Minor in Operational Research

The essential quality of operational research derives from the use of scientific inquiry into complex techno-economical systems, complemented by mathematical modeling, which emphasizes both goal seeking and open-systems aspects. It has found widespread applications in all sectors of government and the industry. The Operational Research Minor Program aims to provide an understanding of the techniques and methods of operational research as they are used in organizational decision-making. It will be of benefit to students who want to develop a more focused and systematic view of the work organization and its management.

The program requires six courses, two of which are electives.

Required Courses
IE251 LINEAR PROGRAMMING
IE252 NETWORK FLOWS AND INTEGER PROGRAMMING
IE265 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
IE266 ENGINEERING STATISTICS

Two of the Following Courses
IE361 STOCHASTIC MODELS IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH
IE372 SIMULATION
IE451 DECISION ANALYSIS
IE452 MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND APPLICATIONS
IE453 TOPICS IN OPTIMIZATION
IE454 NETWORK FLOWS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
IE455 AN INTRODUCTION TO COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS
IE456 NETWORK ROUTING
IE462 PROBABILISTIC RELIABILITY AND MAINTENANCE
IE489 SYSTEMS THINKING
IE492 DECISION MAKING IN HEALTH CARE 
IE4907 SPECIAL TOPICS IN IE: MULTI-OBJECTIVE COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION
IE4909 ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION METHODS IN FINANCE
IE4910 SPECIAL TOPICS IN IE: GAME THEORY AND ECONOMIC DECISION ANALYSIS
IE4912 SPECIAL TOPICS IN IE: STOCHASTIC OPTIMIZATION WITH APPLICATIONS
Any other course approved by the department