This course is discontinued

INF3180 – Advanced database systems

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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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Formal prerequisite knowledge

INF1050 – Systems Development (continued) /INF 102 and INF3100 – Database Systems (continued) / INF4100 – Database systems (discontinued) /INF 212.

Recommended previous knowledge


Overlapping courses

10 credits with INF4180 and 9 credits with INF 312/UNIKI 330/UNIKI-MDS/IN-MDS


Three hours of lectures and problem solving sessions per week. The students must hand in and pass obligatory tasks before they are admitted to take the exam.


Oral examination, written examination will be given if there are many students attending the course. Graded marks.


Note that the first lecture is compulsory. The subject is regarded equal to INF312 and INF4180 when practicing exam regulations.

Facts about this course


INF3180 will from autumn 2004 be taught for master students with the code INF5100 – Advanced database systems (continued).


Questions on exam should be referred to the student administration.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)