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INF-3701 Advanced database systems - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Type of course

The course can be taken as a singular master's-level course.

Course contents

The course covers advanced database system topics, and includes a selection of data management solutions that support environments where traditional centralized database systems cannot provide a suitable solution. 

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester and 1 October for the spring semester.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements: Higher Education Entrance Requirement + Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar education. The Bachelor degree must contain a specialization in Computer Science worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits. Application code: 9371 - Singular courses at master's level

Objective of the course

Knowledge: The student has knowledge of

Skills: The student has ability to

General competence: The student has competence to

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 30 hours, Colloquium: 30 hours, Guidance: 30 hours. This course is given every spring semester.


A 4 hour final written exam counting 100%. Approved assignments give access to the final written exam.

Course requirements: The coursework includes up to 3 written assignments graded "Approved" / "Not approved". Oral presentation of the assignments and demonstrations of a working system can in special cases be claimed by the course responsible.

Grading scale: Letter grades A-E, F - Fail.

Re-sit examination: It will not be given a re-sit exam in the teaching free semester for this course, unless a postponed exam already is arranged (conditional re-sit exam). To get access to the exam in the teaching free semester the student must have passed the course requirements.

Postponed examination: Given early in teaching free semester. It will be arranged a 4 hour written exam counting 100%. To get access to the exam in the teaching free semester the student must have passed the course requirements.

For further details see: Utfyllende bestemmelser for eksamener ved Fakultet for naturvitenskap og teknologi (only in Norwegian)  |  Regulations for examinations at the UiT (only in Norwegian)

Date for examination

Take-home exam hand out date 20.05.2021 hand in date 20.05.2021

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

INF-8701 Advanced database systems 4 stp
Lectures Spring 2021
First attendance: Tuesday January 15th 2019 at 11:15 in REALF A010
Lectures prof. Randi Karlsen
prof. Ludwig Alexander Horsch
f.aman. Chiara Bordin
Colloquium 1 stip. Pietro Randine
Colloquium 2 stip. Yigit Can Dündar
Colloquium 3 For students that can't be on campus stip. Yigit Can Dündar
stip. Pietro Randine