Computer Simulation and Modelling

Course code MECH6890Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Presents advanced topics in industrial systems modelling, simulation, management and integration presented as a process for problem resolution, policy crafting and decision making.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004
ObjectivesThe objective of this course is to provide advanced concepts of systems engineering and management which is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, equipment, and energy. It is presented on computer modelling and simulation perspectives and emphasis is placed on developing engineering management problem solving skills. The first part of the course covers such topics as systems approach, problem solving process, models and model building, applications of simulation, introduction to graphical modelling framework, and network modelling. The second part provides advanced concepts of model building and computer simulation. Emphasis is placed on strengthening modelling, decision making, and problem solving skills by providing a number of problem examples facing industry, commerce, government and society that illustrate procedures for modelling systems with limited resources (both human and technical), breakdowns, uncertainties, and complex logic and decision structures.

Systems engineering
Models and model building
Graphical modelling
Network modelling
Engineering problems solving skills
Content1. Decision making process
2. Simulation process
3. Models and systems
4. Uncertainty in decision making
5. Discrete and continuous systems
6. Applications of systems modelling and simulation
7. A unified modelling framework
8. Network modelling
9. Queueing systems
10. Control systems
11. Resources allocation
12. Inventory systems
13. Traffic systems
14. PERT network analysis
15. Simulation support systems
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePostgraduate enrolment
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassOpen Book
Other: (please specify)Computer modelling assignments
ProjectsIndividual term project
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term