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MAT3201 Operations Research 2

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022


Pre-requisite: MAT1200 or MAT2200 or Students must be enrollled in one of the following Programs: MSCN or GDSI


Decision making under conditions of uncertainty, or in competitive environments, or in situations in which variables of interest evolve through time is enhanced by the application of specialised operations research techniques. This course emphasises the applications of deterministic, probabilistic and simulation techniques to problems which arise in complex decision making. The course is of special interest to those concerned with management, organizational systems, production/manufacturing systems and communication networks.

This course requires students to be capable of applying managerial control techniques to the outputs of projects; to understand the implications of decision making under uncertainty; to formulate and solve dynamic programming models; to model and solve queueing and inventory problems. Concepts in simulation are developed through the design of probabilistic simulation models for inventory and queueing problems. The oncampus offering of this course is normally available only in odd years. The external offering of this course is available yearly.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022