Department of Statistics

STATS 255 Introduction to Operations Research

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Below description edited in year: 2018

Points: 15

Prereqs: 15 points in Stage 1 Statistics or Mathematics

Restrictions: ENGSCI255

Credit: Final exam 60%; test 20%; assignment 20% or final exam 80%; assignment 20%, must obtain at least 50% overall and at least 45% in final exam to pass.

Textbooks: Course book purchased from Student Resource Centre.

For Advice: Geoffrey Pritchard (Email: | extn: 87400), David Smith (Email: | extn: 85390)

Taught: First Semester City, Second Semester City

Website: STATS 255 website

STATS 255 considers a range of practical operations research problems, including effective use of limited or valuable resources such as machines and personnel, understanding queues and simulation. The course is valuable for students interested in Commerce, Statistics, Mathematics, and Computer Science.
STATS 255 will emphasise the relationship between business and industrial applications and their associated Operations Research models. Computer packages will be used to solve practical problems.

Topics such as: linear programming, transportation and assignment models, network algorithms, queues, inventory models, simulation, analytics and visualisation will be considered.

Although every reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy, this information for the course year (2019) is provided as a general guide only for students and is subject to alteration. All students enrolling at the University of Auckland must consult its official document, the University of Auckland Calendar, to ensure that they are aware of and comply with all regulations, requirements and policies.

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