Teaching simulation using case studies

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Teaching simulation using case studies
We have developed and implemented a case-based approach for introducing discrete event simulation to undergraduate and graduate manufacturing engineering students. Students learn only the simulation methods necessary to support the case studies. Case studies are derived from topics of interest to practicing manufacturing engineers. Cases are organized into four modules: basic systems organizations, systems operating strategies, material handling, and supply chain management. Course instruction is based on active learning. Tutorials and laboratories assist students in comprehending the simulation methods. Courses are taught in a computer-aided teaching studio, so that the mix of passive and active learning can be adjusted as appropriate to each class meeting. An industrybased project serves as the course capstone.
Charles R. Standridge
Added 01 Nov 2010
Updated 01 Nov 2010
Type Conference
Year 2000
Where WSC
Authors Charles R. Standridge
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