Topics in Operations Research


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


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


• formulate discrete optimisation problems
• chose the appropriate solution strategy to a number of discrete optimisation 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 the limitations, advantages and disadvantages of relational data structures

Type of instruction

Lectures with exercises, possibly mini projects with student presentations.

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 examTopics in Operations Research
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 titleEmner i operationsanalyse
Module codeK-MØK1-TOPOR
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mathematical Sciences
DepartmentDepartment of Mathematical Sciences
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science