The Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR) Department offers a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, a minor in systems engineering and operations research, a minor in aviation flight training and management, a master’s degree in systems engineering, a master’s degree in operations research, and a doctoral degree in systems engineering and operations research. The department also offers a concentration in predictive analytics within a school-wide Data Analytics Engineering, MS. In addition, the department offers six certificate programs at the master’s level: architecture-based systems integration; command, control, communications, computing, and intelligence (C4I); military operations research; computational modeling; financial systems engineering and systems engineering of software-intensive systems. The Department also offers a dual degree MS in Operations Research and Statistical Science jointly with the Statistics Department.

There is much overlap between systems engineering and operations research. The department encourages students of either discipline to elect courses in the other. For more information, go to the department's website.

Systems Engineering

Systems engineers determine the most effective ways to use all of a system’s components: people, machines, materials, information, and energy. The engineers plan, design, implement, and manage integrated systems, working to ensure performance, safety, reliability, and maintainability. They also work to ensure that systems are delivered on time at a reasonable cost. Examples of systems are computer networks, the national airspace system, automobiles, intelligent robots, the electric grid, the Metro, and Mason. Whereas other engineering disciplines concentrate on individual aspects of a system, such as electronics, ergonomics, or software, systems engineers focus on the system as a whole. Systems engineering, perhaps more than any other engineering discipline, is involved with the human and organizational aspects of developing the desired system. Systems engineering is the people-oriented engineering profession.

Operations Research

Operations research is the professional field that uses analytical methods in engineering to support management decision making, often focusing on how best to allocate limited resources. Operations researchers do for organizations what physicists do for the physical world: they try to find order in apparent chaos by identifying the structure in complex situations and understanding how the components of organizations interact. The goal is to explain and predict the effects of actions taken on these systems, and use the information to make informed decisions. Much of this work is developing and manipulating mathematical and computer models of organizational systems composed of people, machines, information, procedures, and frequently, big data. The overall purpose is to provide a rational basis for decision-making.

Faculty

Professors

Adelman, Chang, Chen, Hoffman, Laskey, Nash, Pyster, Shortle, Sofer (chair), Zaidi

Associate Professors

Brouse, Clemons, Costa, Ganesan, Jones, Loerch, Sherry, Xu

Assistant Professors

El-Amine, Huang, Sokolov

Research and Affiliate Professors

Wagner, Wolman

Adjunct Professors

Alexander, Bailey, Barry, Burke, Dam, Charboneau, Comer, Ferreiro, Killam, Laveson, Maxwell, Mulhearn, Rothwell,  Wieland, Woodaman

Emeritus Faculty

Donohue, Palmer

Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR)

700 Level Courses

SEOR 750: Advanced Topics in Systems Engineering and Operations Research. 3 credits.
Advanced topics, applications, or recent developments in the interface of systems engineering and operations research. Course content may vary each semester depending on instructor and the perception of students' needs. May be repeated for credit when topics are distinctly different. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 600-level course.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SEOR 796: Directed Reading and Research. 1-3 credits.
Reading and research on specific topic in systems engineering or operations research under direction of faculty member. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

900 Level Courses

SEOR 998: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal. 1-12 credits.
Work on research proposal that forms basis for doctoral dissertation. Notes: No more than 24 credits of SEOR 998 and 999 may be applied to doctoral degree requirements. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the Volgenau School of Engineering college.

Schedule Type: Dissertation
SEOR 999: Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 credits.
Formal record of commitment to doctoral dissertation research under direction of faculty member approved by SEOR Department. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the Volgenau School of Engineering college.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

Systems Engineering (SYST)

100 Level Courses

SYST 101: Understanding Systems Engineering. 3 credits.
Introduces systems engineering and curriculum for BS in field. Introduces large and small systems, and explains them through some hands-on experiences. Key concepts include understanding requirements for system and translation of system-level requirements to component-level requirements. Several different kinds of example systems presented and discussed: objectives, major components, how system works, and major design issues. Each student gives a similar presentation on system of choice. Students work in groups design, develop, and test system, and give oral presentation. Students are responsible for writing several short papers on curriculum and presentations they have heard. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 198: Independent Study in Systems Engineering. 1-3 credits.
Must be arranged with instructor and approved by department chair before registering. Directed self-study of special topics of current interest in systems engineering. Notes: May be repeatable if topics are substantially different. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

200 Level Courses

SYST 202: Engineering Systems in a Complex World. 3 credits.
This course introduces students to the study of engineering systems as a means of understanding larger historical trends in a global society. Students will use case studies and historical analyses to think strategically and globally about the management and execution of complex systems in the context of culture, environment, politics and economics, and learn how to employ such analyses as decision-making tools for leadership. Students will be required to critically analyze articles and books, and work in groups to investigate and present topics of current national and international relevance. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to HIST 202, SYST 100.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 210: Systems Design. 3 credits.
Systems engineering design and integration process, development of functional, physical, and operational architectures. Emphasizes requirements engineering, functional modeling for design, and formulation and analysis of physical design alternatives. Introduces methods, software tools for systems engineering design. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 101.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 220: Dynamical Systems I. 3 credits.
Introduces modeling of dynamical systems. Formulation of mathematical models from system descriptions, including computer, biological, economic, transportation, and mechanical systems. Analytical and numerical methods for solving models and studying their behavior. Discrete-time and continuous time systems. Linear and nonlinear systems. Introduction to computer modeling using MATLAB. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (MATH 114C or 116C) and (PHYS 160C) and (SYST 221*C and MATH 203*C).
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Systems Engineering.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 221: Systems Modeling Laboratory. 1 credit.
Companion laboratory to SYST 220. Emphasizes system design and analysis using computer modeling environment MATLAB. Simulation and numerical solutions of continuous dynamic systems. Use of built-in functions and construction of macros. Graphical presentation of results. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: SYST 101C, CS 112C and SYST 220*C.
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

300 Level Courses

SYST 320: Dynamical Systems II. 3 credits.
Continuation of SYST 220 with emphasis in continuous-time systems. Translational, rotational, and electrical systems. Block diagrams and state variable models. Systems analysis in time domain and frequency domain. Analysis of control systems. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SYST 220C, MATH 203C, 214C and PHYS 260C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 330: Systems Methods. 3 credits.
Provides students with a general introduction to a variety of quantitative techniques that are relevant to systems engineering. Focuses on the use of quantitative techniques to model and evaluate design options. Scope includes: Analysis methods of system engineering design and management, decision analysis, models for engineering economics and evaluations, probability and statistical methods for data analysis, management control techniques, reliability, and maintainability analysis, risk and uncertainty management, and life-cycle cost analysis. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (MATH 114C or 116C) and (STAT 344*C and SYST 221*C).
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Systems Engineering.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 335: Discrete Systems Modeling and Simulation. 3 credits.
Introduces basic concepts of modeling complex discrete systems by computer simulation. Topics include Monte-Carlo methods, discrete-event modeling, specialized simulation software, and statistics of input and output analysis. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to OR 335.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: CS 112C and (STAT 344C, 346C or MATH 351C) and CS 211*C.
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 371: Systems Engineering Management. 3 credits.
Study of basics of systems engineering management. Includes engineering economics, planning, organizing, staffing, monitoring, and controlling process of designing, developing, and producing system to meet stated need in effective and efficient manner. Discusses management tools, processes, and procedures, including various engineering documentation templates, managerial processes, and dealing with personnel issues. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: SYST 210*C and 330*C.
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 395: Applied Systems Engineering. 3 credits.
The course will enhance the student's system engineering experience by designing and building projects involving real world complex systems. The course will build physical models that follow the steps of system life cycle process: statement of need, design, requirements, architecture, implementation, testing, verification and validation. Projects are multidisciplinary in nature, requiring the student teams to learn about various real world systems such as internet communications, navigation, robotics, creating a GUI, and transmitting and receiving data from sensors. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SYST 210C and 101C) and (SYST 220*C, 221*C, 335*C and 371*C).
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students cannot enroll who have a major in Undeclared.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

