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The following courses are offered by Engineering Online, the Distance Education Division of NC State's College of Engineering. The SEMESTER notation indicates past and tentative future scheduling.


COURSE   TITLE SEMESTER
OR 501   Introduction to Operations Research (also offered as ISE 501) Fall
OR Approach: modeling, constraints, objective and criterion. Problems of multiple criteria, optimization, model validation and systems design. OR Methodology: mathematical programming; activity networks; dynamic programming; Markov processes; queuing theory. Examples: OR Applications: production planning and scheduling; service systems; health care delivery; Waiting line problems: single and multiple servers with Poisson input and output. Project management through PERT-CPM. 3 credit hours

OR 505   Linear Programming (also offered as ISE 505) Fall
Introduction including: applications to economics and engineering; geometric interpretations; optimality conditions; simplex method; interior-point methods; sensitivity and post-optimality analysis; dual problem and duality theory; polyhedral sets and cones, including their convexity and separation properties and dual representations; robust linear optimization. 3 credit hours

OR 579   Introduction to Computer Performance Modeling (also offered as CSC/ECE 579) Spring
This course focuses on the mathematical techniques and procedures required in performance modeling of computer and communication systems. The major mathematical elements of applied probability, stochastic processes, especially Markov chains, and elementary queuing theory, including an introduction to queuing networks, will be discussed. 3 credit hours

OR 591   Simulation Modeling with SIMO Spring, Summer
This course concentrates on construction and use of discrete-event simulation models using the SIMIO software. The course will develop methods for modeling and analyzing problems employing visualization through 3D animation and other graphical displays, the application of object-based simulation to create models, and the use of object-oriented concepts to extend models and enhance re-usability. 3 credit hours