At the end of the course the students will be able to:

1.1. identify basic simulation elements such as entities, events, input parameters, state variables, and performance measures.

1.2. perform hand simulation for simple systems.

2.1. develop basic simulation models and collect output statistics using a simulation software package.

2.2. use a variety of simulation software package constructs to model the flow through more complex systems.

3.1. apply statistical tools and hypothesis testing to determine the input probability distributions.

3.2. analyze the simulation output using statistical estimation techniques, design and conduct experiments to create and evaluate alternative system configurations.