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Code IE 301
Term 201801
Title Deterministic Models in Operations Research
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Industrial Engineering(IE)
SU Credit 4
ECTS Credit 8.00 / 7.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Tonguc Unluyurt,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
(only for SU students)
ENS208 MATH201
Mode of Delivery Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Recitation
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Discussion based learning,Project based learning,Task based learning

Elements of problem solving and algorithmic design; use of numerical analysis and linear algebra to solve manufacturing and service systems engineering problems; linear programming and related topics like simplex techniques; computer software that help implementing the models and solving the problems.


This course introduces a range of models and applications from the field of operations research for improved decision-making. The intent is to provide an understanding and appreciation of the use of models in decision-making and to introduce a set of quantitative tools that have been successfully applied for modeling decision processes. The course concentrates on basic deterministic models and related solution techniques

Learning Outcome

Model linear decision problems into an integer or continuous linear programming model.
Solve linear programming problems by means of the primal and dual simplex methods and be able to decide under which conditions one should apply which method.
Have a basic knowledge of the concept of duality in linear programming and its consequences.
Have a basic knowledge of how to solve integer linear programming problems by means of branch and bound.
Have a basic understanding of network models

Programme Outcomes
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 1
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 1
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 2
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 2
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 3
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 4
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 3
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 1
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 2
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 1
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 1
Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Comprehend key concepts in biology and physiology, with emphasis on molecular genetics, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology as well as advanced mathematics and statistics. 1
2 Develop conceptual background for interfacing of biology with engineering for a professional awareness of contemporary biological research questions and the experimental and theoretical methods used to address them. 1
Materials Science and Nano Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 1
2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 1
3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 1
Computer Science and Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer system, component, or algorithm to meet desired needs and to solve a computational problem. 3
2 Demonstrate knowledge of discrete mathematics and data structures. 2
3 Demonstrate knowledge of probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to computer science and engineering. 1
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 35
Midterm 50
Exam 10
Group Project 5
Recommended or Required Reading

W.L. Winston, Operations Research, 4th Ed., Cengage Learning

Optional Readings

F.S. Hillier, G.J. Lieberman, Introduction to Operations Research, McGraw Hill.
R.L., Rardin, Optimization in Operations Research, Prentice Hall,
H.A. Taha, Operations Research: an Introduction, Prentice Hall, Prentice,
W.L. Winston, S. Christian Albright, Practical Management Science: Spreadsheet Modeling and Applications, Duxbury Press