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COMP 8571 - Selected Topics in Database

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

This course is focused on emerging object-oriented database technology. Object-oriented design and development is discussed with specific emphasis on database systems. Topics on handling large objects (LOBs) and database-web integration are also included.


60% in COMP 7071



This course was retired after the Fall 2019 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Design a database application following the object-oriented paradigm.
  • Explain how object-oriented database technology differs from relational and other database technologies.
  • Apply Oracle PL/SQL programming and explain Oracle object-oriented database features, using Oracle Object Types, References, Collections, and Object Views.
  • Explain design considerations for Oracle Objects and how objects are physically stored.
  • Explain use of Oracle LOB data type and managing LOBs.
  • Explain database-web integration concepts including business solutions using XML.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2010

Related Programs

COMP 8571 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  2. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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