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MATH6119 Case Studies

Module Overview

The first case study is run by a company over one day and focuses on the modelling of a problem that is of current interest. The second case study runs over four days and requires a complex problem to be solved. The techniques used to tackle the problems may be drawn from many of the modules previously studied. The time constraints are such that good teamwork skills are needed to complete the work to a satisfactory standard by the deadline.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To develop the skills required for project work in operational research. Students work in small groups on complex practical problems

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Developing skills in modelling and solving a problem of a practical nature, teamwork, time management and communication.

Syllabus

Developing skills in modelling and solving a problem of a practical nature, teamwork, time management and communication.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Semester 1: Lectures Semester 2: Lectures

TypeHours
Independent Study60
Teaching15
Total study time75

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

Course texts are provided by the library and there are no additional compulsory costs associated with the module

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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