2016 OR and Modeling

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Undergraduate major in Industrial Engineering and Economics
Mizuno Shinji  Nakata Kazuhide  Ikura Yoshiro 
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Course description and aims

This course studies modeling of real problems in operations research. Students exercise on real problems by using modeling language. In the final group work, they need to find a real problem, which can be solved by applying operations research, and they give a oral presentation of the results.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:
1. Have acquired fundamental skills of modeling
2. Be able to write simple programs for modeling language.
3. Have gained experience in project management involving planning, scheduling, and control
4. Have developed communication and presentation skills


Operations Research, Modeling

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Students then get to work on the project in groups of one to three. At the end of the course, students give a presentation on their achievements.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Intoroduction to modeling We instruct in each class


None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials can be found on OCW-i

Assessment criteria and methods

The levels of attainment of student learning outcomes 1–2 (reports): 60%
The level of attainment of student learning outcomes 3-4 (presentation skills, presentation materials, and performance inthe question and answer session): 40%

Related courses

  • IEE.A206 : Operations Research
  • IEE.A330 : Advanced Operations Research

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

"IEE.A206 : Operations Research" and "IEE.A330 : Advanced Operations Research" are desirable.

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