SYST 420: Network Analysis. 3 credits.
Network nomenclature. Elementary graph theory. Linear and nonlinear network models: multicommodity flow, mathematical games and equilibria on networks, network design and control; dynamic network models; applications to transportation, telecommunications, data communications, and water resource systems. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (OR 441C) and (MATH 213C or 215C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 421: Classical Systems and Control Theory. 3 credits.
Introduction to analysis and synthesis of feedback systems. Functional description of linear and nonlinear systems. Block diagrams and signal flow graphs. State-space representation of dynamical systems. Frequency response methods: Root Locus, Nyquist, and other stability criteria. Application to mechanical and electromechanical control systems. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to ECE 421.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: ECE 220C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 438: Analytics for Financial Engineering and Econometrics. 3 credits.
Introduces the basic analytics for financial engineering and econometrics. Topics include financial transactions and econometric data management, correlation, linear and multiple regressions for financial and economic predictions, financial time series analysis, portfolio theory, and risk analysis. Provides a foundation of basic theory and methodology as well as applied examples with techniques to analyzing large financial and econometric data. Hands-on experiments with R will be emphasized throughout the course. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to OR 438.
Recommended Corequisite: STAT 354.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 460: Introduction to Air Traffic Control. 3 credits.
Introduction to Air Traffic Control (ATC) for those who plan professions in the air transportation industry. Surveys the entire field, presenting the history of ATC and how it came to be as it is, the technology on which the system is based, the procedures used by controllers to meet the safety and efficiency goals of the system, the organizational structure of the FAA, challenges facing the system, and means under investigation to meet these challenges. Some fieldwork will be required to acquire and analyze airport operational data. A brief introduction to airport design will be discussed. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Junior standing or graduate standing.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 461: Air Transportation System Engineering. 3 credits.
Focuses on the theory and practice of system engineering in a national air transportation system. Stresses the application of mathematical techniques to analyze and design complex network transportation systems, airports, airspace, airline schedules, and traffic flow. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 460 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 462: Flight Training Lab I. 3 credits.
This course fulfills the requirements of 14 CFR, Section 141, Appendix B for obtaining a private pilot certificate with airplane category, single engine land class rating. Flight Training 1 will include the flight training up to and including maneuvering and navigating the aircraft. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Corequisite: SYST 460.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Aviation Flight Trng and Mgmt.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
SYST 463: Flight Training Lab II. 3 credits.
This course fulfills the requirements of 14 CFR, Section 141, Appendix B for obtaining a private pilot certificate with airplane category, Airplane - Single Engine Land class rating. Flight Training II will include the flight training up to and including the dual and solo flight instruction in cross-country navigation by pilotage, dead reckoning, and use of VOR, NDB, and HSI. Flight test preparation for private pilot certification. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 462.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Aviation Flight Trng and Mgmt.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
SYST 465: Pricing in Optimization and Game Theory. 3 credits.
Allocation of limited resources among competing activities to maximize the outcome or minimization of expenses required to produce a given assortment of goods and services are two typical problems faced by any economic institution. Mathematical modeling of such problems and finding efficient mathematical tools for solving them are two main goals of modern optimization theory. Pricing limited resources, goods, and services is the key instrument for theoretical analysis of complex economical systems. Pricing theory can also give rise to numerical methods for finding optimal solutions and economic equilibrium. Fundamental tools in pricing theory are the classical Lagrangian and Lagrange multipliers for constrained optimization. Covers the basic ideas and methods of linear programming and matrix games. Particular emphasis to pricing for both theoretical analysis and numerical methods. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 203 or 216 and OR 441, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 468: Applied Predictive Analytics. 3 credits.
Introduces students to the fundamentals of data analysis and some of the most widely used models in applied predictive analytics. The students learn how to summarize data and explore relationship between variables, including principle component analysis and multidimensional scaling. Class instruction follows with a presentation of commonly used tables, visualizations, and statistical tests for comparing groups. Linear predictive models for both continuous and binary outcomes (logistic regression) are discussed in detail. The course introduces students to clustering and classification using random forest and naive Bayes. The course concludes with topics on choice modeling. Hands-on programming with R is emphasized. While no prior knowledge on R is required, students must be well prepared in programming. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (STAT 344C, 346C, 250C or MATH 351C) and (IT 206C or CS 112C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 469: Human Computer Interaction. 3 credits.
Covers principles of human-computer interaction, including information processing design, cognitive models, ergonomics, and design metaphors. Students learn to evaluate interface design in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, and cost. Notes: Students who receive credit for SYST 470 may not receive credit for this course. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (STAT 250C, 344C, 346C or MATH 351C) and (IT 106C or CS 112C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 470: Human Factors Engineering. 3 credits.
Human information processing, inferential analysis, biases and heuristics in human information processing, support systems to aid in human information processing, human-system interaction, and software systems engineering considerations. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: SYST 210C and STAT 344C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 473: Decision and Risk Analysis. 3 credits.
Studies analytic techniques for rational decision making that address uncertainty, conflicting objectives, and risk attitudes. Covers modeling uncertainty; rational decision making principles; representing decision problems with value trees, decision trees, and influence diagrams; solving value hierarchies, decision trees and influence diagrams; defining and calculating the value of information; incorporating risk attitudes into the analysis; and conducting sensitivity analyses. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: STAT 250C, 344C, 346C or MATH 351C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 480: Economic Systems Design I: Principles and Experiments. 3 credits.
Introduces design principles used in developing systems used to allocate resources. Students required to participate in experiment demonstrations of different allocation mechanisms. Students are also exposed to experimental methods in economics and market design. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to ECON 440.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 441.
Recommended Corequisite: SYST 465.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 488: Financial Systems Engineering. 3 credits.
This course is an introduction to financial engineering. Financial engineering is a cross-disciplinary field which relies on mathematical finance, numerical methods, and computer simulations to make trading, hedging, and investment decisions. This course will introduce basic types of derivatives, such as forward, futures, swaps, and options; as well as financial models such as Brownian motion, Ito's formula, and Black-Scholes model. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 441.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 489: Senior Seminar. 3 credits.
Introduces several important topics in systems engineering, providing additional experience in writing and giving presentations, and obtaining feedback on curriculum for BS in systems engineering. Several lectures devoted to ethics; writing and making presentations also covered. Students attend technical lectures and write paper. Students are required to a write long paper on new technology. Instructor and guest lecturers present material not part of required course load to expand horizons. Examples are "knowledge-based" design, enterprise-wide reengineering, electronic commerce, and optimization by "natural analogy" (simulated annealing, neural networks, genetic algorithms). In addition, students work in teams to critique and redesign curriculum. Each group delivers written product, and provides at least one briefing to class. Best critique and redesign presented to faculty. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SYST 490*C.
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 490: Senior Design Project I. 3 credits.
First part of capstone course in systems engineering program. Students apply knowledge they have gained to group project. During first semester, students perform concept definition and requirements analysis. Plan for carrying out project is developed, culminating in proposal presented to faculty at end of semester. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 90 satisfactory credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SYST 335C, 371C and 395C) and (SYST 320*C, 470*C, 473*C and OR 441*C).
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Systems Engineering.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science degree.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 491: Industrial Project. 1-3 credits.
Semester-long work experience in systems engineering in industrial or governmental organization. Work supervised jointly by systems engineer from sponsoring organization and department faculty member. Project and arrangements for supervision must be approved by student's faculty advisor. Periodic reports, presentations, and a written final report are required. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 75 credits toward BS in Systems Engineering; SYST 330; GPA of at least 3.00.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 495: Senior Design Project II. 3 credits.
Second part of capstone course. Design project plans formulated in SYST 490 are reviewed and modified. Additional instruction on documentation and project management is given. Design project completed; formal report prepared, presented, and evaluated. Students are strongly recommended to take STAT 354 before enrolling in SYST 490/495. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SYST 320C, 470C, 473C and 490C) and (SYST 330*C and STAT 354*C).
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 498: Independent Study in Systems Engineering. 1-3 credits.
Directed self-study of special topics of current interest in systems engineering. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits towards BS in systems engineering, and GPA of at least 3.00.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
SYST 499: Special Topics in Systems Engineering. 3 credits.
Topics of special interest to undergraduates. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits toward BS in systems engineering; specific prerequisites vary with nature of topic.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

