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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Requires students to consider a complex forest operations scheduling problem and to design a solution that optimises production, costs and safety, using simulation software.

Unit content

Describing complex problems as materials and flows
Introduction to simulation/optimisation software (SIMILE) and computer programming
Data collection and model building
Decision support under changing inputs to complex problems

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate a capacity to understand and elucidate a complex problemKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate skills in describing a complex problem as a computer based simulation modelKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate a capacity to use a model to manage decisions under changing operational environmentCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a capacity to understand and elucidate a complex problem
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate skills in describing a complex problem as a computer based simulation model
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate a capacity to use a model to manage decisions under changing operational environment
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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