This course introduces engineers to the practical aspects of constructing computerized simulation studies to analyze and interpret real phenomena. This course explains how a computer can be used to generate random numbers, and how to use these random numbers to generate the behavior of a stochastic model over time. It presents the statistics needed to analyze simulated data as well as that needed for validating the simulation model.


  • On Feb 19 and Feb 26, ET601 will start at 10:40AM.
  • No ET601 class on Jan 15 and Feb 5.
  • On Jan 8, ET601 lectures will be given in Room BKD 3511.
  • No class on Dec 25 and Jan 1. Class resumes on Jan 8.
  • No class on Dec 4. Therefore, HW1 due date is changed to Dec 11.
  • Welcome to ET601! Feel free to look around this site.

General Information

Handouts and Course Material

Exercises and Projects

  1. HW1 (Due: Dec 11, 1PM)
  2. HW2 (Due: Dec 18, 1PM)
  3. HW3 (Due: Jan 8, 1PM)
  4. HW4 (Due: Jan 15, 1PM)
  5. HW5 (Due: Jan 29, 1PM)
  6. First Project (15%):
  7. HW6 (Due: Feb 27, 1PM)
  8. Second project (35%)

Reading Assignment

  1. [MFAT] Lesson 1 (Introduction), Lesson 2 (Working with the MATLAB User Interface), Lesson 3 (Variables and Expressions)
  2. [MFAT] Lesson 4 (Analysis and Visualization with Vectors), Lesson 5 (Analysis and Visualization with Matrices), Lesson 6 (Automating Commands with Scripts)
  3. [Ross] Sections 2.1-2.6, 2.8-2.9, 3.1, 4.1


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