This unit develops skills in the optimization of real-life deterministic or probabilistic systems, and is particularly useful for students interested in careers in Engineering, Management, Finance, Economics and Teaching. Topics from: Deterministic and Probabilistic Operations Research Models, with the focus on developing the ability to solve practical problems using MATLAB and other numerical tools. Probability, Deterministic Dynamic Programming, Probabilistic Dynamic Programming, Queueing Theory, and Simulation. Throughout this course, you will develop problem-solving and analytical skills. You will learn to apply a range of Operations Research models to practical problems which involve decision-making and planning.
|Unit name||Operations Research 3|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Malgorzata O'Reilly|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Construct suitable operations research models for a range of real-world situations.
- Apply problem-solving and analytical techniques for the numerical analysis of real-world problems.
- Read and communicate in relevant mathematical language and notation.
- Supply and use formal definitions and properties of fundamental mathematical structures encountered in the unit.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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PrerequisitesAny Intermediate unit in Mathematics
|Assessment||Assignment (7.5%)|Assignment (7.5%)|Assignment (7.5%)|Examination (70%)|Assignment (7.5%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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