500 Level Courses

SYST 500: Quantitative Foundations for Systems Engineering. 3 credits.
Provides quantitative foundations necessary for core courses in systems engineering and operations research master's program, and certificate program in C4I. Topics include vectors and matrices, infinite series, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, differential and difference equations; linear systems; Laplace and Z-transforms, and probability theory. Students receive graduate credit for this course, which, when used on plan of study, extends minimum credit requirements for degree. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CSI 600.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 203 and 213.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 505: Systems Engineering Principles. 3 credits.
This course serves as a foundation for the other courses in the MS/SE curriculum. Different components of the systems life cycle will be explored. Basic principles including requirements, design frameworks, functional systems, models, qualification strategy, maintenance and disposal will be covered as well as systems thinking. Students gain practical knowledge concerning this subject by modeling functional, state, and object primitives. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 508: Complex Systems Engineering Management. 3 credits.
Introduces the organizational, economic, technological and societal factors (POETS) that apply to the development of large-scale, complex mega-systems, and shows that "one size does not fit all" when it comes to the project management of mega-systems. Notes: Course cannot be applied for credit towards the MS in Systems Engineering degree. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 510: Systems Definition and Cost Modeling. 3 credits.
Comprehensive examination of methods and processes for the identification and representation of system requirements. Investigation of the systems acquisition life cycle with emphasis on requirements definition, including functional problem analysis. Examination of the systems engineering definition phase including requirements, problem analysis, definition, and functional economics. Specification of functional and nonfunctional requirements, and associated requirements proto-typing. Functional economic analysis, including the use of prevailing cost estimation models and planning and control of common operating environments. Lecture and group project including creation of requirements and use of cost estimation model. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 513: Total Systems Engineering, Reengineering and Enterprise Integration. 3 credits.
Principles of strategic quality, including TQM. Quality standards including ISO9000 and 14000. Organizational leadership, cultures, and process maturity, reengineering. Quality, organization learning, and reengineering approaches to enable information integration and management and environment and framework integration in the systems engineering of knowledge intensive systems. Emphasis is placed on the role of integrated product and process design teams, standard and commercial off-the-shelf products in enterprise integration. Architecture-driven system characteristics are studied, as is transition management of legacy systems. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 510 or 520.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 514: Systems Thinking. 3 credits.
Enables students to understand and use systems thinking concepts, tools and techniques that can apply across all system types, especially those which exhibit a fusion of technology and human activities. Additionally, the course extends the understanding of systems beyond technology, to systems with significant human activity components, such as organizations and enterprises. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: SYST 505.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 520: System Engineering Design. 3 credits.
System engineering design methods are studied and practiced, including object-oriented and structured analysis based techniques. Design Description languages such as UML, SysML, IDEF0 and IDEF1x are introduced and used in carrying out complete system designs. Teams make presentations of their designs. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ECE 550.
Recommended Corequisite: SYST 505.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 521: Network Analysis. 3 credits.
Network nomenclature. Elementary graph theory. Linear and nonlinear network models: multi-commodity flow, mathematical games and equilibria on networks, network design and control. Dynamic network models. Applications to transportation, telecommunications, data communications, and water resource systems. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 203 and 213, OR 441 or OR 541.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 523: Engineering Resilient and Agile Enterprise Systems. 3 credits.
Large-scale enterprise systems have ill-defined boundaries, complex behaviors, and evolve in unplanned ways. Enterprise systems need to be resilient and agile. This course introduces several tools and frameworks that can be used to understand resilience and agility, design resilience and agility into enterprises, and measure the degree of enterprise resilience and agility. Case studies are used to explore these concepts. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 530: Systems Engineering Management I. 3 credits.
Provides techniques for evaluating cost and operational effectiveness of system designs and systems management strategies. Discusses performance measurement, work breakdown structures, cost estimating, quality management, configuration management, standards, and case studies of systems from different application areas. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 510.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 538: Analytics for Financial Engineering and Econometrics. 3 credits.
This course introduces the basic analytics for financial engineering and econometrics, topics include financial transactions and econometric data management, correlation, linear and multiple regressions for financial and economic predictions, financial time series analysis, portfolio theory and risk analysis. It will provide a foundation of basic theory and methodology as well as applied examples with techniques to analyzing large financial and econometric data. Hand-on experiments with R will be emphasized throughout the course. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 538.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 515 or STAT 544.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 542: Decision Support Systems Engineering. 3 credits.
Studies design of computerized systems to support individual or organizational decisions. Teaches systems engineering approach to decision support system (DSS) development. DSS is end product of development process, and process is key to successfully integrating DSS into organization. Any DSS is built on a theory (usually implicit) of what makes for successful decision support in given context. Empirical evaluation of specific DSS and the underlying theory should be carried on throughout development process. Course examines prevailing theories of decision support, considers issues in obtaining empirical validation for theory, and discusses empirical support that exists for theories considered. Students design decision support system for semester project. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 301.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 560: Introduction to Air Traffic Control. 3 credits.
Introduction for those who plan professions in aviation industry. Surveys entire field, presenting history of ATC and how it came to be, technology on which system is based, procedures used by controllers to meet safety and efficiency goals, organizational structure of the FAA, challenges facing system, and means under investigation to meet these challenges. Involves some field work for data collection and analysis. Class project requiring system simulation required. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 563: Evidence-Based Systems Engineering. 3 credits.
A common cause of failure and risk in system development is making decisions when lacking clear evidence to support them. This course presents frameworks and methods used to make sound, evidence-based decisions throughout the system lifecycle. Students learn what information to gather, how to analyze it, and how to present those analyses when deciding on the adequacy of programmatic decisions. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 344 and STAT 354 or equivalent.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 568: Applied Predictive Analytics. 3 credits.
Introduces predictive analytics with applications in engineering, business, and econometrics. Topics include time series and cross-sectional data processing, correlation, linear and multiple regressions, time series decomposition, predictive modeling and case study. Provides a foundation of basic theory and methodology with applied examples to analyze large engineering and econometric data for predictive decision making. Hands-on experiments with R will be emphasized. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 568.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 515 or enrollment in the MSOR or MSSE programs.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 573: Decision and Risk Analysis. 3 credits.
Study of analytic techniques for rational decision making that address uncertainty, conflicting objectives, and risk attitudes. Covers modeling uncertainty; rational decision-making principles; representing decision problems with value trees, decision trees, and influence diagrams; solving value hierarchies, decision trees, and influence diagrams; defining and calculating the value of information; incorporating risk attitudes into the analysis; and conducting sensitivity analysis. Note: Students may not receive credit for both SYST 473 and 573. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 681.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 344 or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 574: Quality Control and Process Management. 3 credits.
Provides fundamentals of quality control and process management methodologies that are applicable in manufacturing industries. Introduces the basic concepts of engineering process and product quality management techniques. Provides exposition of fundamentals of lean Six Sigma and total quality management and maintainability. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 574.
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Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 576: Manufacturing Systems Analysis. 3 credits.
Provides fundamentals of modeling and analysis of general manufacturing systems that are also applicable to semiconductor manufacturing. Introduces the basic concepts of scheduling, inventory control, and enterprise resource management. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 576.
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Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 580: Introduction to C4I Systems. 3 credits.
This course provides a high-level introduction to fundamental principles of Command, Control, Communication, Computing, and Intelligence (C4I). The principles and techniques are applicable to a wide range of civilian and military situations. The sensing, fusion, and situation assessment processes for decision making as well as the concepts of modeling, simulation, and C4 architectures are discussed. Several cases studies of C4I systems are also included. Notes: Students who take SYST 680 may not take SYST 580. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 584: Heterogeneous Data Fusion. 3 credits.
Introduces the theory, design and implementation of multi-source information fusion systems in various domains. The course covers distinct technologies for combining data from multiple, heterogeneous sources and performing inferences in support to applications such as cyber security, Semantic Web, decision support systems, situational awareness, intrusion detection, crisis management, and others. The technical content is largely multi-disciplinary, encompassing disciplines such as knowledge engineering, ontologies, statistical learning, artificial intelligence, and data mining. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 588: Financial Systems Engineering I: Introduction to Options, Futures, and Derivatives. 3 credits.
This course is an introduction to financial engineering. Financial engineering is a cross-disciplinary field which relies on mathematical finance, numerical methods, and computer simulations to make trading, hedging, and investment decisions. This course will introduce basic types of derivatives, such as forward, futures, swaps, and options; as well as financial models such as Brownian motion, Ito's formula, and Black-Scholes model. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 588.
Recommended Prerequisite: Eng. or Math Graduate standing, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture

