Engineering

ECMM111 - Operational Research and Industrial Systems Modelling (2010)

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MODULE TITLEOperational Research and Industrial Systems Modelling CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM111 MODULE CONVENERProf David Zhang (Coordinator), Dr Mark Errington
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To provide an understanding of how manufacturing and service industries can be helped by mathematical modelling and computer simulation. In the OR section, the work concentrates on linear programming and simple queue models. In the simulation section, the work concentrates on simulation mechanisms and the construction and use of simulation models with practical examples.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Operational Research approach to modelling. Formulation of OR problem and case studies. Graphical modelling and solution. What if analysis of LP models. Transportation problems. Integer problems. Introduction to queue models. Steady state queues with one server. Steady state queues with several servers. Overview of applications and characterisation of simulation. Mechanisms of simulation. Construction of simulation models, modelling tools. Stochastic simulation with software. Simulation results analysis. Mini simulation projects with Witness.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 60 Written Exams 40 Practical Exams
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DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Fishman, G S Principles of Discrete Event Simulation John Wiley & Sons 1979 000-0-471-04395-8 [Library]
Set Taha, H,A Operations Research: An introduction 8th Prentice Hall 2011 978-0131360143 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined