Course Number
Next Offered
Spring 2022
Primary Program
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Applied Physics Laboratory
Mode of Study
Face to Face, Virtual Live

Queues are a ubiquitous part of everyday life; common examples are supermarket checkout stations, help desk call centers, manufacturing assembly lines, wireless communication networks, and multi-tasking computers. Queuing theory provides a rich and useful set of mathematical models for the analysis and design of service process for which there is contention for shared resources. This course explores both theory and application of fundamental and advanced models in this field. Fundamental models include single and multiple server Markov queues, bulk arrival and bulk service processes, and priority queues. Applications emphasize communication networks and computer operations but may include examples from transportation, manufacturing, and the service industry. Advanced topics may vary. Course Note(s): This course is the same as EN.605.725 Queuing Theory with Applications to Computer Science.

Course Prerequisite(s)

Multivariate calculus and a graduate course in probability and statistics such as EN.625.603 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis.

Course Offering(s)


01/25/2022 - 05/03/2022
Tues 7:20 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Notes: Students who wish to enroll and attend in Virtual Live (3VL only) courses in-person/on-site at Homewood or the Applied Physics Lab in the Spring 2022 term must upload their proof of COVID-19 and flu vaccination or receive an approve medical/religious exemption in the Vaccine Management System (VMS) system prior to their enrollment. Students who plan to attend Virtual Live (3VL) courses remotely must email [email protected] to indicate their status to “Off-campus" prior to their enrollment. For these courses, direct enrollment is not permitted for this term. Instead students must email [email protected] with their registration request, and our registration team will complete the enrollment once vaccination compliance has been verified. Note: Students will have until November 19, 2021 to become flu vaccine compliant.
Spring 2022
Mode of Study
Virtual Live
Applied Physics Laboratory