Simulation Applications - ZEIT8413

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

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

Course Outline: ZEIT8413 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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The simulation application subject is designed to expose students to simulation design principles and options for different uses. The subject will go beyond the uses to explain how the design impact the use, how the methodology in the simulation engine impacts the result, and why an understanding of the use and the experimentation environment is key to the successful employment of simulation in practice. By concluding this subject, students would learn the use of simulation in the six domains: physical, information, cyber, cognitive, behavioural and social. In conjunction with the five military domains of land, sea, air, cyber and space, students will understand the use of simulation in defence, health, education, training, prediction, decision support, as thinking tools, for red teaming and for policy design.
More advanced discussions on experimentation using live, constructive and virtual simulations would expose students to design strategies, human factors, usability, and practical challenges in adopting simulation for decision making. The subject will conclude with explaining distributed simulations and simulation architectures.

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