2020 Modeling in OR

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Graduate 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

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

Class flow

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

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 modeling, practical task, group work, presentation We instruct in each class

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


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.


Students who have taken "modeling and OR" cannot take this lecture.

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