Information for Prospective Students

What is Operations Research
Operations Research has wide applications in: Business, Industry, Boardroom and Executive Offices, Manufacturing and service operations, Finance and Control, Marketing Research and Forecasting, Agriculture, Health Systems, Information Systems and Statistical Data Analysis, Econometric modeling, Engineering, Research and Development, Government and Military Organisations, Complex Scheduling, Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Distribution Management, Telecommunications, Transportation, Public Sector.


Expected Benefits of using Operations Research:
  • Increased Revenue
  • Increased Market Share
  • Reduction in Costs
  • Greater utilisation from limited equipment, facilities, money and personnel
  • Manage and reduce risk
  • Improve quality
  • Increased speed and throughput
  • Provide a better basis for forecasting and planning
  • Good governance practices
  • Quantify and balance qualitative considerations
  • Asses the likely outcomes of decision alternatives and uncover better alternatives
  • Demonstrate feasibility and workability and assist with training
  • Gain better control; achieve turn-around

We offer the following programmes in our department:

Undergraduate Programmes



Postgraduate Programmes