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Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering
1. Subject name Decision making methods
2. Subject name in Hungarian Döntéselőkészítő matematikai módszerek
3. Code BMEKOKKM221 4. Evaluation type mid-term grade 5. Credits 5
6. Weekly contact hours 3 (16) Lecture 1 (5) Practice 0 (0) Lab
7. Curriculum
Transportation Engineering MSc (K)
8. Role
Mandatory (mc) at Transportation Engineering MSc (K)
9. Working hours for fulfilling the requirements of the subject 150
Contact hours 56 Preparation for seminars 10 Homework 16
Reading written materials 56 Midterm preparation 12 Exam preparation 0
10. Department Department of Transport Technology and Economics
11. Responsible lecturer Dr. Békefi Zoltán
12. Lecturers Dr. Békefi Zoltán
13. Prerequisites  
14. Description of lectures
Principles of mathematical modeling. Solving linear programming problems using the simplex methods. Application of primal-dual methods in the decision process. Programming methods applied frequently in the transportation: transportation, assignment models, integer programming methods. Network problems and methods: maximum flow, minimum-cost flow problem, shortest path problem, critical path method. Dynamic programming. Principles of nonlinear programming, game theory, stochastic processes. Queuing models and their application in the transportation. Stocking problems. Markov chains and their application in transportation. Forecasting. Simulation. MultiCriteria Analysis.
15. Description of practices
Solving linear programming and other problems using computers, developing and solving simplified real life case studies.
16. Description of labortory practices
17. Learning outcomes
A. Knowledge

The student gets acquainted with the principal mathematical modeling methods, and will be able to identify and solve the decision problems, applying integrated technical and economical knowledge.

B. Skills


C. Attitudes


D. Autonomy and Responsibility


18. Requirements, way to determine a grade (obtain a signature)
The semester mark is resulted by the 2 midterm tests passed by the students during the semester.
19. Opportunity for repeat/retake and delayed completion
The midterms can be retaken according to the Code of Studies.
20. Learning materials
Hillier, F.S. – G.J. Lieberman: Introduction to Operation Theory
Effective date 10 October 2019 This Subject Datasheet is valid for 2023/2024 semester II