Faculty Advisor

Zeng, Amy Z.

Abstract

The primary goal of this report is to introduce the read[er] to the world of timetabling problems and the different types of university timetabling methods that exist; and then to create a course scheduling optimization model that suits WPI's environment. First, data of the as-is scheduling process along with the WPI environment were collected and analyzed to understand how the scheduling process works and what kind of parameters and dynamics were involved. Once this step was completed, a model was developed to reflect these circumstances followed by recommendations for the as-is system. Furthermore, a local benchmarking study was carried [out] that compared WPI's system against local colleges' timetabling methods.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Industrial Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Business

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