Operations research is scientific decision-making, based on the formulation, analysis and optimisation of decision models. Topics will be chosen from: decision making under uncertainty, utility theory, game theory, inventory models, project management, network models, linear, integer, dynamic and stochastic programming and modelling of optimisation problems. A computer package will be used to formulate, solve and interpret simple models. No previous computer programming experience is required.
Taught by the School of Maths Statistics & Operations Research, part of the Faculty of Science
Course outline for 2014 available week 1 of the trimester.
Course outline 2013 ( 94 KB). All PDF documents require Acrobat Reader.
Either internal assessment 40% and final examination 60%, or final examination 100%
Coordinator: Mark Johnston.
Teaching dates 3rd March 2014 - 20th April 2014
Teaching dates 5th May 2014 - 8th June 2014