Engineering Optimization – Concepts, Methods and Applications


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in 1st Semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module are expected to: 

  • Have gained an in-depth understanding of important concepts and methods of optimisation for efficient solution of optimisation problems within different areas of engineering, including design optimisation of mechanical systems.


  • Have developed skills and expertise in proper formulation 
  • Have developed skills and expertise in the modelling of engineering optimisation problems as well as in selecting or developing appropriate techniques for numerical solutions to such problems.


  • Be able to apply the concepts, theories and methods for solution of engineering optimisation problems
  • Be able to account for the considerations involved in the process of formulating and modelling an engineering optimisation problem, choosing an advantageous method of solution and implementing it in practice.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examEngineering Optimization – Concepts, Methods and Applications
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleIngeniørmæssig optimering – begreber, metoder og anvendelser
Module codeM-MT-K2-D2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science