Subject Description Form
ISE3001 Subject Code
Operations Research I Subject Title
3 Credit Value
This subject will provide students with Objectives
1. ability to understand the concepts and importance of Operations Research;
2. knowledge of formulating mathematical models in day to day business
3. skills in improving management by applying Operations Research theories
in real life;
4. Operations Research models in decision makings.
Upon completion of the subject, students will be able to Intended Learning
a. recognize the importance of Operations Research;
b. build an Operations Research model from real-life problems; c. understand Operations Research theories and models and their
applications to a variety of scenarios;
d. apply computer tools to obtain optimal solutions from a mathematical
1. Introduction Subject Synopsis/
Basic concepts in Operations Research and Mathematical Modeling. 2. Linear Programming
Concept in Linear Programming, Graphics method, the Simplex method. 3. The Assignment and the Transportation Problem
The model of the assignment problem, and the transportation problem.
The transshipment problem.
4. Advanced Topics in Linear Programming
Duality, the Interior-Point Method.
5. Integer Linear Programming
Concepts in Integer Programming, the Branch-and-Bound Algorithm. The
cutting plane method.
6. Network and Dynamic Programming
Network and methods. Dynamic Programming and its applications.
A mixture of lectures, tutorial exercises, and case studies will be used to deliver Teaching/Learning
the various topics in this subject. Some of them will be covered in a problem-Methodology
based format which enhances the learning objectives. Others will be covered through directed study in order to enhance the students’ ability of “learning to learn”. Some case studies will be used to integrate these topics and thus demonstrate to students how the various techniques are interrelated and how they can be applied to real problems in industry.
in Alignment with
Specific assessment % Intended subject learning outcomes to Intended Learning
methods/tasks weighting be assessed Outcomes
a b c d
; ; ; ; 1. Examination 60%
; ; ; ; 2. Assignment exercise 20%
; ; ; ; 3. laboratory/case study 20%
The assignment exercises, case studies and laboratory assess students’ capability
to synthesize and apply the concepts and skills learnt in analyzing and solving
Operations Research problems.
The examination assesses students’ understanding on the concepts and capability in the application of the skills for analyzing and solving problems related to the subject.
Class contact: Student Study
； Lectures 3 hours/week for 10 30 Hrs. weeks
； Lab., Presentation, Test 3 hours/week for 4 12 Hrs. weeks
Other student study effort:
； Preparation and Review, Self-study 60 Hrs.
； Report Writing 18 Hrs.
Total student study effort 120 Hrs. 1. Murty, K. G. 1995, Operations Research: Deterministic Optimization Reading List and
Models, Prentice Hall References
th2. Taha, H. A. 2007, Operations Research, 8 edn, Pearson
th3. Taylor, B. W. III 1999, Introduction to Management Science, 6 edn,
th4. Schrage, L. 1997, Optimization Modeling with LINDO, 5 edn, Thomson 5. Winston, W. L. 2004, Operations Research: Applications and thAlgorithms, 4 edn, Thomson
rd6. Williams, H. P. 1993, Model Building in Mathematical Programming, 3
7. Hillier, F. S. and Lieberman, G. J. 2010, Introduction to Operations thResearch, 9 edn, McGraw-Hill
8. Ravindran, R. 2009, Operations Research, CRC Press