion of 16 points of relevant industry stream subjects and 16 points of university subjects.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Database Design and Management provides professionals in the IT industry with an advanced course of study in database theory and application. Achievement of Microsoft or Oracle IT industry certifications for database developers is included as an integral part of the course.

The Master of Database Design and Development provides professionals in the IT industry with an informed and reflective insight on issues associated with computer databases. Upon completion of the course, graduates will have attained at least one high-level industry certification from Microsoft or Oracle, and advanced skills in the design, implementation and management of complex enterprise scale databases.

As with all our courses, the Master of Database Design and Management is designed and delivered with study flexibility in mind. You can choose between full-time and part-time study options to fit in with work and lifestyle commitments. You could choose to study just one subject in an academic session or, with approval, fast-track degree completion by undertaking four subjects per session.

Workplace learning

Achievement of an IT industry certification from Microsoft or Oracle is included as an integral part of this course.

Flexible offering

This course is available by distance education only and is offered across a three-session academic year, with sessions commencing in February, July and November each year.

The Master of Database Design and Management has a minimum full-time duration of six sessions, however, actual duration is dependent on subject availability and the session of commencement.

The Master and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses, and credit is awarded in the Master for subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate.

Students may elect to exit from the Master after completion of four specified subjects and graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Database Design and Management.

 

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates of this course include:

  • database administrator
  • database developer

Course structure

The Master of Database Design and Management consists of three core subjects, an industry-based stream (48 points) and three restricted electives.

Core subjects

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
ITC516 Principles of Database Development
ITC518 Principles of Programming

Restricted electives

Three restricted electives from:
ITC505 System Development Project Management
ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC520 Information Systems Strategy
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC593 Network Security
ITC595 Information Security

The industry elective streams are listed below. The subjects which comprise these streams correspond to specific industry certifications from various vendors. It is necessary to pass the associated industry examinations to pass these subjects. Please note that the content of the industry subject is dynamic and often updated by industry vendors as technology advances. It may not be viable for CSU to offer all industry subjects. Where this is the case, credits can be obtained by passing the associated industry certification exams.

The current list of subjects offered as credit only appears below in the summary for each industry stream. For the most up to date information on the status of all industry subjects go to www.itmasters.edu.au

Students will choose one of the following 2 industry streams:

  • Stream A: Microsoft Database Administrator and/or Developer
  • Stream B: Oracle Database

The industry certification Subjects in each of the industry elective streams are as follows:

Stream A: Microsoft Certified Database Administrator and/or Developer

Core Industry Subject(s) (1 subject):

ITI598 Implementing and Maintaining SQL Server

Elective Industry Subjects (Choose 5):

ITI535 Network and Operating Systems Essentials
ITI536 Supporting a Network Structure
ITI537 Implementing & Administering Network Director Services
ITI592 Designing Database Administration Solutions Using SQL Server
ITI594 Designing Database Programming Solutions using SQL Server
ITI595 Developing Database Programming Solutions Using SQL Server
ITI530 Application Development Fundamentals
ITE502 ASP.NET Application Development
ITE503 ADO.NET Application Development
ITE524 Certified Business Analyst

Subjects that are credit only: ITI592 ITI594 ITI595

Stream B: Oracle Database Administrator

Core Industry Subject(s) (4 subjects):

ITI584 Introduction to Oracle SQL
ITI585 Database Administration Fundamentals 1
ITI586 Database Administration Fundamentals 2
ITI588 Program with PL/SQL

Elective Industry Subjects (Choose 2):

MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
MGI513 Enterprise Project Management
ITI577 IT Service Release, Control and Validation
ITI578 IT Service Operational Support and Analysis
ITI597 IT Infrastructure Library Foundation

Subjects that are credit only: ITI584 ITI585 ITI586 ITI588

Exit with a Graduate Certificate

Students who have completed 32 points of the subjects in the Master degree will be eligible to graduate with the award Graduate Certificate in Database Design and Management if terminating their study prior to completion of the Master degree. The requirements of this Graduate Certificate are that students have successfully completed two subjects from the pool of CSU subjects offered in the Master of Database Design and Management and two subjects selected from the same industry-based elective stream.

