707 Practicum: Data Management

707 Practicum: Data Management

  • Study programme and level: University degree programme Public sector governance 1st Cycle
  • 2nd or 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 20
  • Other forms of study: 70
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Mitja Dečman, PhD

1. Objectives and competences

The aims:

  • student understands and uses data modelling for data storage in computer database
  • student is able to use software tools for database management in real situations
  • student knows methods and tools for data querying and analysing
  • student know software tools for data transfer from database to web environment
  • student understands concepts of web presentation of data and information
  • student can break down and analyse web presentations.


  • student develops capabilities of usage of information and telecommunication technology for gathering, management and distribution of data.
  • Student develops capability of planning, analysing and restructuring of information systems.

2. Content

  • The impact of information technology on the process of gathering, analysis and presenting data and information
  • Crafting and implementing entity-relationship data models
  • Query languages for accessing and analysing data (SQL, QBE, and OLAP)
  • Practical exercises of building simple databases and formulating queries for accessing and analysing stored data
  • Introducing Web technologies and Web presentation approaches
  • Mark-up languages for presenting data on the Web (HTML and XML)
  • Practical implementation of simple Web presentations of data

3. Readings

  • DEČMAN, Mitja (2016). Praktikum: upravljanje s podatki, prosojnice. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana.
  • Kroenke, D., Auer, D. (2010) Database Concepts. Prentice Hall, Boston, ZDA. Izbrana poglavja, 150 str.
  • Baloh, P., Vrečar, P. (2013), Ob praktičnih primerih skozi Microsoft Office 2013, Ljubljana: Svetovanje in založništvo P. Baloh,  Izbrana poglavja, 120 str.
  • Rainer, R. K., Turban, Efraim, Potter, R. E. (2007) Introduction to information systems: supporting and transforming business, Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, cop. 2007, Izbrana poglavja, 411 str.
  • Monk, E., Brady, J., Coo, G. S., (2012), Problem Solving Cases in Microsoft Access and Excel, Cengage Learning, 304 str. Izbrana poglavja, 150 str.
  • Moodle

4. Intended learning outcomes


  • Knows and uses practical approach toward data modelling towards databases.
  • Knows office software tools and specific database management office tools.
  • Can independently develop a simple database and analytically manage data
  • Knows the concepts of web presentation of data and information.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • lecture
  • practical work in laboratory
  • e-learning

6. Assessment

  • written or spoken exam (40%)
  • practical exam (60%)