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OPERATIONS RESEARCH PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
UIT320 OPERATIONS RESEARCH 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The objective of this course is to teach modeling and decision making concept in operations research, general methodologies and solution procedures. At the end of the course, students will be able to analyze the problems of business management and produce solutions by using this information.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; introduction to numerical methods in decision making, formulation in linear programming and graphical solution method, linear programming applications, sensitivity analysis in graphical solution, algebraic solution in linear programming (Simplex Method), special cases in simplex method, duality and sensitivity analysis in linear programming, transportation in linear programming model, assignment model and transport model.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Apply model formulation and decision making approach to business problems. (Bloom 3)
Define the concept of optimization. (Bloom 1)
Solve business problems using linear models and linear programming. (Bloom 3)
Apply linear models of real life problems and the best solutions of these models (Bloom 3).

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading and literature review Introduction to Numerical Methods in Decision Making; Explaining the Scientific and Artistic Aspects of Operations Research; Steps in Operations Research Study Narration, discussion
2 Reading and literature review Formulation and Graphics in Linear Programming Solution Method; Investigation of the Process of Establishment of a Mathematical Model; Setting up a linear programming model of a simple case and making a graphical solution of the model and explaining the graphical solution procedure Narration, discussion
3 Reading and literature review Examination of some special cases in Graphical Solution procedure Narration, discussion
4 Reading and literature review Linear Programming Applications and formulation of problems; Production planning; establishment of linear programmatic models on different topics such as product mix, staff assignment, portfolio selection Narration, discussion
5 Reading and literature review Sensitivity Analysis in Graphical Solutions, Sensitivity Analysis for Right Side Values, Solution for Right Side Change, Changes in Objective Function Coefficients Narration, discussion
6 Reading and literature review Algebraic Solution in Linear Programming (Simplex Method), Standard Form and Basic Solution of a DP Model; Explanation of the characteristics of the standard DP model; Determination of Basic Solution Narration, discussion
7 Reading and literature review Algebraic Solution in Linear Programming (Simplex Method); Introduction to Simplex Method and Explaining the calculation details of the simplex algorithm; Narration, discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading and literature review Artificial Start Solution; Explanation of the M Technique (Penalty Method); Two-Stage Method Narration, discussion
10 Reading and literature review Special Cases in Simplex Method Applications: Degeneration; Alternative optimum solution; Unbounded solution and non-feasible solution Narration, discussion
11 Reading and literature review Duality and Sensitivity Analysis in Linear Programming, Definition of Dual Problem; The relationship between optimal primal and dual solutions; Economic Interpretation of Duality Narration, discussion
12 Reading and literature review Dual Simplex Method; Primal-Dual Calculations; Sensitivity Analysis; Changes affecting the feasibility; Changes affecting optimum Narration, discussion
13 Reading and literature review Transportation Model in Linear Programming; Formulation of the Transportation Model as a Linear Model, Explanation of Transportation Algorithm; Starting Solution Determination Methods Narration, discussion
14 Reading and literature review Optimum Solution of Transportation Model and Explanation of Multiplier Method with Simplex Method Narration, discussion
15 Reading and literature review Optimum Solution of Transportation Model and Explanation of Multiplier Method with Simplex Method Narration, discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Taha, H.A. (2003), Yöneylem Araştırması, (Çev), İstanbul: Literatür Ders Kitapları Yayın Evi.
Ulucan, A. (2007), Yöneylem Araştırması, (2. Baskı), Ankara: Siyasal Kitabevi
Öztürk, A. (2016), Yöneylem Araştırması, (16. Baskı), Ekin Basın Yayın
Hillier, F. S. (2014), Introduction to Operation Research, (10. Edition), McGraw Hill

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 14 2 28
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 7 5 35
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 4 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 42 0 127
Total Workload of the Course Unit 127
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0