600 Level Courses

SYST 611: System Methodology and Modeling. 3 credits.
Provides broad yet rigorous foundations and applications of dynamic modeling. Emphasizes methodologies used across various disciplines. Topics include modeling and analysis of time-driven and event-driven, linear and nonlinear systems. The applications are presented with real-world example systems. Methodologies address dynamic systems using the concepts of composition, abstraction, execution, and performance. The issues of stochastic modeling and decision analysis are also covered. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 500 or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 618: Model-based Systems Engineering. 3 credits.
Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) provides a formalized application of modeling to support the engineering of systems. The purpose of the course to study and practice the leading methodologies for MBSE and illustrate the MBSE approaches in systems engineering and management. The advanced objected-oriented systems engineering methodology and model transformation techniques are addressed. Software tools are introduced and used for supporting systems engineering design. Students are expected to develop a system design of their choice using MBSE approaches presented in class and they will make presentations on these designs. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 520.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 620: Discrete Event Systems. 3 credits.
Introduces modeling and analysis of discrete event dynamical systems. Course covers elements of discrete mathematics and then focuses on Petri Net models and their basic properties. Relation to other discrete event models of dynamical systems. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ECE 673.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 611 or ECE 521, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 621: Systems Architecture Design. 3 credits.
Architecture design and representation and the methodologies used to obtain them. Approaches based on system engineering constructs such as object orientation and service oriented architectures are used to design architectures and then represent them in conformance with an architecture framework such as DoDAF. Executable models of the architecture are derived to be used for architecture evaluation. Examples from current practice are used. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ECE 674, SWE 641.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 520/ECE 550.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 630: Systems Engineering Management II. 3 credits.
Study of more advanced topics in systems engineering management. Students expected to read selections from current literature as well as make presentations and produce papers on engineering management topics. Work in groups to create SEMP, RMP and PAP. Focuses strongly on the practical impacts of various system engineering management techniques and practices on projects, organizations, and personnel Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 471 or SYST 530.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 632: System Integration and Architecture Evaluation. 3 credits.
Examines the system integration problem and its human, organizational, societal cultural, and technological aspects. The role of architectures in systems integration. Integration in a system of systems and a federation of systems. Measures of performance and effectiveness. Analysis of alternatives. Notes: This course does not meet the requirements for the MS SE degree. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECE 678.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 659: Topics in Systems Engineering. 3 credits.
Topics not covered in department's regular systems engineering offerings. Course content may vary each semester depending on instructor and the perception of students' needs. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 660: Air Transportation Systems Modeling. 3 credits.
Introduces wide range of current issues in air transportation. Issues include public policy toward industry, industry economics, system capacity, current system modeling capability, human factors considerations, safety analysis and surveillance systems, and new technological developments. Develops broad understanding of contemporary and future issues. Knowledge evaluated through class discussions, take-home midterm exam, and term project to be completed by end of semester. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 660.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 460/560 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 664: Bayesian Inference and Decision Theory. 3 credits.
Introduces decision theory and relationship to Bayesian statistical inference. Teaches commonalities, differences between Bayesian and frequentist approaches to statistical inference, how to approach statistics problem, and how to combine data with informed expert judgment to derive useful and policy relevant conclusions. Teaches theory to develop understanding of when and how to apply Bayesian and frequentist methods; and practical procedures for inference, hypothesis testing, and developing statistical models for phenomena. Teaches fundamentals of Bayesian theory of inference, including probability as a representation for degrees of belief, likelihood principle, use of Bayes Rule to revise beliefs based on evidence, conjugate prior distributions for common statistical models, and methods for approximating the posterior distribution. Introduces graphical models for constructing complex probability and decision models from modular components. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CSI 674, STAT 664.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 544, STAT 554, or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 670: Metaheuristics for Optimization. 3 credits.
Course on the theory and practice of metaheuristics, i.e. solution search techniques for solving combinatorial optimization problems. It will introduce the theory, applications (scheduling in manufacturing, transportation, and in other engineering and service industries), and computational aspects of directly searching for solutions to solve computationally complex optimization problems without a well-defined analytical model. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 670.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 441/541 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 671: Judgment and Choice Processing and Decision Making. 3 credits.
How do people make judgments and decisions? Course presents initial review of scientific literature directed toward answering this question, and emphasizes importance when performing decision analysis and designing systems to support judgment and decision processes. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 671.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 344/354, OR 542 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 674: Dynamic Programming. 3 credits.
Theory and practice of dynamic programming, i.e., optimal sequential decision making over time in the presence of uncertainties is covered. Stresses intuition, the mathematical foundations being for the most part elementary. It will introduce the theory, applications (finance, engineering, and biology), and computational aspects of dynamic programming for deterministic and stochastic problems. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 674.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 442 or OR 542 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 675: Reliability Analysis. 3 credits.
Introduction to component and system reliability, their relationship, and problems of inference. Topics include component lifetime distributions and hazard functions, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing, life testing, accelerated life testing, system structural functions, and system maintainability. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 675.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 544/554, OR 542 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 680: Principles of Command, Control, Communications, Computing, and Intelligence (C4I). 3 credits.
Broad introduction to fundamental principles of command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I). Principles and techniques applicable to wide range of civilian and military situations. Discusses modeling and simulation of combat operations. Studies in detail sensing, fusion, and situation assessment processes. Derives optimal decision-making rules; discusses concepts of C4 architectures; and develops tools to evaluate and design C4 systems such as queuing theory. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ECE 670.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECE 528 or OR 542 or SYST 611 or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 683: Modeling, Simulation, and Gaming. 3 credits.
Develops methods for designing combat models and games. Existing combat models critical to the C4I process. Exercises and games demonstrate value of properly developed C4I modules in a combat simulation. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 213, SYST 500 or equivalent, and graduate standing.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 688: Financial Systems Engineering II: Derivative Products and Risk Management. 3 credits.
Financial engineering is a cross-disciplinary field which relies on mathematical finance, numerical methods, and computer simulations to make trading, hedging, and investment decisions, as well as facilitating the risk management of those decisions. This course will focus on risk management for both market risk and credit risk. It will cover a broad range of derivatives products and hedging strategies with emphasis on how risks are managed in financial institutions. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 688.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 588 or SYST 588 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 698: Independent Study and Research. 3 credits.
Study of a selected area in systems engineering or C3I under the supervision of a faculty member. Written report required. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of at least two core courses, permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
SYST 699: Masters Project. 3 credits.
Capstone project course for MS/SE program. Key activity is completion of a major applied team project resulting in an acceptable technical report and oral briefing. Student should plan to take this course in the last semester of studies. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 798.
Recommended Prerequisite: 21 graduate credits in OR or SYST.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture

