Operations Research Methods

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Operations Research Methods

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science, Research Methodology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    7.5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    5
  • Overview

    Description
    The purpose of this module is to introduce the fundamentals of the field of engineering and scientific practice of Operations Research. In this module students will develop knowledge and skills in formulating and analysing mathematical models for deterministic and stochastic optimisation problems subject to a set of constraints with particular emphasis on manufacturing planning problems. Students will participate in the following learning activities: they will attend weekly lectures and tutorials, participate in a group assignment and present for end of semester examination 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Formulate a mathematical model consisting of an objective function and a set of constraints to represent an optimisation problem
    2. Solve deterministic Operations Research problems such as linear programming, integer programming, dynamic programming and inventory control problems using appropriate algorithms
    3. Conduct sensitivity analysis of the solutions derived from solving linear progamming problems
    4. Solve stochastic Operations Research problems such as stochastic inventory control, markovian analysis and queuing theory problems using appropriate algorithms
    5. Develop and solve optimisation models using MS Excel Solver