Selected Topics in Database Research and Practice


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


The student should gain knowledge of the following topics in advanced databases:

  • concepts and techniques within multidimensional databases, such data warehousing, On-Line Analytical Processing, and data mining
  • concepts and techniques within spatial (spatial) and spatiotemporal databases, including query indexing and processing
  • distributed and parallel database systems
  • concepts and techniques in complex data in databases, eg XML or the like.

In addition, one or more optional topics will be included within data-intensive systems, including but not limited to:

  • concepts and techniques within temporal databases
  • other scalable data management and analysis techniques
  • relevant topics in database research


  • be able to explain concepts and techniques in advanced databases
  • be able to select and discuss relevant concepts and techniques for a given problem within advanced databases
  • be able to apply relevant concepts and techniques to a given problem within advanced databases


  • be able to apply concepts and techniques from advanced databases, including in the design and implementation of advanced databases

Type of instruction

The type of instruction is organised in accordance with the general instruction methods of the programme, cf. § 17.

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 150 hours



Name of examSelected Topics in Database Research and Practice
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleUdvalgte emner inden for databaseforskning og praksis
Module codeDSNCSITK116
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Computer Science (IT)
Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design