Database Analysis and Design

INF60009 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21





Aims and objectives

This unit challenges participants to critically explore modern database design and application in contemporary society. After delivering the fundamental principles and techniques required for modern database management, the unit challenges participant’s to develop innovative database solutions to practical problems, through novel application of data modelling techniques, and commercial and open-source database tools. The opportunities, challenges, and implications of big data, social media, data analytics, and unstructured data on conventional database systems are explored in parallel.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate data and database definitions and concepts.
2. Develop novel solutions to practical data management challenges using modern database tools and data modelling techniques.
3. Critically explore the organisational, societal, and technical impact of big data, unstructured data, and modern data analytics tools on database system design and management.