Military Operational Research MSc

The course provides a detailed exposure to the context, issues and methods used to analyse the increasingly complex problems which are found in the defence environment and to support decision making. The course provides a detailed exposure to the context, issues and methods used to analyse the increasingly complex problems which are found in the defence environment and to support decision making. It exposes the types of analysis and allows practical experience of tools and methods which are used, ranging from judgemental analysis through mathematical techniques to models and simulations. The course includes judgemental elicitation and analysis techniques, mathematical analysis methods (including optimisation), war gaming and combat modelling, logistics modelling and simulation methods. The use and utility of all the methods are explored through practical exercises and studies.

Course syllabus:

  1. Advanced Module #1

  2. Advanced Module #2

  3. Advanced Module #3

  4. Advanced Module #4

  5. Decision Analysis

  6. Discrete and Continuous Simulation

  7. Intelligent Systems

  8. Introduction to Operational Research Techniques

  9. Logistic Modelling

  10. Statistical Analysis and Trials

  11. War Gaming and Combat Modelling

  12. Weapon System Performance Assessment