Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Engineers design systems to address the needs of the society. A part of the design process is to determine how well the designed systems perform. In this subject the students learn the methods for analysing systems performance. The topics covered in the subject include a review of concepts and tools to be used, system modelling using series-parallel acyclic graphs, an overview of performance estimation methods, discrete event simulation, generation of synthetic load-generation of random variables, generation of pseudo random numbers, statistical analysis of simulated data, variance reduction techniques, statistical validation techniques. Though the focus is on simulation, analysis of simple systems using queuing theory and stochastic modelling is also covered.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSomnath Ghosh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MAT1CDE and MAT2MFC


Incompatible subjects CSE41PCS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSomnath Ghosh

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Exam (3 hours)70
Two programming assignments equivalent to 1,500 words.Hurdle requirement: In order to pass the unit, students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the overall non-examination components.30