Syllabus for SSE 665

Database Design in Software Engineering

Summer Semester 2018

Early Draft - Expect Changes

May 21 - June 22, 2018



Texts

  • Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes (4th ed.) by Ben Forta, Sams/Pearson (2012) ISBN 9780672336072 (Required).
  • Database Design for Mere Mortals (3rd ed.) by Michael J. Hernandez, Addison-Wesley/Pearson (2013) ISBN 9780321884497 (Required).
  • Software

  • MySQL Community Server 5.7.21
  • Other Resources

  • TBD
  • You will need a suitable computer. The University's Computer Recommendations are appropriate for this course for Windows and OS X. If you use the Linux operating system this course, the recommendations for Windows computers will also be suitable for Linux.

    Please see the Online Learning page for more information regarding expected student student access to the internet, and corresponding software.

    Please see the Mercer's Distance Learning page for more information regarding expected student student access to the internet, and corresponding software.

    Course Description

    Relational databases, databases design, data normalization, and agile approaches to database development.

    This Online Learning course begins on May 21, 2018 at 12:00 am Eastern time. All assignments are due by the end (11:59:59 pm) of the specified calendar day in the Eastern time zone. This course ends at 11:59:59 pm on June 22, 2018, in the Eastern time zone.

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    Course Objectives

    Breadth and Depth in Defining, Analyzing, and Solving Complex Problems:

    Communicate Technical Aspects of the Solution for Complex Software Engineering Problems to a Technical Audience:

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    Prerequisite(s)

    SSE 550 Object-Oriented Design I

    This prerequisite provides one graduate-level 3 semester hour course in C++ or Java or C#.

    Please see the Online Learning page for more information regarding expected student abilities and aptitudes.

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    Class Location

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    Grading

    Item
    Percent of Term Grade
    Direct Activity Report 1
    3
    Direct Activity Report 2
    3
    Direct Activity Report 3
    4
    Project 1
    30
    Project 2
    30
    Project 3
    30

    Credit will be given only for original work.

    The Mercer University Honor Code, including its provisions for academic honesty (including plagiarism), applies to all Mercer students.

    Project reports are to be submitted complete, not as incremental partial submissions.

    All course work time is categorized as either Direct or Non-Direct (but not both). More information about the Direct and Non-Direct categories is contained in the Direct and Non-Direct and Report Logs. Please read these pages very carefully.

    Instruction Time

    Federal and regional accreditation requirements stipulate that a 3-credit hour course must include 2250 minutes of direct instruction time, which is approximately 68 minutes per day. For this course, that direct instruction time includes"

    In addition to the 2250 minutes of direct instruction time each week, students are expected to spend a minimum of 4500 additional minutes (approximately 136 minutes per day) completing reading and writing assignments:

    More information about the Direct and Non-Direct categories is contained in the Direct and Non-Direct and Report Logs web pages. Please read these pages very carefully.

    All deliverables (Activity Reports and Project Reports) are due on their assigned dates.

    Use the Report Logs to help you to manage your time and keep on schedule. You should schedule your work evenly throughout the term.

    More information about project grading is contained in the General Project Rubric .

  • If you have a question about any of this, please ask.
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    Assignments

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    Additional Information

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    Changes to this Syllabus:

    There will be changes to this syllabus, so check back frequently, and don't forget to hit "Reload" or "Refresh".

    Schedule of Assignments and Events (tentative)

    Start Date
    End Date
    Activity/Event
    May 21, 2018 June 22, 2018 Course in Progress

    May 21, 2018 Subscribe to the course listserv.
    May 21, 2018 May 29, 2018 Work on Project 1

    May 29, 2018

    Project 1 due


    May 31, 2018

    Direct Activity Report 1 due


    June 4, 2018 Project 2 due

    June 11, 2018 Direct Activity Report 2 due

    June 22, 2018

    Direct Activity Report 3 due

    Project 3 due

    Course ends

    Notes: The course begins at midnight (12:00 am) on the first day of class (see schedule above), and ends at 11:59:59 pm on the last day of class. Assignments are due at any time during the day specified on the schedule, that is, before 11:59:59 pm on that day. All times are Macon, Georgia (Eastern time zone) times.

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    Contact Information

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