Working with Database Systems


The practical course database systems lets students learn how to deploy database systems in practice, as a supplement to the different lectures on database technology. The participants will work in selected projects with commercial (object-)relational and XML database technology. Furthermore, database design will be practised with real-world examples.

The following projects are planned for the course:

  • Accessing databases, in particular from user programs, 
  • data management with non-conventional database technology, 
  • database design. 

Working in teams is another important aspect of all projects.


In the practical course, the knowledge from the lecture “Deployment of Database Systems” is reinforced on a practical level. The focus is on database-application programming, the usage of interactive query languages and database design. Furthermore, the students should learn to work in teams in order to work on various projects successfully.