DataBase Management Systems


Introduce the fundamental concepts inherent in relational databases including data modeling - from the conceptual point of view and to a physical implementation, standardization, optimization of queries, data integrity and transaction management, aimed at supporting the development of transactional systems. This course places great emphasis on a theoretical framework coupled with the provision of an extensive practical experience grounded in the use of a relational Database Management System (DBMS) such as Microsoft SQL Server and data modeling tools such as SAP Power Designer.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to use these skills to design, implement and query a database, packaging it with a layer of functional, integrity and security constraints.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Jorge Nelson Gouveia de Sousa Neves


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English


Basic knowledge of information systems.


Abraham Silberschatz, Henry F. Korth and S. Sudarshan, Database System Concepts - 7th ed., McGraw-hill, 2020

Teaching method

Teaching based on lectures and practical classes. The lectures are, in essence, for expository sessions, which serve to introduce the fundamental concepts of databases associated with each of the topics. The practical classes are based on design and implementation of database systems, using the computers and software 
Teaching Methods -Expository and interrogative teaching:lectures and discussions. -Declarative:tutorials tools -Active and participative:case studies, participation in project teams, use of database management systems 

Evaluation method

1st Call: Exam (40%) + Final Project Deliverable 1 (25%) + Final Project Deliverable 2 (35%)

2nd Call: Exam (40%) + Final Project Deliverable 1 (25%) + Final Project Deliverable 2 (35%)


The final project doesn't have a minimum grade. Both exams (1st Call and 2nd Call) have a minimum grade of 8.0.

Subject matter

CUC1. Introduction to DBMSs and to the Relational model
CUC2. Database Design
- Entity-Relationship modelling
- Relational database design theory
CUC3. Overview of the SQL Language
- Data Definition Language
- Data Manipulation Language
CUC4. Intermediate SQL
- Implicit and explicit join expressions
- Aggregations
- Database modifications
- Database integrity
CUC5. Advanced SQL
- Views
- Stored Procedures
- Triggers
- Transactions