Operations Research

2017-2018

Minor Program in Operations Research (OR)

The Operations Research minor consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Only three of these hours may be taken in the student's degree-granting department. Three of these hours must consist of a deterministic modeling course, three must consist of a stochastic modeling course, and no more than three must draw from a survey course (combining both stochastic and deterministic modeling).

The objectives of the minor are to supplement an engineering or applied science background with a formal approach to mathematical modeling that includes assessing and/or improving the performance of a system. Such a system could be naturally occurring or man-made. Examples of such systems are manufacturing lines, mines, wind farms, mechanical systems such as turbines and generators (or a collection of such objects), waste water treatment facilities, and chemical processes. The formal approach includes optimization, (e.g., linear programming, nonlinear programming, integer programming), decision analysis, stochastic modeling, and simulation.

Deterministic Modeling (minimum of one)

CSCI262DATA STRUCTURES3.0
CSCI404ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE3.0
CSCI406ALGORITHMS3.0
MATH406ALGORITHMS3.0
MATH332LINEAR ALGEBRA3.0
EBGN455LINEAR PROGRAMMING3.0
EENG307INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEMS3.0
EENG417MODERN CONTROL DESIGN3.0
MEGN502ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS3.0
MEGN588INTEGER OPTIMIZATION3.0

Stochastic Modeling (minimum of one)

EBGN459SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT3.0
EBGN461STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE3.0
EBGN528INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION3.0
EBGN560DECISION ANALYSIS3.0
MATH424INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS3.0
MATH438STOCHASTIC MODELS3.0
MNGN438GEOSTATISTICS3.0
PEGN438PETROLEUM GEOSTATISTICS3.0
MTGN450STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS3.0

Survey Course (Maximum of one)

EBGN325OPERATIONS RESEARCH3.0
MNGN433MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I3.0