Computational Statistics and Operations Research


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained by the modules in Mathematical Analysis, Probability Theory, Statistical Inference for Linear Models from the BSc programmes.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students completing the module know about

  • quantitative software development and computational statistics
  • manufacturing planning and control including inventory management and material requirements planning
  • optimization of discrete problems
  • heuristics and meta-heuristics
  • relational databases and their usage


Students completing the module are able to

  • implement numerical algorithms
  • formulate discrete optimization problems
  • chose the appropriate solution strategy to a number of discrete optimization problems
  • perform basic database operations


Students completing the module are able to

  • understand the principles of inventory management
  • understand differences in solutions strategies
  • apply heuristics and meta-heuristic methods to solve complex problems
  • understand relational data structures

understand the limitations, advantages and disadvantages of relational data structu

Type of instruction

Cf. §17.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 5 ECTS course module and the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examComputational Statistics and Operations Research
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam, or individual ongoing during the course. In order to participate in the course evaluation, students must have actively participated in course progress by way of one or several independent oral and/or written contributions.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleComputational Statistics and Operations Research
Module codeF-MOK-K2-6
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mathematical Sciences
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science