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TUTA3250 Simulation of Production Systems, 3 cp 
Code TUTA3250  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Simulation of Production Systems  Abbreviation Simulation of P 
Scope3 cp  Expiry date  
TypeAdvanced level studies SubjectTUO Industrial Management 
TypeCourse  Lessons  
Study right   Grading1 - 5 
Recommended time of completion  Qualifies as postgraduate studiesno
    Can be taken several timesno
Responsible unit School of Technology and Innovations 


Introduction to Production Management TUTA2170, Basic Course in Statistics STAT1020 or previous studies with similar content.


As an outcome of this course, participants learn how to develop computer simulation models of real or con-ceptual systems, and how to correctly design, analyze and interpret the results of computer simulation exper-iments. The course develops problem-solving and decision-making skills (Excel labs) and IT skills (simulation software).

By the end of this course students should be able to: (1) Understand the possible applications of production simulation systems, (2) To apply basic tools of simulation in context of operations management and man-agement science, (3) Use MS Excel based simulation for simple stochastic problems, (4) Use 3D simulation software by using built-in-machinery models catalog, (5) To evaluate simulation model results. The course will also support the development of students’ skills in the areas of IT skills and written skills.


This course will give an introduction simulation of production systems. The lectures will cover the concepts of continuous and discrete event simulation, stochastic process, statistical ranking and selection procedures, verification and validation of simulation models, functionality related to use MS Excel based simulation tools, production simulation by using Visual Components 3D Automate software, creating own 3D simulation model based on tutorial.

Study Materials 

Manuel, L., Laguna, M. & Marklund, J. (2005) Business Process Modeling, Simulation and Design, Pearson Education India

Teaching Methods 

Lectures and labs 20 hours, independent work 60 h

Modes of Study 

Written report on the work tasks and participation in exersices, submitted assignments

Languages: language(s) of instruction: English completion language(s): English
Grading: scale 1-5 or fail,
1: The student is able, with guidance, to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit.
3: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently.
5: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently and is able apply the learnt knowledge in new contexts.


Responsible Person: Petri Helo
Rayko Toshev, Petri Helo

Further Information 

Responsible Unit: School of Technology and Innovations
Additional Information:
this course is available only for the master students in Industrial Management


Current and future teaching
Functions Name Type cp Teacher Schedule
Register Simulation of Production Systems (L01)  Lecture Course  Petri Helo,
Rayko Toshev 
09.03.20 -24.03.20

Future examinations
No examinations