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Operations Research and Deterministic Applications:

Operations Research and Deterministic Applications is Industrial systems applications with deterministic operations research techniques. Resource allocation, product mix, production, transportation, task assignment, networks.

Course Objectives:

This deficiency exam will cover the following course objectives:
  1. Identify situations where deterministic operations research models can improve the decision-making process.
  2. Identify and understand the importance of linear programming models and solution algorithms.
  3. Recognize, formulate, and solve linear programs using the Simplex Method.
  4. Formulate and implement optimization problems using commercial software (e.g., AMPL).
  5. Apply sensitivity analysis for “what if” management scenarios.
  6. Recognize, formulate, and solve network optimization problems such as shortest path, minimum spanning tree, and maximum flow.
  7. Recognize, formulate, and solve integer programming problems using branch-and-bound.


The course syllabus is available here.

Who this deficiency exam is designed for:

Students who are either admitted with deficiencies to our Industrial Engineering graduate programs in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (SCAI) at Arizona State University or students who are interested in becoming eligible for this program. Students may also complete this deficiency exam if they have general interest in the topic area.

What you'll receive:

If you are planning to apply for the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program, please upload the certificate of completion in the prerequisite section of the application. If you are currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program, you will need to submit the Deficiency waiver form and upload your certificate here: