CS3431. Database Systems I
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General Instructions

    1- Homeworks will be done individually.
    2- Projects will be done in teams of two.

Late Submission Policy

    1- One-day late submission is accepted with 15% off the max grade.
    2- Beyond that, no late submission is accepted.
    ** This policy may slightly change for some HWs in the case the instructor needs to post the solution early.e.g., before an exam.

Post Date
Due Date
Special Instructions
Homework 1
Jan. 17, 2017
Jan. 26, 2017 (4:00 pm)
Covers ER and Relational Models
Homework 2
Jan. 26, 2017
Feb. 02, 2017 (4:00 pm)
Covers Mapping, Algebra
Homework 3
Feb. 21, 2017
Feb. 28, 2017  (4:00 pm)
Covers FDs and Normalization

The project is divided into phases, the deadline of each phase may change depending on the course progress.
Note: The instructions for each phase will be out as we progress in the class.


Project Phases
Post Date
Due Date
Special Instructions
Phase 1
Jan. 20, 2017
Jan. 30, 2017 (4:00 pm)
Covers ER & Relational Models
Phase 2
Feb. 2, 2017
Feb. 14, 2017 (11:59 PM) Covers SQL queries
Phase 3
Feb. 16, 2017
Feb. 26, 2017 (11:59 PM) Covers Advanced SQL & JDBC

Grading Policy

Items Percentage
Final Exam
Homework and project assignment descriptions will be available from the course web site. Students are expected to view/download the assignments. Failing to check the course web site is not an acceptable excuse for late submission, or missing exams. For projects, you must be able to submit your source code.

Discussion Board
Please use the discussion board available at blackboard.wpi.edu.

Academic Honesty Policy

Unless explicitly noted, all work is to be done on an individual basis. You are encouraged to discuss with others about ideas and material in the course, in preparing for exams, in understanding homework problems, project statements etc. However, all homework solutions, exams are to be written individually, and the solutions should be your own. Projects requiring teamwork, you are required to solve the problem with your partner/(s), and not with other teams.

Any violation of the WPI's guidelines for academic honesty will result in no credit for the course and referral to the Student Affairs Office. More information on definitions, responsibilities and procedures regarding the WPI academic honesty policy can be found here.