Simulation - ZEIT8412

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Engineering & Information Technology @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZEIT8412 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Restricted to students enrolled in Graduate Diploma or Masters programs.

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course provides an understanding of the underlying concepts and theory together with an introduction to the practical application of simulation for gaining insight or providing experience. Simulation may be considered as the implementation of a model over time, thereby comprising both Modelling and Simulation (M&S), or, the use of an imitation of a real system, or part thereof. M&S is a problem-based discipline that assists in the delivery of complex systems. We take a system life cycle approach to understanding M&S. Major concepts of simulation are therefore introduced from two perspectives: the perspective of the multi-disciplinary domains involved in acquiring complex systems, and, the perspective of the multi-disciplinary domains involved in system utilisation. We also introduce the issues associated with acquiring M&S systems, as distinct from other system types. Issues related to simulation management and practical usage are identified. Systems are typically delivered through the instantiation of a project by an enterprise or business through the efforts of a number of different domains. Consequently, this course will be of interest to students from business management, project management, systems engineering, engineering, operations and support domains, all of whom might all be expected to be involved at various times and to varying degrees over the life cycle of the system.

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