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 Course module: 202000080
 202000080Simulation and Heuristics
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Course module202000080
Credits (ECTS)3
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. A. Asadi
Lecturer(s)
 Lecturer dr. A. Asadi Contactperson for the course dr. A. Asadi Examiner prof.dr.ir. E.C. van Berkum Lecturer prof.dr.ir. M.R.K. Mes Lecturer dr.ir. J.M.J. Schutten
Starting block
 2B
RemarksNOTE: Only for resits academic year 21-22 and earlier
Part of module 8 B-CE
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
 Aims
 body { font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial } table { font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial } After successful completion of this module component, the student is able to: describe the different types of simulation, their applicability, and how to setup a simulation study; understand the core principles of discrete event simulation (e.g., the event controller, random numbers, and warm-up period); define input for a simulation model (e.g., different statistical distributions) and design experiments (selection of the type of simulation, warm-up period, replications, combination of experimental factors, ranges, performance indicators, etc.); explain the concepts of (i) construction and improvement heuristics and (ii) local search heuristics.
 Content
 body { font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial } table { font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial } This is a part of Module 8, Modelling & Analysis of Stochastic Processes of the Bachelor Civil Engineering. See here for the complete description of this module. In the module component Simulation and Heuristics, students learn how to perform a simulation study and learn basic heuristic approaches for routing and scheduling. Regarding simulation, the goal is to learn about the principles of discrete event stochastic simulation to be able to conduct a simulation study focused on the improvement of business processes. Regarding heuristics, the goal is to learn how to apply priority rules and sampling to construct solutions, and how to apply local search to improve solutions. Additional information: Preferably, this module component needs to be followed in parallel with the component Project Simulation and Heuristics. External students who are interested in this elective: please contact Peter Jansen (coordinator-ce@utwente.nl)
 Module
 Module 8
 Participating study
 Bachelor Civil Engineering
Required materials
Book
 Robinson, S. (2014). Simulation: The Practice of Model Development and Use (2nd ed.). Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781137328021
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Lecture
 Presence duty Yes

Practical
 Presence duty Yes

Q&A
 Presence duty Yes

Self study without assistance
 Presence duty Yes

Tests
 Exam
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