700 Level Courses

SYST 735: Advanced Stochastic Simulation. 3 credits.
Special topics and recent developments in Monte Carlo simulation methodology for discrete-event stochastic systems. Contents vary; possible topics include statistical analysis of simulation output data, random number and random ariate generation, variance reduction techniques, sensitivity analysis and optimization of simulation models, distributed and parallel simulation, object-oriented simulation, and specialized applications. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 735.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 635 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 740: Advances in Multi-Modeling. 3 credits.
Focuses on the inter-operation of multiple models expressed in different modeling languages but which draw from the same data set: i.e., multi-modeling. Socio-technical systems often require a variety of modeling tools to define their operation accurately. An ontology based approach is used to analyze the validity of a proposed modeling architecture and workflow to address a specific issue Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ECE 760.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 620 or ECE 673 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 750: Advanced Topics in Systems Engineering. 3 credits.
Advanced topics not covered in department's regular systems engineering offerings. Course content may vary each semester depending on instructor and the perception of students' needs. May be repeated for credit when topics are distinctly different. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 600-level course that varies with content of course.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 763: Research Methods in Systems Engineering and Information Technology. 3 credits.
Examines alternative paradigms of scientific research and their applicability to research in information technology. Topics include fundamental elements of scientific investigation, basic principles of experimental design and statistical induction, philosophy of science and its relation to the information technology sciences, and case studies of information technology research. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 763.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 544, OR 542 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 781: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. 3 credits.
Statistical and computational methods and systems for deriving user-oriented knowledge from large databases and other information sources, and applying knowledge to support decision making. Information sources can be in numerical, textual, visual, or multimedia forms. Covers theoretical and practical aspects of current methods and selected systems for data mining, knowledge discovery, and knowledge management, including those for text mining, multimedia mining, and web mining. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to STAT 781.
Recommended Prerequisite: One of the following courses: CS 687, CS 650, INFS 614, STAT 663, SYST 664, or Permission of Instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 799: Master's Thesis. 1-6 credits.
Research project chosen and completed under the guidance of a graduate faculty member, which results in a technical report acceptable to a three-member faculty committee, and an oral defense. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: 21 graduate credits and permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Thesis

800 Level Courses

SYST 842: Models of Probabilistic Reasoning. 3 credits.
Survey of alternative views about how incomplete, inconclusive, and possibly unreliable evidence might be evaluated and combined. Discusses Bayesian, Baconian, Shafer-Dempster, and Fuzzy systems for probabilistic reasoning. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 544, OR 542, OR 681 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 850: Topics in Systems Integration Engineering. 3 credits.
Covers lifecycles; large systems comprising heterogeneous components; human, organizational, and technological basis for integration; societal and cultural basis; conceptual frameworks; structure, function, and purpose of industry; risk management; user requirements and functional specifications; bid and proposal process; systems integration and federal government; standards; integration of systems and federations of systems; integrated process and product development; architectures; systems management and cost estimation; reengineering; quality management; increasing returns to scale, network effects, and path dependency issues; and systems integration ecology and evolutionary systems integration Notes: May be repeatable if topics are substantially different. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 510 or SYST 520.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SYST 888: Distributed Estimation and Multisensor Tracking and Fusion. 3 credits.
Centralized and distributed estimation theory, hierarchical estimation, tracking and data association, multisensor multitarget tracking and fusion, distributed tracking in distributed sensor networks, track-to-track association and fusion, and Bayesian networks for fusion. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ECE 753, OR 888.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECE 734 or SYST 611.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture

900 Level Courses

SYST 944: The Process of Discovery and Its Enhancement in Engineering Applications. 3 credits.
Studies ingredients of imaginative reasoning as they concern efficient discovery of new ideas and valid evidential test of them. Topics include different interpretations of Peirce's theory of abductive reasoning and other forms of reasoning, Hintikka's analysis of process of inquiry, and current attempts to design systems that provide assistance in discovery-related or investigative activities. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 944.
Recommended Prerequisite: IT 842, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Operations Research (OR)

300 Level Courses

OR 335: Discrete Systems Modeling and Simulation. 3 credits.
Introduction to basic concepts of modeling complex discrete systems by computer simulation. Topics include Monte-Carlo methods, discrete event modeling, specialized simulation software, and statistics of input and output analysis. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to SYST 335.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (CS 112C) and (STAT 344C, 346C or MATH 351C) and (CS 211*C).
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

