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Operations Research 3 KMA355




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
Unit code KMA355
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Mathematics
Coordinator Associate Professor Malgorzata O'Reilly
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
010101 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • 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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Any Intermediate unit in Mathematics


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