Short Title:Simulation & Visualisation 5 Credits
Full Title:Simulation & Visualisation
Module Code:SIMS H6001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Computer Science
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Author:JOHN BURNS
Module Description:To develop critical understanding of the theory and techniques used to design, develop and deploy applications for basic simulation, including direct modelling and Monte Carlo randomisation, and visualisation of complex models and the effective communication of data analysis. This module develops awareness in the student of non-linear computing techniques and systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Plan and design a simulation and develop a simple simulation of a complex stochastic system, demonstrating critical understanding of model calibration and result confidence limit/tolerance.
LO2 Design and develop multi-dimensional data visualization application using open source toolkits.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment CA1 – elapsed, individual 1 30.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment CA2 – elapsed, individual 2 50.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment CA3 – elapsed, group 2 20.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lab No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Railsback and Grimm 2011, Agent-Based and Individual-Based Modeling: A Practical Introduction, Princeton University Press [ISBN: 0691136742]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_KDMCO_M M. Sc. in Distributed and Mobile Computing 1 Elective
TA_KITMG_M M.Sc. in Information Technology Management 1 Elective
TA_KDMCO_PD Postgraduate Diploma in Distributed and Mobile Computing 1 Elective
TA_KITMG_PD Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology Management 1 Elective