Graduate Certificate in Database Design and Management

The Graduate Certificate in Database Design and Management consists of four subjects (32 points) that satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Students must successfully complete two subjects from the pool of CSU subjects offered in the Master of Database Design and Management (see the Restricted List of CSU subjects below)
  2. Students must complete two subjects selected from the same industry-based elective stream from those available in the Master of Database Design and Management. The available streams are
    • Stream A: Microsoft Database Administrator and/or Developer
    • Stream B: Oracle Database

Restricted List of CSU subjects:

ITC505 System Development Project Management
ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC516 Principles of Database Development
ITC518 Principles of Programming
ITC520 Information Systems Strategy
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC593 Network Security
ITC595 Information Security

Industry-based Elective Streams:

Stream A: Microsoft Certified Database Administrator and/or Developer

ITI598 Implementing and Maintaining SQL Server
ITI535 Network and Operating Systems Essentials
ITI536 Supporting a Network Structure
ITI537 Implementing & Administering Network Director Services
ITI592 Designing Database Administration Solutions Using SQL Server
ITI594 Designing Database Programming Solutions using SQL Server
ITI595 Developing Database Programming Solutions Using SQL Server
ITI530 Application Development Fundamentals
ITE502 ASP.NET Application Development
ITE503 ADO.NET Application Development
ITE524 Certified Business Analyst

Subjects that are credit only: ITI592 ITI594 ITI595

Stream B: Oracle Database Administrator

ITI584 Introduction to Oracle SQL
ITI585 Database Administration Fundamentals 1
ITI586 Database Administration Fundamentals 2
ITI588 Program with PL/SQL
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
MGI513 Enterprise Project Management
ITI577 IT Service Release, Control and Validation
ITI578 IT Service Operational Support and Analysis
ITI597 IT Infrastructure Library Foundation

Subjects that are credit only: ITI584 ITI585 ITI586 ITI588

Enrolment pattern

Master of Database Design and Management

Students may commence the course in Calendar sessions 1, 2 or 3. Note: The enrolment pattern below is divided by calendar sessions for the various intakes. The recommended session enrolments appear under each Calendar session enrolment and are distinguished by session number. Each session number represents Calendar session 1 or 2 depending on the course commencement session. As an example, for a student who follows the enrolment pattern and who commences the course in Calendar Session 2, 2011, session 1 refers to Calendar session 2 2011, session 2 refers to Calendar session 3 2011, etc.

Calendar Session 1 intake

Session 1

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 2

ITC518 Principles of Programming
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 3

ITC516 Principles of Database Development
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 4

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 5

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 6

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
[ ] Industry Elective

Calendar Session 2 intake

Session 1

ITC518 Principles of Programming
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 2

ITC516 Principles of Database Development
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 3

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 4

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 5

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 6

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Calendar Session 3 intake

Session 1

ITC516 Principles of Database Development
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 2

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 3

ITC518 Principles of Programming
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 4

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 5

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 6

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

*Restricted electives are:

ITC505 System Development Project Management
ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC520 Information Systems Strategy
ITC543 Enterprise Design Patterns
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC593 Network Security
ITC595 Information Security

Students taking Stream C: Oracle Database Administrator will have received credit equivalent to four of the Industry Stream subjects and may use up to two restricted elective subjects in place of the other designated Industry Stream subjects for that stream.

Graduate Certificate in Database Design and Management

There is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects depending on subject availability and the meeting of any prerequisites. Students must, however, enrol in at least two CSU subjects and choose two industry-based subjects from the same industry stream. Students are only permitted to enrol in subjects that are contained within the course structure of the Master of Database Design and Management.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

The minimum full-time duration for these courses is:

Master of Database Design and Management:

  • Six sessions by distance education.
  • Graduate Certificate in Database Design and Management::

  • Two sessions by distance education.
  • International?

    YES

    Indicative ATAR

    N/A

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