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MA3605 - Operations Research and Modelling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

This subject describes mathematical techniques applied to real world problems. Topics will be chosen from: the non-linear oscillator, traffic flow problems, population models, the simplex method, integer programming, network flow problems, general linear programming and transportation problems.

Learning Outcomes

  • an understanding of how real world problems involving optimisation and problems from science and engineering can be solved using mathematical techniques;
  • to become familiar with and apply commercial software packages to real world problem solving.
Prerequisites: MA2000 AND (MA2100 OR MA2201)
MA3501 MA3601 MA3050


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Mr Patrick Higgins.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (10%); assignments (15%); project (15%).

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