2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Quantitative Logistics & Transport|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Corequisites||ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)|
|Assumed Knowledge||Basic familiarity with MS Excel and basic mathematical knowledge.|
|Lectures||6 x 3.5 hour lectures, 6 x 3.5 hour computer laboratory. Refer to timetable for full details.|
|Assessment||In-class quizzes (20%), computer exams (2) (50%), final exam (30%)|
|Description||Successful logistics, transport and infrastructure management relies on the ability to analyse and transform data into usable information to support decision making. This course teaches both the theory and practice of quantitative analysis. Students are guided through the basic theories used in decision making but emphasis is placed on how the theories are applied in practice, drawing on real world experience in quantitative analysis. Computer based workshops complement the lectures and provide students with highly marketable skills in MS Excel.|