OPRE 253

Operations Research

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

This course is not offered in 2016.

15 points

One of (MATH 141, 142, 151, 161, 177) or a comparable background in Mathematics;
OPRE 251


Course outline for 2014 available week 1 of the trimester.

Course outline 2013  (PDF Icon 94 KB). All PDF documents require Acrobat Reader.
Either internal assessment 40% and final examination 60%, or final examination 100%