UNISA Short Course in Database Implementation

UNISA Short Course in Database Implementation

Short Course in Database Implementation (7554X)



The purpose of this short course is to provide an introduction to practical aspects of conceptual database design. This covers the implementation of databases in a software package where students learn the skills of creating databases, forms, reports, queries and maintaining databases.

Target group

The target group for this course people without any prior knowledge of databases, or persons who are end users of databases but have never been involved in designing a database, or lastly, persons who may have used tools to build database applications, but who lack the conceptual background on relational databases and knowledge as to how to optimise the design of relational tables for an application.

Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification. We assume that you have previously passed a computer literacy course or have end-user experience in using computers and the Microsoft Windows environment.


Semester course starts in February and July each year

Language medium


Registration periods

for more information about the registrations visit http://cs-cert.unisa.ac.za
e-mail address: cense@unisa.ac.za

Tuition method

Distance learning only: The distance teaching model of Unisa will be used in offering this course. Students must have access to their own personal computer running Microsoft Windows and the Microsoft Access 2010 package. The practical examination is done ONLY in PRETORIA.

Kind of assessment

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Students are expected to complete a total of practical assignments
Summative assessment:
The practical examination can be done in Pretoria only, at the UNISA Computer Laboratory
Students who cannot travel to Pretoria for the examination would not be able to enroll for the short course

Implementing and Using Relational Databases (CSDB2D3)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Setting up and using relational databases
  • Maintaining and querying databases
  • SQL language
  • Practical work using Microsoft Access
  • Creating a user interface for a database


Course leader

Prof E MnkandlaSchool of ComputingOffice: GJG 3-31, GJ Gerwel Building, UNISA Science Campus, FloridaE-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za

Programme administrator(s)

School of Computing
Office: Block C 3-06, Cnr Christiaan de Wet and Pioneer Avenue, Florida Campus, UNISA
Tel: 011 670 9131 / 9139
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za