61145 Operational Research

Course Description

This course is concerned with introducing students to quantitative techniques for decision- making , the purpose of this course is to enable students to gain knowledge and appreciate of quantitative techniques which have proved valuable in various levels and aspects of management , the techniques covered are : Linear programming, Assignment problem, marker process, decision theory, queuing theory, and game theory.

Learning Objective

  • The objectives of this course are:
  • 1. To introduce the students how to use variables for formulating complex mathematical models in management science industrial engineering and transportation science.
  • 2. To provide the students with opportunity of using various software package for solving linear programming and integer programming models
  • 3. To introduce the students to the use of basic methodology for the solution of linear programs and integer programs
  • 4. To introduce the students to the basic concepts of polyhedral theory and valid inequalities and how to integrate the theory to the solution methods for integer programming
  • 5. To introduce the students to the advanced methods for large scale transportation and assignment problems



Books for this Course

  • Operations Research: Applications and Algorithms 2003, Winston, W. L., Duxbury Press

Times Offered

  • September 2014
  • January 2015

Course Prerequisite