Draft contents of the course
Prof. Jaakko Kujala and Post Doc Researcher Farzad Pargar, Industrial engineering and management
Upon completion the student can explain the essential concepts related to simulation and modelling. He/she understand strengths and weaknesses of different simulation methods. The student is able to define objectives for a simulation project, to select appropriate simulation methods, and to design and implement a simple simulation project. He /she can apply simulation in the context of academic research and for solving practical problems to support decision making
In the course different methods of simulation and modelling such as cellular automata, agent-based modelling, system dynamic simulation and process / discrete event simulation are applied in the context of complex socio-tecnical systems. Both theoretical aspects of using simulation as a research methods, as well practical application how to design and implement simulation models are covered. Anylogic simulation and modelling software is used as a practical tool.
Mode of delivery
Pre-reading material, face-to-face teaching, hands-on exercises
Learning activities and teaching methods
Face-to-face teaching including hand-on exercises (20h), pre-lecture reading material & home assignment to design a simple conceptual simulation model
Doctoral students who are interested understanding and/or applying simulation to study complex socio-technical systems.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended or required reading
Pre-lecture reading material will be provided before the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Active participation in lectures and individual home assignment
The course utilizes grading scale pass/fail
Prof. Jaakko Kujala
Students are expected to bring their own computers to the course and to install a free Personal Learning Edition (PLE) of Anylogic software before the first lecture. Instructions how to download and install software will be given before first lecture.
Times and Places
- Monday March 9, 2020: 12.00-16.00 in Lecture Room TM 103, Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu
- Tuesday March 10, 2020: 12.00-16.00, in Lecture Room TM 107, Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu
- Wednesday March 11, 2020: 12.00-16.00, in Lecture Room TH 105, Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu
- Thursday March 12, 2020: 12.00-17.00, in Lecture Room TM 113, Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu
- Friday March 13, 2020: 12.00-15.00, in Lecture Room TM 103, Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu
Last updated: 5.2.2020