Academic Catalog

OR506 METHODOLOGY OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

Course Code: 8800506
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Operational Research
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. HALDUN SRAL
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Introduction to the meaning of science and the distinction between pure and applied, natural and social sciences; characterization of Operational Research as a discipline of inquiry and as a profession. Problem solving and research; concepts and meaning of problem, model and optimal solution; various forms of defining and measurement. Critical issues of inquiry and implementation of research results.