Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. ETS061 overlaps following cours/es: ETS060 and ETS120. Optional for: C4, C4ks, D4, D4ks, E4, E4ks, I4, I4pvs, Pi4. Course coordinator: Director of Studies Daniel Sjöberg,, Electrical and Information Technology. Prerequisites: Programming, Basic probability, Statistical methods, Queuing theory. Assessment: To pass the course it is enoguh to do the home assignment and project work. To get the grades 4 and 5, one also has to do a written exam. Parts: 2. Home page:

The purpose of the course is to give an introduction to discrete event simulation, a method for studying the dynamics of systems and especially their real-time performance.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

In the course we start by studying different kinds of models. In the course we concentrate on discrete event models, where the state of the model is changed at certain, discrete epochs. Students learn to write process-oriented and event-scheduling simulation programs in general programming languages. Also simulation tools are used in the course. Estimation of accuracy, random number generation, methods for studying rare events, verification and validation are also covered. The students work very independently with projects where all the contents of the course are used.

Nyberg, C, Compendium in simulation


Code: 0106. Name: Project.
Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Project in simulation. Contents: Project in simulation.

Code: 0206. Name: Home Assignments.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Home assignments in simulation. Contents: Home assignments in simulation.