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IB320 - Simulation

  • Module code: IB320
  • Module name: Simulation
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Simulation is one of the most commonly used operational research methods for analysing complex operational/ industrial problems. This module will focus on discrete event simulation. You will learn the theoretical underpinnings of the methods and the range of applications for which they are useful. You will gain practical experience in problem solving using commercial simulation software.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to: understand the nature and application of discrete-event simulation and know how to experiment with it; use experimental design techniques and related statistical tests; work out how to analyse data and present it in an intelligible form; develop a working knowledge of a discrete-event simulation software package; work in groups to solve problems cooperatively; communicate effectively.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 lecture hours per week for 8 weeks, 1 class per week from week 3 until the end of term

Departmental link

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IB320-12)
D (Assessed/examined work) Group work 40%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 60%
15 CATS (Module code: IB320-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Group work 40%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (F3N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (F3ND) - Year 4
  • Chemistry and Business Studies(with Intercalated Year) (FN12) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (with Intercalated Year) (G5NA) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Computer and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (GN5A) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate International Business (N140) - Year 4
  • BSc in Management (N201) - Year 3