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Database Management System Track For Computer Science Students

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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Distance & Service Learning, K-12, Web & Work-Based Projects

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10.390.1 - 10.390.7



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Reza Sanati-Mehrizy

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Afsaneh Minaie

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Database Management System Track for Computer Science Students

Reza Sanati-Mehrizy Afsaneh Minaie Computing and Networking Engineering Department Sciences Department

Utah Valley State College Orem, Utah 84058


Utah Valley State College is a four year college with only undergraduate programs located in an area with many technology oriented business. In our Computer Science program, we offer only one database course titled “Database Theory”. Recently we have been examining the content of this database course to make sure that we are covering enough materials in this course. In this process, our database course syllabus has been compared to the course syllabi from several other universities and colleges. This comparison has shown that we basically have been teaching the same subjects as those who have only one database course in their curriculum.

Further study and curriculum comparison has shown that several other universities and colleges are offering more than one database course in their computer science program. The reason is that it is impossible to teach all the required subjects (theory, application, administration, etc.) in only one course. Also, experience indicates that the database job market expects our graduate to have enough expertise to be able to install and configure their Database Management System, write application programs, design their database, and maintain and administer their database system. Such an expectation requires the offering of more than one course in this area. Therefore, we have decided that it might be best to add a new area of specialization to our computer science program called the Database Management System track. The paper elaborates the detail content of the curriculum requirement for this Database Management System track in our computer science program.


Utah Valley State College (UVSC), located in Utah Valley, was founded in 1941. UVSC is a state college comprised of two interdependent divisions. The lower division embraces and preserves the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college, while the upper division consists of programs leading to baccalaureate degrees in areas of high community demand and interest1. Currently, UVSC offers 13 baccalaureate degrees. UVSC is the fastest growing college in the Utah System of Higher Education with over 23,000 students attending.

Proceeding of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2005, American Society for Engineering Education

Sanati-Mehrizy, R., & Minaie, A. (2005, June), Database Management System Track For Computer Science Students Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14533

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