Apr 20, 2018  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

Database Technology (Graduate Certificate)

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This program is geared toward programmers and software professionals who wish to acquire a systematic education in database technology. It provides a solid anchoring in state-of-the-art database technology and trains its students to become database application developers or database administrators. A bachelor’s degree is required.

The candidates should have substantial programming experience; knowledge of databases is not expected.

The certificate requires 12 credit hours (4 courses).


These courses provide a thorough introduction to relational and object-relational databases, SQL, indexing, concurrency and recovery, and the design of user interfaces for database applications. Each student also selects one advanced database elective, depending on specific interests.

Students may select one advanced elective (among 

  CS 639 XML and Semi-Structured Data on the Web , and CS 738 Data Mining ), depending on their specific interests.

Please note that CS 310 or its equivalent is a general prerequisite for all graduate courses in computer science.


For application materials please contact the Computer Science Department.

Prospective applicants will be invited for an interview with a faculty member to determine whether they have an appropriate background for the certificate. Admission to the certificate program is determined by a computer science faculty committee.

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