OR 438: Analytics for Financial Engineering and Econometrics. 3 credits.
This course introduces the basic analytics for financial engineering and econometrics. Topics include financial transactions and econometric data management, correlation, linear and multiple regressions for financial and economic predictions, financial time series analysis, portfolio theory and risk analysis. It will provide a foundation of basic theory and methodology as well as applied examples with techniques to analyzing large financial and econometric data. Hands-on experiments with R will be emphasized throughout the course. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to SYST 438.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 441: Deterministic Operations Research. 3 credits.
Survey of deterministic methods for solving real-world decision problems. Covers linear programming model and simplex method of solution, duality, and sensitivity analysis; transportation and assignment problems; shortest path and maximal flow problems; and introduction to integer and nonlinear programming. Emphasizes modeling and problem solving. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to MATH 441.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: MATH 203C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 442: Stochastic Operations Research. 3 credits.
Survey of probabilistic methods for solving decision problems under uncertainty, probability review, decision theory, queuing theory, inventory models, reliability, Markov chain models, and simulation are covered. Emphasis on modeling and problem solving. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to MATH 442.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: STAT 344C, 346C or MATH 351C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 481: Numerical Methods in Engineering. 3 credits.
Modern numerical methods and software. Emphasis on problem solving through software and assessing the quality of solutions obtained. Topics include computer arithmetic, linear equations and least squares data fitting, interpolation, nonlinear optimization, and differential equations. Involves extensive computer use. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to MATH 446.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: MATH 203C and CS 112C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 498: Independent Study in Operations Research. 1-3 credits.
Directed self-study of special topics of current interest in operations research. Notes: May be repeated if topics substantially different. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours; must be arranged with an instructor and approved by the dept. chair before registering.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

500 Level Courses

OR 531: Analytics and Decision Analysis. 3 credits.
Course focus is predominantly on prescriptive analytics with some parts focused on predictive analytics. Topics include operations research techniques and their application to decision making such as mathematical optimization, networks modeling, stochastic modeling, and multi-objective modeling. Other topics such as PERT, CPM, computer simulation, decision analysis using decision trees and quantitative value functions, and heuristic methods are covered, as well as use of contemporary computer software for problem solving. In particular, the course will extensively use MS Excel for solving the decision making problems. Case-study approach to problem solving is used. Notes: Cannot be used for credit for the PhD IT program. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 538: Analytics for Financial Engineering and Econometrics. 3 credits.
This course introduces the basic analytics for financial engineering and econometrics, topics include financial transactions and econometric data management, correlation, linear and multiple regressions for financial and economic predictions, financial time series analysis, portfolio theory and risk analysis. It will provide a foundation of basic theory and methodology as well as applied examples with techniques to analyzing large financial and econometric data. Hand-on experiments with R will be emphasized throughout the course. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 538.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 515 or STAT 544.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 540: Management Science. 3 credits.
Operations research techniques and their application to managerial decision making. Mathematical programming, Markov processes, queuing theory, inventory models, PERT, CPM, and computer simulation are covered, as well as use of contemporary computer software for problem solving. Case-study approach to problem solving is used. Notes: Students who have taken OR 541 or OR 542 and OR MS majors do not receive credit. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 540.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 108, and STAT 250 or OM 200; or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 541: Operations Research: Deterministic Models. 3 credits.
Survey of deterministic methods of solving real world decision problems. Covers linear programming model and simplex method of solution, duality, and sensitivity analysis, transportation and assignment problems; shortest path, minimal spanning tree, and maximal flow problems; and an introduction to integer and nonlinear programming. Emphasis on modeling and problem solving. Notes: Students who have taken OR 441/MATH 441 will not receive credit. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 203 or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 542: Operations Research: Stochastic Models. 3 credits.
A survey of probabilistic methods for solving decision problems under uncertainty, probability theory review, reliability, queuing theory, inventory systems, Markov chain models, and simulation. Emphasis on modeling and problem solving. Notes: Students who have taken OR 442/MATH 442 do not receive credit. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 344 or MATH 351 or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 568: Applied Predictive Analytics. 3 credits.
Introduces predictive analytics with applications in engineering, business, and econometrics. Topics include time series and cross-sectional data processing, correlation, linear and multiple regressions, time series decomposition, predictive modeling and case study. Provides a foundation of basic theory and methodology with applied examples to analyze large engineering and econometric data for predictive decision making. Hand-on experiments with R will be emphasized. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 568.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 515 or Graduate Standing at the MSOR or MSSE programs.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 574: Quality Control and Process Management. 3 credits.
An overview of quality control techniques widely used in a number of manufacturing industries. The course teaches students about combining engineering process quality management and traditional statistical quality control procedures that are applicable in industry and are based on contemporary technologies such as lean Six Sigma, total quality management and predictive maintenance for achieving superior quality, reliability and maintainability. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 574.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 576: Manufacturing Systems Analysis. 3 credits.
An overview of modeling and analysis of general manufacturing systems techniques widely used in a number of manufacturing industries, such as semiconductor manufacturing. The course teaches students about best scheduling and inventory control practices, enterprise resource management principles, and details of engineering economy that are applicable in the industry. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 576.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 588: Financial Systems Engineering I: Introduction to Options, Futures, and Derivatives. 3 credits.
This course is an introduction to financial engineering. Financial engineering is a cross-disciplinary field which relies on mathematical finance, numerical methods, and computer simulations to make trading, hedging, and investment decisions. This course will introduce basic types of derivatives, such as forward, futures, swaps, and options; as well as financial models such as Brownian motion, Ito's formula, and Black-Scholes model. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 588.
Recommended Prerequisite: Eng. or Math Graduate standing, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture

