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MR3512: APPLIED SIMULATION STUDIES (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Computer-based simulation offers an innovative way to combine theory with practice in geography, GIS/digital mapping, geology, oil and gas exploration, the marine and coastal sciences, environmental science, medicine, statistics and mathematics, as well as business applications. The course combines theory with the practical use of simulation software, R and Python languages for spatial simulation. OilSim software is used to illustrate the role of simulation in education and training for the oil and gas industry. Practical sessions with software tools and techniques, in a group learning environment, are used to apply theory and practice in a competitive problem-solving environment.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Green

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of GG1006 Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Passed) or GG1007 Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Passed) or GG1008 Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Passed) or GG1507 Scotland: Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or GG1508 Scotland: Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or GG1509 Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or GG2003 Environmental Systems (Passed) or GG2004 Space, Economy and Society (Passed) or GG2010 Physical Environments (Passed) or GG2011 Perspectives in Human Geography (Passed) or GG2012 Space, Economy and Society (Passed) or GG2014 Space, Economy and Society (Passed) or GG2504 Environment and Society (Passed) or GG2505 Mapping and Monitoring the Environment (Passed) or GG2509 Environment and Society (Passed) or GG2510 Mapping and Monitoring the Environment (Passed) or KL107T Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Passed) or KL107Y Global Worlds, Global Challenges (Kl Version) (Passed) or KL157T Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or KL157Y Scotland: Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Kl Version) (Passed) or KL159Y Global Worlds, Local Challenges (Passed) or MR1008 Marine Resources (Passed) or MR1010 Marine Resources (Passed) or MR1510 Marine and Coastal Studies (Passed) or MR1513 Marine and Coastal Studies (Passed) or MR1514 Marine and Coastal Studies (Passed) or MR2506 Coastal Engineering (Passed) or MR2507 Coastal Ecology, Conservation and Management (Passed) or MR2508 Coastal Engineering (Passed) or MR2509 Coastal Ecology, Conservation and Management (Passed) or MR2510 Coastal Engineering (Passed) or MR2511 Coastal Ecology, Conservation and Management (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Computer-based simulation offers an innovative way to combine theory with practice in geography, GIS/digital mapping, geology, oil and gas exploration, the marine and coastal sciences, environmental science, medicine, statistics and mathematics, as well as business applications. The course combines theory with the practical use of simulation software, R and Python languages for spatial simulation. OilSim software is used to illustrate the role of simulation in education and training for the oil and gas industry. Practical sessions with software tools and techniques, in a group learning environment, are used to apply theory and practice in a competitive problem-solving environment.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Two coursework assessments (25%/75% weghting for each component) = 100%


Resit: Resubmission of failed coursework components, with mark for those components to be capped at CAS 9.

Formative Assessment

A number of additional duly completed in-class assignments will be provided.

Feedback

Students will receive feedback on coursework using Turnitin.  Feedback on all assignments will be within two weeks. 

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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