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Databases (ECTS: 5), Short Course

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Arabic
    • Italian
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Lesson n. 1: Characteristics of DB Approach
  • Lesson n. 2: Basic concepts
  • Lesson n. 3: Implications of DB Approach
  • Lesson n. 4: Database System Architecture
  • Lesson n. 5: The Entity-Relationship (ER) Model . Part I
  • Lesson n. 6: The Entity-Relationship (ER) Model . Part II
  • Lesson n. 7: The Extended-Entity-Relationship (EER) Model
  • Lesson n. 8: The Relational Model . Part I
  • Lesson n. 9: The Relational Model . Part II
  • Lesson n. 10: ER-To-Relational Mapping; File Organization
  • Lesson n. 11: Introduction to SQL
  • Lesson n. 12: Table Basics in SQL
  • Lesson n. 13: Data manipulation in SQL. Part I
  • Lesson n. 14: Data manipulation in SQL. Part II
  • Lesson n. 15: Advanced SQL
  • Lesson n. 16: Optimizing database transactions - Web Database Concepts - Introduction to MySQL
  • Lesson n. 17: Introduction to MySQL: command-line, administration tools and user rights system
  • Lesson n. 18: MySQL: Practice with MySQL Monitor, Creation of tables & indexes, data types


  • Prof. Evangelia Kavakli - Aegean University (Mytilene, Lesvos - Greece)
  • Prof. George Tsekouras - Aegean University (Mytilene, Lesvos - Greece)
  • Prof. Christos Anagnostopoulos - Aegean University (Mytilene, Lesvos - Greece)
  • Prof. Damianos Gavalas - Aegean University (Mytilene, Lesvos - Greece)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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