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Module Detailed Information for [MA4260]
Academic Year : 2017/2018 Semester : 2
Correct as at 30 Mar 2018 04:27

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Module Information
Module Code :
MA4260 IVLE
Module Title : Stochastic Operations Research
Module Description : This is a stochastic operations research module and has many applications in production planning, warehousing and logistics. This module gives an introduction on how operations research models (with emphasis on optimization models) are formulated and solved. Many inventory and queuing models are derived to cater for different situations and problems in the real world. The solutions of these models can be obtained analytically. The tools of dynamic programming, heuristics and simulation are also introduced to derive the solutions. Major topics: The basic economic order quantity model and its extension. Dynamic lot sizing models. Inventory models with uncertain demands: single-period decision models, continuous review and periodic review policies. Recent developments in inventory theory. Modelling arrival and service processes. Basic queuing models. Cost considerations in queuing models. Queuing network. Simulation of inventory and queuing models.
Module Examinable : -
Exam Date : 08-05-2018 EVENING
Modular Credits : 4
Pre-requisite : {MA2216 or ST2131 or ST2334} and {MA3236 or MA3252 or DSC3214 or DSN3701}
Preclusion : ISE students.
Module Workload (A-B-C-D-E)* : 3-1-0-0-6
Remarks : Nil
* A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week


Lecture Time Table
Class TypeWeek TypeWeek DayStartEndRoom
SL1 LECTUREEVERY WEEKMONDAY16001800S14-0619,
SL1 LECTUREEVERY WEEKTHURSDAY16001800S14-0619,

Tutorial Time Table
Attention: The tutorial timetables could be updated from time to time. Students are advised to check regularly for the latest update on the change of tutorial timing.
Class TypeWeek TypeWeek DayStartEndRoom Iteration
T01 TUTORIALEVERY WEEKWEDNESDAY9001000S17-0512,
Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 2].
T02 TUTORIALEVERY WEEKFRIDAY9001000S17-0404,
Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 2].





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