Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures and practice classes.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week, 1 x one hour practice class per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Plus one of
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Students may only gain credit for one of
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorProf Peter Forrester, Prof Peter Taylor
Second Year Coordinator
This subject introduces the essential features of operations research methods, and also introduces the area of discrete mathematics as applied to social sciences. Operations research topics include mathematical modelling, linear programming, simplex and revised simplex methods, and duality theory. Discrete mathematics topics include scheduling, voting, fair division and bargaining. The subject material has a common theme of applications of mathematics in realistic settings encountered in the business world, industry and day-to-day life.
On completion of this subject, students should:
Four written assignments due at regular intervals during semester amounting to a total of up to 50 pages (20%), and a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (80%).
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
In addition to learning specific skills that will assist students in their future careers in science, they will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any future career path. These include
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
A basic knowledge of Matlab such as would be gained by completing any of the following subjects will be assumed.
Bachelor of Science |
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