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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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
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
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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