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Course Syllabus: IT-630, Computer Simulation and Modeling Course Section: G3115 Course Type: Lecture Course Location

: Manchester Center, Robert Frost Hall 221 Term and Dates: 13/14 Term 3, 4/2/2014 - 6/11/2014, TH 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM Instructor: Mihai Pruna Contact Info: Office Hours/Availability: 5PM-6PM W, TH in Robert Frost Hall, 221 (classroom) Text / software The course requires each student to have a laptop and the Flexsim software. Textbook: Applied Simulation Flexsim with Software Beaverstock, Greenwood, Lavery, and Nordgren Flexsim Software Products, Inc. 3rd Edition 2012, ISBN-13: 9780983231929 Additional Materials (Comes with Textbook): Flexsim Simulation Software, Flexsim Software Products, Inc., Version 6.0 or later, 2012 Using your learning resources is critical to your success in this course. Please purchase directly through SNHU’s online bookstore, MBS Direct, rather than any other vendor. Purchasing directly from the bookstore ensures that you will obtain the correct materials and that the Help Desk, your advisor, and the instructor can provide you with support if you have problems. Course Prerequisite: IT 501 and IT 510, or permission of instructor. Course Description: This course focuses on the theory and practice of discrete system simulation. Topics include simulation/modeling techniques and methodologies illustrated by businesses and industrial applications such as computer and network modeling, manufacturing simulation and queuing systems. Queuing theory and input/output statistical analysis are included. Modeling software is used.

expected results. The papers are to be printed out and handed to the instructor. and evaluate data-driven models  Identify and interpret best-fit data distributions and use to drive simulation models  Create. Class assignments are to be copied on the instructor’s flash drive at the end of the allotted time. the student may only use the Flexsim book and Flexsim help files for reference. and modeling/analysis issues  Apply the simulation modeling and analysis (SMA) project lifecycle. techniques. and apply SMA principles to a problem situation using simulation software  Identify. WiFi or any Internet has to be disabled on the student’s computer. implement. .Course Objectives:  Identify the place of computer simulation and modeling principles. Team project milestones as assigned for each team are due on the dates specified in this syllabus. The team project requires all team members contribute. For class assignments. unless through prior arrangement. and evaluate base and “what-if” alternative models  Describe and implement experimental design parameters with multiple replications  Assess the possibilities for simulations applied to business process re-engineering  Evaluate where and when serious games and virtual worlds can be useful simulations Assignment Schedule: Week / Module Chapter 1 & 2 Chapter 3 & 4 Chapter 5 & 6 Chapter 7 & 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 15 Serious Games Virtual Worlds Assignments / Assessments Short Paper Homework Assigned Short Paper Homework Assigned Short Paper Homework Assigned Short Paper Assigned / Class Assignment Class Assignment / Team Project Assigned Short Paper Homework Assigned Class Assignment Team Project Milestone 1 Due Team Project Milestone 2 Due Team Project Milestone 3 Due Final Project Presentation Assignment Descriptions: Short papers are due the week after they are assigned unless specified otherwise. and software using appropriate terms for the computer analyst  Identify problems that are candidates for discrete-event computer simulation modeling solutions  Evaluate the efficacy of problem statement. manage. create.

Note that late assignments and make-up tests will require written proof of the student not being able to attend class or devote time to the assignment.33 2.67 3. Late assignments will be accepted at the instructor’s discretion.00 0.Late homework assignments are not tolerated unless through prior arrangement or a serious emergency.67 2. Accepting the proof is at the instructor’s discretion. Course Grading Policies: For grading percentages. Note that 5% of the grade consists of evaluations from team members. Missed class assignments will be given a grade of 0 unless a valid excuse is given for missing class. Final Grade Calculation: Assessment Item(s) 5 Homework Assignments (Individual) 3 In-class Flexsim Assignments (Individual) Team Final Project Milestone 1 Team Final Project Milestone 2 Team Final Project Milestone 3 Team Final Project Presentation and Member Peer Evaluation Total Possible: Percentage of Final Grade 30% 30% 10% 10% 10% 5% & 5% 100% *refer to Attendance /Participation Policy for requirements Official University Grading Scale: UC-COCE Graduate Grading System: Grade Numerical Equivalent Points A AB+ B BC+ C F I IF W 93-100 90-92 87-89 83-86 80-82 77-79 73-76 0-72 Incomplete Incomplete/Failure* Withdrawn 4.00 2. the other members are encouraged to contact the instructor as soon as possible during the semester. in which case the student will make up by taking a different assignment. if a student is not pulling their weight on the team.00 . please refer to the table below.00 3. however.33 3.

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