Management and Information Technology


CMPT 41302

Systems Modelling and Simulation

Status : Elective
Pre-requisite : None Co-requisite : None

On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of modelling and simulation in manufacturing and service based applications.
  • Evaluate different options available when simulating systems.
  • Formulate a discrete-event simulation model of a selected system.
  • Use a simulation software package/language to simulate and analyze a system.
  • Analyze the results of a simulation and hence recommend appropriate solutions to the problem.

Simulation in management decision-making, Different categories of simulations, Concepts of discrete-event simulation, Construction of models: modelling issues, verification and validation of models, development of simulation models using selected software, analysis of results.

Lectures, in-class discussion of cases, self-study, laboratory sessions.
End-of-course exam, in-class assignments, mini-project.

  1. Kelton, W D,Sadowski, R P and Sturrock, D T (2009),Simulation with Arena, 5th Edition, McGraw Hill.
  2. Marvin, S S, Sameer, K and Charu, C (2005),Process Analysis and Improvement, McGraw Hill.
  3. Jerry, B, John, S C, Barry, L, N and David, M N (2007),Discrete Event Systems Simulation, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall.
  4. Doron, A P (2011),Software reliability methods, Springer.