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Below is information about three Industrial Engineering
simulation courses:
IE 580: Systems Simulation
IE 581: Simulation Design and Analysis
IE 680: Advanced Simulation Design and Analysis.
SCHEDULE
IE580 has been taught each fall semester.
IE581 is taught some spring semesters.
IE680 is taught occasionally.
In the near future,
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Fall 10 Spring 11 Fall 11 Spring 12
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IE 580 Wan -- ??? --
IE 581 -- Schmeiser -- ???
IE 680 -- -- ??? --
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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
IE 580 is the usual first course for IE students. It
emphasizes creating complex models of dynamic discrete-
event systems using commercial simulation software.
IE 581 is another first course. It emphasizes the view of
simulation as a statistical experiment, covering classic
ideas about random numbers, random variates, input
modeling, output analysis, and variance reduction, as
well as methods for next-event simulation of dynamic
discrete-event systems. Computer assignments in MSExcel
and C. Commercial simulation software, including
animation and visualization, is not discussed.
IE 680 considers the same topics as IE581, but at an advanced
level. Lectures, journal articles, class discussion,
presentations, project. Recently, the course has emphasized
stochastic optimization.
COURSE PREREQUISITES
The prerequisite structure is
IE 580
IE 581 ---> IE 680.
IE 581 and IE 580 are both introductions to simulation of
stochastic systems on digital computers; neither assumes the
other as a prerequisite or co-requisite. Both may be taken for
credit. Despite what the numbering system seems to imply,
IE 580 is not a prerequisite for IE 680.
All three courses require the equivalent of the undergraduate
IE courses in probability, statistics, and computer programming.
IE581 is an easy course for any student who has taken IE580
and has a good background in probability, statistics, and
computer programming. Many students in IE581 begin the
semester weak in one of these topics. If weak in more than
one topic, then don't take IE581.
IE580 helps with motivating the topics of IE581, but is not
a prerequisite. Most undergraduates taking only one course
choose IE580. For students planning to take both IE580 and
IE581, most students prefer to take IE580 first.
IE581 thinks of simulation as a way of doing probability
analysis by performing statistical experiments, so both
probability and statistic are central to the course. Many
IE581 lectures contain Greek letters. A solid understanding
of IE230, IE330, and IE336 is sufficient, although many
students have a deeper background.
IE581 assignments include both MSexcel and C. For the initial
C assignments, students are asked to modify existing code.
QUESTIONS
Do not hesitate to contact Professor Lawley
(malawley@purdue.edu), Professor Hong Wan (hwan@purdue.edu) or
me (bruce@purdue.edu) if you have questions.
Bruce
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Bruce W. Schmeiser gilbreth.ecn.purdue.edu/~bruce/
School of Industrial Engineering bruce@purdue.edu
Grissom Hall, Room 228 office: none
Purdue University cell: +1-765-491-8665
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2023 USA