MXB232 Introduction to Operations Research

Operations Research (OR) is a mathematical approach to decision making. The predominant goal of OR is to determine how best to design, operate, manage, and predict behaviour of complex systems. The cornerstone of OR is formulating and solving mathematical or computational models to extract the best, or optimal, decisions. The purpose of this introductory unit is to introduce students to foundational OR methods and techniques to solve management and optimisation problems. It provides the theoretical foundation for future studies in OR and builds upon earlier studies in linear algebra. This unit aims to develop students’ ability to apply various OR methods, algorithms, and techniques in the solution of practical, real-world problems in contexts such as the environment, agriculture, industry, finance, and healthcare.

Unit information

Unit code
MXB232
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Mathematical Sciences
Study area
Science and mathematics
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Gardens Point
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2020: $1,190
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $3,348
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $4,008
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
MXB106
Equivalents
MAB315

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
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Co-requisites
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Equivalents
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Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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