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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
SMAT5301 Simulation 5 ECTS
Organised by
Applied Mathematics
Person in charge
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Yury Nikulin
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2017–2018 X
Preceding studies
Basics of Optimization and Probability Theories

Learning outcomes

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This course brings together various principles and techniques used in simulation. It will cover basics from simulation methodology, including questions on experimental design and data analysis.
Some recent advances, such as object-oriented simulation, on-line simulation as well as parallel and distributed simulation will also be considered. Different real life applications across a large range of manufacturing and service industries will be pointed and scrutinized. The special focus will be given to discrete event simulation and comparison simulation versus optimization techniques.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h
Exercises 12 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Exercises Exercise(s)
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

1. Handbook of Simulation: Principles, Methodology, Advances, Applications, and Practice, Jerry Banks, Wiley-Interscience, 864p.

2. Simulation, Sheldon Ross, Elsevier, 298p.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
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