SIT772 - Database and Information Retrieval
2022 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 1 hour online class per week, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week, weekly drop-in sessions.
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
Online independent and collaborative learning including optional scheduled activities as detailed in the unit site.
Students enrolled in S777, S778, S779, S735, S536, S536J, S635, and S737 are not eligible to enrol in the following units:
SIT771 Object-Orientated Development
The unit will cover two important foundational but related methods for capturing, representing, storing, organising, and retrieving structured, unstructured or loosely structured information. Firstly, the unit will focus on the fundamentals of data modelling and database technology. The relational data model will be investigated and the process of constructing database tables and related entities will be explored in depth. The second focus of the unit is information retrieval: the process of indexing and retrieving text documents. As a critical aspect of Web search engines, the field of Information Retrieval includes almost any type of unstructured or semi-structured data. Students will explore how search engines work, why they are successful, and to some degree how they fail.
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