Topics in Operations Research


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


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


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


• 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 structures

Type of instruction

As described in §17.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 5 ECTS course module and the work load is expected to be 137,5 hours for the student.



Name of examTopics in Operations Research
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Skriftlig eller mundtlig eller løbende evaluering
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 titleEmner i operationsanalyse
Module codeK-MØK3-TOPOR
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
DepartmentDepartment of Mathematical Sciences
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science