This unit will provide a solid foundation for the design, implementation and management of organisational databases. Organisational data and data modelling is introduced, focusing on structured and unstructured data, and entity-relationship (ER) modelling. The skills required to construct ER diagrams will be taught, with a focus on ensuring that the logic of the model reflects the real-world industry case it is representing. Relational databases will be introduced and the functionality they afford organisations will be explored through real world industry cases. The process of designing, building and retrieving information from a database using SQL will be a focus of this unit. The unit also introduces students to the role databases play in data analytics and helping organisations harness the power of and insights from their data.