600 Level Courses

OR 603: Sports Analytics. 3 credits.
Cover topics in the applied analysis of sports, with a focus on supporting team decision-makers. Students will learn to apply modern, practical analytic techniques to sports data in search of actionable insight and a competitive edge. The four major team sports of North America (football, baseball, basketball, and hockey) will be the primary subjects of study, but the course's learning objectives will universally apply to a variety of sports. Students will become familiar with the full analytic life-cycle: asking productive and relevant research questions, finding the right data, applying the appropriate tools, discovering insight, and clearly communicating results. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: (OR 531 or OR 541), and (STAT 518 or OR 568).
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 604: Practical Optimization. 3 credits.
Survey of optimization methods for students whose main focus is on application of optimization. Covers modeling, search methods, convexity, linear programming, sensitivity, networks, multiobjective optimization, heuristic methods, integer programming, nonlinear programming and dynamic programming; use of modeling languages and optimization tools, including NEOS. Notes: Course cannot be counted toward MSOR degree. Students who have taken OR 541 or 644 cannot receive credit. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 531 and CS 112 or higher programming course.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 635: Discrete System Simulation. 3 credits.
Computer simulation as a scientific methodology in operations analysis, with emphasis on model development, implementation, and analysis of results. Discrete-event models, specialized software, input modeling, and output statistics are covered. Extensive computational work is required. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 542, or STAT 354 or 344, or equivalent; and knowledge of scientific programming language.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 640: Global Optimization and Computational Intelligence. 3 credits.
Introduction to global optimization of nonconvex mathematical programs and numerical methods for the solution of such problems. Topics covered include high-level survey of traditional mathematical programming algorithms; critical comparison of metaheuristics and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to traditional mathematical programming algorithms; probabilistic search, multistart methods, statistical tests of performance and confidence, simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, neural networks, Tabu search, homotopies and tunneling; the traveling salesman problem, the Steiner problem, Stackelberg-Cournot-Nash mathematical games and other classical nonconvex optimization problems. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 203 or equivalent, and knowledge of a scientific programming language.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 641: Linear Programming. 3 credits.
In-depth look at the theory and methodology of linear programming: Computational enhancements of the revised simplex method; sparse-matrix techniques, bounded variables and the dual simplex method. Alternative interior point methods described and computational complexity of various algorithms analyzed. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 541 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 642: Integer Programming. 3 credits.
Cutting plane and enumeration algorithms for solution of integer linear programs; bounding strategies and reformulation techniques; heuristic approaches to the solution of complex problems; knapsack problems, matching problems, set covering and partitioning problems; applications to problems in OR/MS, such as capital budgeting, facility location, political redistricting, engineering design, and scheduling. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 541 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 643: Network Modeling. 3 credits.
Introduction to network problems in operations research, computer science, electrical engineering, and systems engineering. Solution techniques for various classes of such problems are developed. Topics include minimal-cost network flow, maximal flow, shortest path, and generalized networks; plus stochastic networks, network reliability, and combinatorially based network problems. Complexity of each problem class analyzed. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 541 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 644: Nonlinear Programming. 3 credits.
Nonlinear optimization theory and techniques applicable to problems in engineering, economics, operations research, and management science. Covers convex sets and functions, optimality criteria and duality; algorithms for unconstrained minimization, including descent methods, conjugate directions, Newton-type and quasi-Newton methods; and algorithms for constrained optimization, including active set methods and penalty and barrier methods. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 213 or equivalent and OR 541 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 645: Stochastic Processes. 3 credits.
Selected applied probability models including Poisson processes, discrete- and continuous-time Markov chains, renewal and regenerative processes, semi-Markov processes, queuing and inventory systems, reliability theory, and stochastic networks. Emphasis on applications in practice as well as analytical models. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to STAT 645.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 542 or STAT 544 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 646: Stochastic Optimization. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to stochastic optimization, more specifically, stochastic programming. The objectives are (i) to provide students with the ability to model and solve optimization problems under uncertainty, and (ii) to make students familar with the state-of-the-art of stochastic programming. Homework will be used to reinforce and supplement information in each section. Through the semester we will be reading research papers to supplement the material in the text book. Papers and other course material will be provided on Blackboard. Students should be proficient with one programming language (e.g. MATLAB, Python, Java, C++) and should be able to become familiar with a math programming solver (e.g. Cplex, Gurobi.) Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 541 and OR 542.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 647: Queuing Theory. 3 credits.
Unified approach to queuing, organized by type of model. Single- and multiple-channel exponential queues; Erlangian models, bulk and priority queues, networks of queues; general arrival and/or service times; and statistical inference and simulation of queues are covered. Extensive use of computational software. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 542, STAT 544, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 649: Topics in Operations Research. 3-6 credits.
Advanced topic chosen according to interests of students and instructor from dynamic programming, inventory theory, queuing theory, Markov and semi-Markov decision processes, reliability theory, decision theory, network flows, large-scale linear programming, nonlinear programming, and combinatorics. Notes: May be repeated if topics substantially different. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 651: Military Operations Research I: Cost Analysis. 3 credits.
While drawing on other disciplines (managerial accounting, econometrics, systems analysis), cost analysis uses operations research to assist decision makers in choosing preferred future courses of action by evaluating selected alternatives on the basis of their costs, benefits, and risks. Cost analysis is distinctly different from cost estimating in that projecting future courses of action almost always requires mathematical modeling. Topics include analysis overview, economic analysis, estimating relationships (factors, simple and complex models), acquiring and verifying cost data, cost progress curves, life-cycle costing, scheduling estimating, effectiveness and risk estimation, relationship of effectiveness models and measures to cost analysis. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: OR 541 or OR 542.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 652: Military Operations Research Modeling II: Effectiveness Analysis. 3 credits.
Examines issues and modeling underlying military decisions at the Military Service, Joint Staff, and Department of Defense level. Analytical methods with applications to theater campaign analysis, equipment and weapon system modernization, force structure development, strategic mobility and deployment, small-scale contingency operations, logistics, and requirements determination are considered. Optimization, simulation, and statistical techniques are stressed. Realistic problems presented and solved as case studies. Display of results and presentation techniques for military decision makers emphasized. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: OR 541 or OR 542.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 660: Air Transportation Systems Modeling. 3 credits.
Introduces range of current issues in air transportation, including public policy toward the industry, industry economics, system capacity, current system modeling capability, human factors considerations, safety analysis and surveillance systems, and new technological developments. Students expected to develop broad understanding of contemporary and future issues. Knowledge evaluated through class discussions, a take-home midterm exam and a term project to be completed by the end of the semester. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 660.
Recommended Prerequisite: SYST 460/560, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 670: Metaheuristics for Optimization. 3 credits.
Course on the theory and practice of metaheuristics, i.e. solution search techniques for solving combinatorial optimization problems. It will introduce the theory, applications (scheduling in manufacturing, transportation, and in other engineering and service industries), and computational aspects of directly searching for solutions to solve computationally complex optimization problems without a well-defined analytical model. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 670.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 441/541 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

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Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 671: Judgment and Choice Processing and Decision Making. 3 credits.
How do people make judgments and decisions? Course presents an initial review of scientific literature directed toward answering this question, and emphasizes its importance when performing decision analysis and designing systems to support judgment and decision processes. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 671.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 344/354, OR 542 or permission of instructor.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 674: Dynamic Programming. 3 credits.
Course on the theory and practice of dynamic programming, i.e., optimal sequential decision making over time in the presence of uncertainties. Stresses intuition, the mathematical foundations being for the most part elementary. Introduces the theory, applications (finance, engineering, and biology), and computational aspects of dynamic programming for deterministic and stochastic problems. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 674.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 442 or OR 542 or permission of instructor.
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Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 675: Reliability Analysis. 3 credits.
Introduction to component and system reliability, their relationship, and problems of inference. Topics include component lifetime distributions and hazard functions, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing, life testing, accelerated life testing, system structural functions, and system maintainability. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 675.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 544/554, OR 542 or permission of instructor.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 681: Decision and Risk Analysis. 3 credits.
Application of analytic reasoning and skills to practical problems in decision-making. Topics include problem structure, analysis and solution implementation, emphasizing contemporary approaches to decision analytic techniques. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 542 or MBA 638.
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Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 682: Computational Methods in Engineering and Statistics. 3 credits.
Numerical methods have been developed to solve mathematical problems that lack explicit closed-form solutions or have solutions that are not amenable to computer calculations. Examples include solving differential equations or computation probabilities. Discusses numerical methods for such problems as regression, analysis of variance, nonlinear equations, differential and difference equations and nonlinear optimization. Applications in statistics and engineering are emphasized. Involves extensive computer use. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CSI 690, CSI 700, MATH 685.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 203 and 213 or equivalent, and modern numerical methods and software.
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Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 683: Principles of Command, Control, Communications, Computing, and Intelligence (C4I). 3 credits.
Fundamental principles of C4I are developed from descriptive, theoretical, and quantitative perspectives. Principles and techniques applicable to wide range of civilian and military situations. Topics include C2 process; modeling and simulation for combat operations; detection, sensing, and tracking; data fusion and situation assessment; optimal decision making; methodologies and tools of C4I architectures; tools for modeling and evaluations of C4 systems such as queuing theory. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECE 528 or OR 542 or SYST 611 or equivalent.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 688: Financial Systems Engineering II: Derivative Products and Risk Management. 3 credits.
Financial engineering is a cross-disciplinary field which relies on mathematical finance, numerical methods, and computer simulations to make trading, hedging, and investment decisions, as well as facilitating the risk management of those decisions. This course will focus on risk management for both market risk and credit risk. It will cover a broad range of derivatives products and hedging strategies with emphasis on how risks are managed in financial institutions. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 688.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR/SYST 588 or permission of instructor.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 690: Optimization of Supply Chains. 3 credits.
Focuses on both supply chain optimization from an enterprise-wide perspective, and supply chain optimization from a business-to-business e-commerce concern. Concerned with optimizing the value of goods and services and assuring a reasonable return on such sales. Describes both heuristic and exact algorithms for scheduling, production, inventory management, logistics, and distribution. New software that enables such optimization is presented, as are manufacturing and service examples from the public and private sectors. New techniques to handle risk, quality of data, and robustness of solutions are presented. Students perform case studies using state-of-the-art software. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Mathematics through linear algebra, and STAT 344.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 699: Masters Project. 3 credits.
Capstone project course for MS/OR program. Key activity is completion of a major applied team project resulting in an acceptable technical report and oral briefing. Student should plan to take this course in the last semester of studies. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to OR 680.
Recommended Prerequisite: 21 graduate credits in OR or SYST.
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Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture

