Department of Informatics and Telematics

Simulation

ΥΠ24 - Simulation

General Information

School: Digital Technology

Department: Informatics and Telematics

Level: Undergraduate

Course Title: Simulation

Course id: ΥΠ24

Type: Core Course 

Semester: 6

Teaching and Examination Language: Greek

Is the course offered in Erasmus: Yes

Course web-page: 

Activities

Lectures (Theory): 3,0

Lab lectures: 2,0

ECTS credits: 5,0

Learning Outcomes

The objective of the course is the introduction to basic principles of Simulation and the exploration of modeling and simulation areas and techniques. Also, introduction to the art of model design and  performing simulation studies.

General Skills

-Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
-Adapt to new situations
-Make decisions
-Work autonomously
-Promoting free, creative and deductive reasoning

Course Content

Principles of simulation, discrete event simulation, simulation phases, types of simulation, discrete event simulation, object oriented simulation, input modeling and random number generation, model validation, model validation,, experimentation, output analysis, design and implementation simulation studies. Examples using Arena software

Learning and Teaching Methods - Evaluation

Teaching methods: face-to-face

Use of ICT: 

 

Course Organization

 

Activity

Semester work load

Lectures

39,0

Lab exercises

26,0

Individual of group projects

10,0

Lab report preparation

5,0

Thesis 

 

Independent Study

45,0

Total

125

Assessment

The course grade takes into account
- the final exam grade (60%), which comprises
  - Multiple choice questions
  - Problem solving
  - Critical evaluation of theoretical knowledge
- one compulsory assignment (40%).

Literature

  • A.M. Law, W.D. Kelton, Simulation Modeling and Analysis, McGraw Hill
    D. Kelton, Simulation with Arena, McGraw Hill
    B. Zeigler, H. Praehofer, T. Kim, Theory of Modeling and Simulation, Academic Press
    P. Fishwick, Simulation Model Design and Execution, Prentice Hall