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
Permitted aidsPlease see the semester description / module description
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


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Mathematics-Economics
Study BoardStudy Board of Mathematical Sciences
DepartmentDepartment of Mathematical Sciences
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science