700 Level Courses

OR 719: Graphical Models for Inference and Decision Making. 3 credits.
Theory and methods for inference and decision making in environments characterized by uncertain information. Covers graphical probability and decision models. Studies approaches to representing knowledge about uncertain phenomena, and planning and acting under uncertainty. Topics include knowledge engineering, exact and approximate inference in graphical models, learning in graphical models, temporal reasoning, planning, and decision-making. Practical model-building experience provided. Students apply what they learn to a project of their own choosing. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CSI 775, STAT 719.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 652 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 735: Advanced Stochastic Simulation. 3 credits.
Special topics and recent developments in Monte Carlo simulation methodology for discrete-event stochastic systems. Contents vary; possible topics include statistical analysis of simulation output data, random number and random ariate generation, variance reduction techniques, sensitivity analysis and optimization of simulation models, distributed and parallel simulation, object-oriented simulation, and specialized applications. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 735.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 635 or permission of instructor.
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Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 741: Advanced Linear Programming. 3 credits.
Recent developments in linear programming. Highlights advances in interior point methods and also addresses developments in the simplex method. Projective methods, affine methods, and path-following methods are examined, including Karmarkar's original work. Discusses relationships between these methods, and relationships to methods in nonlinear programming. Also discussed are advances in data structures and other implementation issues. Students test software and solve large-scale linear programs. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 541 or 641.
Registration Restrictions:

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Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 750: Advanced Topics in Operations Research. 3 credits.
Special topics, applications, or recent developments in operations research. Contents vary and may include topics in optimization, stochastic methods, or decision support that are not covered in the standard OR curriculum. Notes: May be repeated when topics are distinctly different. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 541 or 542, and 600-level course that varies with content of course.
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Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

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Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 751: Advanced Topics in Operations Research for Planning and Scheduling. 3 credits.
Introduces combinatorial optimization problems in scheduling and logistics. Solution techniques for various classes of such problems are developed. Topics include deterministic and stochastic scheduling algorithms with applications in manufacturing and service sectors. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 541.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 763: Research Methods in Systems Engineering and Information Technology. 3 credits.
Examines alternative paradigms of scientific research and their applicability to research in information technology. Topics include fundamental elements of scientific investigation, basic principles of experimental design and statistical induction, philosophy of science and its relation to the information technology sciences, and case studies of information technology research. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 763.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 554, OR 542, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 774: Advanced Dynamic Programming. 3 credits.
Covers advanced topics on the theory and practice of dynamic programming, i.e., optimal sequential decision making over time in the presence of uncertainties. Stresses the mathematical foundations and introduces the theory, computational aspect, and applications of dynamic programming for deterministic and stochastic problems. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 674/SYST 674 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 780: Queuing Modeling of Computer-Communication Networks. 3 credits.
Studies analytical modeling of computer and communication networks and performance evaluations. Topics include Markovian systems, open networks, closed networks, approximations, decomposition, simulation, sensitivity analysis, and optimal operation of systems. Presents local area networks, manufacturing systems, and other applications. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 645 or OR 647. or ECE 542; or equivalents.
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Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 782: Advanced Topics in Combinatorial Optimizations. 3 credits.
Studies problems using most recent developments. Topics include cutting plane procedures based on polyhedral combinatorics; column-generation procedures for large, complex problems; heuristic approaches such as genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, and tabu search; study of special structures; reformulation techniques; and bounding approaches. Topics stress most recent developments in field. Notes: May be repeated when topics are distinctly different. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 641 or OR 642.
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Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 783: Advanced Topics in Network Optimization. 3 credits.
Recent developments in solving optimization problems on networks. Prepares doctoral students to perform advanced research on network-related problems. Topics include linear, discrete, nonlinear, and stochastic problems. Several aspects of problems also studied, including computational complexity, exact algorithms, heuristics, solvable special cases, and computer implementation issues. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 643.
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Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 784: Advanced Topics in Nonlinear Programming. 3 credits.
Studies theory and algorithms for solving nonlinear optimization problems. Contents vary; possible topics include large-scale and parallel-unconstrained optimization, theoretical issues in constrained optimization, duality theory, Lagrangian and sequential quadratic programming methods. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 644.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture

800 Level Courses

OR 842: Models of Probabilistic Reasoning. 3 credits.
Survey of alternative views about how incomplete, inconclusive, and possibly unreliable evidence might be evaluated and combined. Discusses Bayesian, Baconian, Shafer-Dempster, and Fuzzy systems for probabilistic reasoning. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 544, OR 542, OR 681 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 888: Distributed Estimation and Multisensor Tracking and Fusion. 3 credits.
Centralized and distributed estimation theory, hierarchical estimation, tracking and data association, multisensor multitarget tracking and fusion, distributed tracking in distributed sensor networks, track-to-track association and fusion, and Bayesian networks for fusion. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECE 734 or SYST 611.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture

900 Level Courses

OR 944: The Process of Discovery and Its Enhancement in Engineering Applications. 3 credits.
Studies ingredients of imaginative reasoning as it concerns efficient discovery of new ideas and valid evidential test of them. Topics include different interpretations of Peirce's theory of abductive reasoning and other forms of reasoning, Hintikka's analysis of process of inquiry, and current attempts to design systems that provide assistance in discovery-related or investigative activities. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SYST 944.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 842 or SYST 842 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture
OR 981: Optimization in Medicine. 3 credits.
Course focuses on the application of optimization to medicine, as well as on modeling used and solution approaches to the optimization problems generated. Particular attention is paid to algorithms and methodology not discussed in other optimization courses. Topics covered include nonlinear integer programs, large-scale nonlinear and integer programs, problems governed by differential equations, and more. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: OR 641 or OR 642 or OR 643 or OR 644.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Science, Schar School of Policy and Gov or Volgenau School of Engineering colleges.

Schedule Type: Lecture