16-20 September 2019

Course details

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Fees:
    - per module £2000
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**Pre requisites: To undertake this module applicants normally must have also taken the‘Maths & Matlab module which is also offered via the CPD route**

Module leaders

Jon Love, Prof Gary Montague, Julian Morris, Dr Zaid Rawi

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Course aims

To provide an understanding of the statistical techniques and database technologies that enable management information to be abstracted from historic and real-time data for decision support. 

Who should attend?

  • To develop a deep understanding of the application of statistical techniques to process control. 
  • To study relational databases and the concepts upon which they are based. 
  • To become familiar with the principles of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) systems and production management. 
  • To introduce the use of real-time databases for decision support. 
  • To provide an introduction to linear programming as a basis for the CME 8390 module on Optimisation and Scheduling. 
  • To provide an introduction to some of the technologies involved in the CME 8386 module on Fuzzy, Neural and Expert Systems. 

Course structure

This module is of one week's full-time intensive study consisting of a variety of lectures, informal tutorials for problem solving and structured computer-based laboratory work. The time allocation for practical work provides for hands-on experience of querying databases using SQL.