ISYE 6644: Simulation and Modeling for Engineering and Science

Instructional Team

Dave Goldsman

Dave Goldsman
Creator, Instructor
Saurabh Doodhwala

Saurabh Doodhwala
Head TA
Fatimah Wirth

Fatimah Wirth
Course Designer

Overview

This course covers modeling of discrete-event dynamic systems and introduces simulation-based methods for using these models to solve engineering design and analysis problems.

Course Goals

  • Learn how to develop simulation models and conduct simulation studies.
  • Become familiar with the organization of simulation languages. We will do a great deal of modeling with Arena, a comprehensive simulation package with animation capabilities.
  • Review statistical aspects including input analysis, random variate generation, output analysis, and variance reduction techniques.

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Sample Syllabus

Spring 2021 syllabus and schedule

Note: Sample syllabi are provided for informational purposes only. For the most up-to-date information, consult the official course documentation.

Before Taking This Class...

Suggested Background Knowledge

You will be expected to come in knowing a bit of basic calculus, probability, and statistics. But do not worry too much – we will provide bootcamps on that material so as to make the class pretty much self-contained. In addition, this course will involve extensive computer programming, so it would be nice to have at least a little experience in something like Excel, just to bring back the programming memories.

Technical Requirements and Software

Academic Integrity

All Georgia Tech students are expected to uphold the Georgia Tech Academic Honor Code. This course may impose additional academic integrity stipulations; consult the official course documentation for more information.