Phelma Formation 2022

Principles of database management systems - 4PMIPSG1

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 12.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 18.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0
    • Written tests -


    ECTS 2.5


This course presents the fundamentals of Database Management Systems (DBMS) with emphasis on relational systems.

Contact Nils GESBERT




The theoretic part covers the following topics: DBMS functionalities, overview of the most common data models, the relational approach and database design.
For the relational model we study the normalization theory, relational algebra and the Structured Query Language (SQL2) for data definition and manipulation.

Concerning database design we will work out the entity-relationship model and introduce rules to translate an E/R schema into a relational one.
The pragmatic part of the course aims at familiarizing students with the use of the Standard Query Language (SQL). We will the Oracle 10g DBMS fro the practical work.

A complementary project is proposed to the develop a multi-user database application using a relational DBMS.




Final exam (3h) (E)



The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Embedded Systems & Connect. Devices - Semester 8
see the course schedule for 2020-2021

Additional Information

Course list
Curriculum->Engineering degree->Semester 8


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*G. Gardarin, Bases de Données, Eyrolles, 2003.
*J.-L. Hainaut, Bases de données : Concepts, utilisation et développement, Dunod, 2009
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*J. Ullman, J. Widom, A First Course in Database Systems, Prentice-Hall, 1997