IT 3233 – Database Design and Implementation

Course Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of database design, implementation, and systems development. The course covers data modeling concepts, approaches and techniques, and stages in database development processes (conceptual and logical design, implementation and maintenance). The course also covers methods and approaches used in system analysis and design, including the system development life cycle. To reinforce the course concepts, students will carry out projects based on real world situations.


A minimum grade of “C” in all of the following: IT 2333 and IT 3130 or IT 2430 and MATH 1232 or MATH 1441.

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course, students will be able to

  1. Discuss the concepts and fundamental principles involved in systems analysis and design.
  2. Describe commonly used methods for systems analysis and design including RAD, prototyping, and SDLC.
  3. Describe the functionalities provided by a database management system and the relational database model.
  4. Understand data models using enhanced ER diagramming.
  5. Discuss the role of normalization in database design and normalize a set of tables up to 3rd normal form.
  6. Use SQL to create, query, and maintain relational tables.
  7. Perform basic database administration tasks.

Rationale for Inclusion

The course contributes to the following student outcomes and attributes:

(2) Analyze user requirements to design IT-based solutions.

(5) Use current computing techniques, skills and technologies.

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.

(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.

(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

(j) An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.

(k) An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems. [IT]

(m) An understanding of best practices and standards and their application. [IT]

(n) An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan. [IT]


Last updated: 6/17/2016

Department of Information Technology • P.O. Box 8150 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-4848