CS348: Introduction to Database Management
Fall, 2018

NOTE: There are two tutorials on Wednesday, December 12th, and Thursday, December 13th, that will take place in RCH 307 from 3pm to 4pm.



Grant Weddell
Office: DC 3346; Phone: x34463
Office hours: Tuesdays, from 11:00am to noon.
Xiao Meng
Office hours: Mondays, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, in MC 4065.

Chang Ge
Office hours: Tuesdays, from noon to 1:00pm, in MC 4065.

Ahmed Aljmiai
Office hours: Wednesdays, from 10:00am to 11:00am, in MC 4065.

Hemant Saxena
Office hours: Wednesdays, from 11:00am to noon, in MC 4065.

Georgios Michalopoulos
Office hours: Wednesdays, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, in MC 4065.

Michael Azmy
Office hours: Thursdays, from noon to 1:00pm, in MC 4065.

Amine Mhedhbi
Office hours: Fridays, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, in MC 4065.

Nalin Chhibber
Office hours: Fridays, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, in MC 4065.





Requests for remarking assignment submissions can be made by sending email to the the Instructional Support Coordinator at ddvorski@uwaterloo.ca.


  • The midterm will take place for all students who have not made special arrangements at 4:30pm on Friday, November 2nd. Note that the duration is 80 minutes, and that the midterm itself is a closed book examimation. An example of a midterm that Professor Weddell has given in the past is here. Except for the second part of the third question that requires deriving a relational schema from a given ER schema, all questions are on topics that might be tested.


  • The final exam will take place on Saturday, December 15th, at 9:00am in DC 1350 and DC 1351. You can download a sample of a final exam I have given for an ealier version of this course here.



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