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 Mathematics and Statistics, part of the Faculty of Science
This course is not offered in 2016.
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%