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Introduction to Database Technology

Learn the basic principles of database design and apply them to a small business case study. This course will show you how to apply relational database technology in the workplace and is a practical introduction to basic relational database design and development. Topics include: relational database design; normalisation of data; use of the SQL query language for data definition and data manipulation; and creating and optimising SQL queries. The course also provides a practical grounding for further study of information systems.

Prerequisites: Good IT skills, use of file compression tools like WinZip, folder and file management and web searching.

This short course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

15 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    This short course has prerequisite(s). If you try to enrol on this short course without completing the prerequisite(s), you will not be able to complete your enrolment. Please contact us if you would like further information

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months' duration.
    • Courses of less than six months' duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Wed 09-Oct-19 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code COIY068H4ACB

First class: Wed 06-May-20 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code COIY068H4BCB

First class: Wed 06-May-20 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code COIY068H4CCB

First class: Wed 06-May-20 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code COIY068H4DCB

First class: Wed 06-May-20 1pm-4pm

Class location Central London
Class code COIY068H4ECB