OS3006 Operations Research for Cost Analysts

This course is a survey of operations research techniques. Spreadsheet analysis using Excel is applied to problem solving using methods in decision theory, linear programming, network flow, simulation, queuing, forecasting, and project management techniques. Students will practice defining a problem, formulating a model, attaining a solution and evaluating the results using operations research techniques. Subject Matter Experts in cost estimation will provide an overview and background in cost estimation. Cost estimation examples are provided as part of homework exercises. Prerequisites: None.

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