ENGM 732
Stochastic Models

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Instructor: S. Kellogg
Objectives: The student will understand the fundamental models and theory required to successfully utilize decision models incorporating queueing theory, dynamic programming, markov chains, and other stochastic models.
Prerequisite: ENGM prerequisites include a calculus based background in probability and statistics. This course will make extensive use of that background.
Time/Place: T 6:00-9:00 pm
IER 205
Text: Introduction to Operations Research, 9th ed., Hillier & Lieberman, McGraw-Hill, 1995.
Office: IER 301
Hours: M, W, F, 10:00-12:00
by appointment
Grading: Exams (3)             100%

   90-100%    A       
   80- 89%     B      
   70- 79%     C      

Grades of less than C available on request. Homeworks will be assigned weekly but will not be required to be turned in. Students are encouraged to keep up with the homework schedule. There will be no retesting of exams.
Intellectual Diversity Freedom in learning.  Students are responsible for learning the content of any course of study in which they are enrolled. Under Board of Regents and University policy, student academic performance shall be evaluated solely on an academic basis and students should be free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any course of study. Students who believe that an academic evaluation is unrelated to academic standards but is related instead to judgment of their personal opinion or conduct should contact the dean of the college which offers the class to initiate a review of the evaluation.
ADA Students with special needs or requiring special accommodations should contact the instructor and/or the campus ADA coordinator, Jolie McCoy, at 394-1924 at the earliest opportunity. 

Distance Learners

Onsite vs

All ENGM course offerings serve both onsite and distance learners simultaneously.  Consequently, you must ensure you are registered for the correction section.  Onsite sections are M021 and distance sections are M840. 


All course materials, schedules, learning objectives, assignments, and supplementary materials are posted to an instructor course site.  Lectures are recorded live with onsite students and are captured through a variety of mechanisms.  Captured lectures are duplicated onto a DVD and mailed to students enrolled in the distance section.  DVD's are typically mailed to distance learners within 2 days of the lecture. You must make sure the department secretary has your current address for DVD mailings.  In addition, lectures may be streamed and posted to the ENGM video site. 

Course Notes: The course syllabus and lecture notes will be posted to the course web page. I will also post course objectives, homework assignments and solutions, and other pertinent information to this page. A course syllabus and lecture notes will be mailed along with the first DVD. In general, students must download lecture notes from the web prior to coming to class (or prior to viewing the DVD). Additional material or lecture notes that have been significantly modified will be mailed with the appropriate DVD.

Text Materials: The course text needs to be purchased directly from the Tech Bookstore. They may be contacted by calling (605) 394-2374 or may be ordered directly through the Tech Bookstore URL

Course notes may be downloaded from the web .
Office Hours: Most students contact me via phone, fax, or e-mail.

Phone: (605) 394-1271
Fax: (605) 394-2405

I have included my fall schedule so that you maximize any opportunity to get in touch with me. However, if I am not here, please leave a message and a time frame in which I can get in touch with you. In most cases, I will return calls on the same day.
Homeworks: Homeworks are typically assigned weekly, however because of the time lag between on site and distance learners, homeworks are not to be turned in. Rather, they are assigned as suggested problems for preparation for the exams. Solutions for all problems assigned will be posted electronically to the class web site prior to scheduled exams.
Testing: Prior to the first exam, distance learning students must submit and receive approval of a proctor to whom the test may be sent. The secretary ( ) will mail exams along with instructions directly to the specified proctor. The student will make arrangements with the proctor to complete the examination. Completed exams should be returned directly to Ms. Krein via email or at the following address.

Christal Krein
Industrial Engineering, SDM&T
501 E. St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

All students are encouraged to actively collaborate on all course materials including homework. The only exception, of course, is for the examinations. Distance and onsite learners may collaborate through interaction of the course management system.  Course management URL will be posted to the instructor course site.