CIS 515 University Database

CIS 515 University Database

Assignment 3: University Database
Due Week 3 and worth 120 points

A prestigious university has recently implemented a
consolidation strategy that will require it to centralize their
student records.
In order to move forward, the local university will need to
develop a data model that will retain student records and
perform various data extract transform and load (ETL)
Imagine that you have been hired as a database consultant to
assist in the development of a data design strategy for the
student records.

You met with various university subject matter experts and have
determined the following after performing various business
analysis processes:

· Faculty groups are divided by core competencies that the
university offers. For example, there are
groups such as the Art Faculty, Computer Technology Faculty,
Language Faculty, and Science Faculty. Each faculty member has
an assigned Dean and is designated to teach at one particular
campus and school. They are able to teach
as many courses as required.

· Courses are categorized by course code and title. Certain courses have
prerequisites and the university has asked for this to be
cataloged as well.

· There are various schools within each campus. For example, the Los
Angeles campus holds the following schools: School of Science,
School of Law, and School of Computer Technology. Additionally, each
school offers different professional study programs such as
Forensic Computer Science, Marine Biology, Business Management,
and Civil Engineering to name a few.

· The study path for students requires that they be enrolled in
a specific professional study program. The professional study
program requires the students to complete a specific set of
core courses. The
university also requires that an online grade book be
available. The
online grade book should show grades awarded to students for
specific courses and the term they completed the course.

· The university identifies each student by his or her name,
date of birth, social, and professional study program.

Using these findings, write a three to four (3-4) page paper in
which you:

1. Analyze the
university’s requirements and provide a proposal to organize
all the required data elements. The proposal should
include the following:

1. Provide an
Entity Relationship Model (ERM) that will describe the data
structure that will store all data elements.Note:
The graphically depicted solution is not included in the
required page length.

2. Describe any
assumptions or limitations for each relationship. For example, professors
are able to teach more than one course or students can only be
enrolled in one program.

2. Create the
primary key and foreign keys using a UML Class diagram for each

3. Suggest at
least four (4) types of business intelligence reports that
could help the university in course management, student
enrollment, or historical tracking. Support your answer by
providing specific business functions that these reports could
assist executives of the university.

4. As an
alternative for development of the database, you are
considering outsourcing the functions above. Research the Internet
and other media sources for vendors who develop registrar and
school management database systems.

1. Suggest three
(3) vendors that developed and are employing efficient
registrar and school management database systems and support
your reasons to choose from one (1) of these three (3)

2. Compare and
contrast the key aspects that each system offers. Examples of system
aspects include but not limited to cloud based, pricing model,
open source, etc.

CIS 515 University Database