INF5100 – Advanced database systems

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

This course is devoted to new database technology with emphasis on object orientation. The focus is mainly on the data modelling aspect. Other aspects handled are, e.g., transaction management, active mechanisms, and heterogeneous database management systems. The course provides a picture of existing database systems and concrete perspectives and is intended for the potential user of new database systems.

Learning outcome

The course gives an overview of motivation and background of the new developments, and is intended as an introduction to the most important advances with respect to the classical relational database systems.


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A maximum of 60 students (INF5100 and INF9100 alltogether).


  1. Masterstudents inInformatics: Programming and Networks who have the course approved in their study plan
  2. Masterstudenter in Informatics-programs who have the course approved in their study plan
  3. Masterstudents in Mat.Nat-faculty who have the course approved in their study plan
  4. Masterstudents in Informatics-programs
  5. Others

Overlapping courses

10 credits with INF3180 – Advanced database systems (discontinued)/INF4180 – Advanced database systems (discontinued), 9 credits with INF 312/UNIKI 330/UNIKI-MDS/IN-MDS


3 hours of lectures per week. The course includes mandatory assignments. Rules for mandatory assignments.


Oral examination. All mandatory assignments have to be accepted in order to take the exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: INF312 and INF3180/INF4180


It is strongly recommended to attend the first lecture since it will be given important information.

Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

Autumn 2019 and last time Autumn 2020

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)