Course Description

The course provides an introduction to Discrete Event Simulation.


MA240 (or equivalent) and permission of the Depatment


Dr. Ilias S. Kotsireas,  Office 2076A, Office Hours 24/7 and by appointment, Phone 884-0710 ext. 2218 E-Mail: ikotsire@@wlu.ca

Course Textbook

Textbook Support Web Site A link to the book support web page is available at: http://www.bcnn.org/
Course Website A link to the course web page is available at: http://sauron.wlu.ca/kotsireas/teaching.html


  1. Statistical Models
  2. RandomNumberGeneration
Lecture Topics (corresponding to the 12 weeks schedule)

  1. Introduction CH1
  2. Simulation Examples CH2
  3. General Principles of Simulation CH3
  4. Introduction to GPSS, Elements of Probability Theory
  5. Useful Statistical Models CH5
  6. Queuing Theory CH6
  7. Random Number Generators CH7
  8. Random Variate Generation CH8
  9. Input Modeling CH9
  10. Verification and Validation of Simulation Models CH10
  11. Simulation of Computer Systems, Simulation of Computer Networks, CH14, CH15
  12. Research Projects Presentations

Class Schedule

Winter Semester Timetable

              |     Tue     |     Thu     |
              |  2:30-3:50  |  2:30-3:50  |
              |    BA431    |    BA431    |
              |             |             |
Week 1:       |   ---       |    Jan 04   |
Week 2:       |  Jan 09     |    Jan 11   |
Week 3:       |  Jan 16     |    Jan 18   |
Week 4:       |  Jan 23     |    Jan 25   |
Week 5:       |  Jan 30     |    Feb 01   |
Week 6:       |  Feb 06     |    Feb 08   |
Week 7:       |  Feb 13     |    Feb 15   |
Reading Week Feb 19 - Feb 23 N o  C o u r s e s
              |             |             |
Week 8:       |  Feb 27     |   Mar 01    |
Week 9:       |  Mar 06     |   Mar 08    |
Week 10:      |  Mar 13     |   Mar 15    |
Week 11:      |  Mar 20     |   Mar 22    |
Week 12:      |  Mar 27     |   Mar 29    |
              |  Apr 03     |    ---      |
              |             |             |

Course Requirements/Student Evaluation

New Course Drop Dates 2006/2007:

September 8: final day to cancel Fall term and Fall/Winter session registration with no tuition charge (cancellation fee applies)
September 22: final day to drop 12-week and fall/winter session course(s) or withdraw at 10% tuition charge
November 6: final day to drop course(s) or withdraw from 12-week course(s) without failure and for tuition adjustment
January 2: final day to cancel Winter term registration with no tuition charge (cancellation fee applies)
January 16: final day to drop 12-week winter term course(s) or withdraw at 10% tuition charge
March 6: final day to drop course(s) or withdraw from two-term or 12-week Winter term course(s) without failure and for tuition adjustment

Examination Deferrals:

The Academic Date section of the Calendar (Printed and Web Site Versions) clearly states the examination date period for each semester. Students must note that they are required to reserve this time in their personal calendars for the examinations. The examination period for this course is APRIL 9-27, 2007. Students who are considering registering to write MCAT, LSAT or GMAT or a similar examination, should select a time for those examinations that occurs outside the University examination period. For additional information that describes the special circumstances for examination deferment, consult the University calendar.

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Students with disabilities or special needs, are advised to contact Laurier.s Accessible Learning Centre for information regarding its services and resources. Students are encouraged to review the Calendar for information regarding all services available on campus.

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