Seminar Simulation as Decision Support
Exam number: 6622
Semester: from 2nd semester
Duration of the module: One semester
Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective
Frequency of module offer: Each winter semester
Prerequisites: None. Maximum 15 participants.
Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.
Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder
Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder, Fanny Hein
Language of teaching: English
ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6
Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.): 45 h; self-study: 135 h
Contact hours (per week in semester): 3
Methods and duration of examination:
Successful preparation of a seminar paper including the implementation and analysis of a small simulation model of 10-15 pages (and a 20-30 min. presentation of the results of the paper)
Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme
Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
The students will learn how conduct a simulation study including data collection, model development, simulation experiments, and analyzes and interpretation of the results.
Contents of the module:
This seminar gives an introduction into the field of discrete-event simulation. The basic principles of a simulation study will be discussed and explained using the software AnyLogic by XjTek. In the practical part the students will have to perform a small simulation study on a production or service process.
Teaching and learning methods:
Special features (e.g. percentage of online-work, practice, guest speaker, etc.):
Lecture notes and additional material are provided online. Learning a state-of-the-art multi-purpose simulation software.
Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
t.b.a. (depends on specific simulation topic of the seminar)
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.