UMBC              Spring 2002
CMSC461        Database Management Systems


Dr. Padma Mundur
Computer Science  & Electrical Engineering Department
Office : ECS 217
Phone : (410) 455 3019
Email :
Class homepage :
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays after class and by appointment

Teaching Assistant

Yong Rao
Office: ECS 334
Phone: (410) 455 2862
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00pm to 4:00pm  and by email

Meeting Time and Place
Tuesday and Thursday  1:00pm - 2:15 pm     Room ACIV 151

Important Dates
Midterm Exam : March 21, 2002  (class meeting time)
Final Exam :  May 16, 2002 (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
Project Due :  May 9, 2002
Last Day of Class: May 14, 2002

Academic Honesty

Each individual is responsible for his or her own homework. Under no circumstances should written or printed materials be shared. With respect to the project, I would like to see a healthy competition among teams to generate innovative ideas and come up with the best project at the end of the semester.  Photo IDs may be required for admission to exams.

By enrolling in this course, each student assumes the responsibilities of an active participant in UMBC's scholarly community in which everyone's academic work and behavior are held to the highest standards of honesty. Cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and helping others to commit these acts are all forms of academic dishonesty, and they are wrong.  Academic misconduct could result in disciplinary action that may include, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, suspension or dismissal. To read the full Student Academic Conduct Policy, consult the UMBC Student Handbook.

Homework1 -- Due February 26, beginning of class
Homework2 -- Due March 12, beginning of class
Project Groups
Oracle Info  (see this page for instructions on how to use your oracle account)
Recommended book for the project: Oracle PL/SQL 101 by Christopher Allen, Oracle Press.
Homework3 -- Due April 2, beginning of class
Homework4 -- Due April 23, beginning of class
Homework5 -- Due May 14, beginning of class
Final Exam Review Topics