363-1004-00L  Operations Research

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersM. Laumanns, S. Bütikofer van Oordt
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


363-1004-00 GOperations Research
Block course on two Saturdays: 3.11,/ 8.12.2018
First exercise on Monday, 5.11.2018, 8-10 h
28s hrs
Mon08:15-10:00ML F 39 »
03.11.08:15-16:00HG E 1.2 »
08.12.08:15-16:00HG E 1.2 »
M. Laumanns, S. Bütikofer van Oordt

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course provides an introduction to operations research methods in the fields of management science and economics. Requisite mathematical concepts are introduced with a practical, problem-solving perspective.
Objective- Introduction to building and using quantitative models in a business / industrial environment
- Introduction to basic optimization techniques (Linear Programming and extensions, network flows, integer programming, dynamic and stochastic optimization)
- Understanding the integration of quantitative models into the managerial decision process
ContentThe following topics are covered: Systems and models, linear models and the importance of linear programming, duality theory and shadow prices, integer programming, optimization under uncertainty and applications in inventory management.
Lecture notesA printed script will be made available.
LiteratureAny standard textbook in Operations Research is a useful complement to the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeUndergraduate calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics are a prerequisite.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Geospatial Engineering 2018; Version 06.10.2021 (Examination Block 3)
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersM. Laumanns, S. Bütikofer van Oordt
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered at the end after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Additional information on mode of examinationAllowed material ("Hilfsmittel"): 10 pieces of paper (A4 size) with printed or handwritten notes, non-programmable calculator, English dictionary.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.

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Management, Technology and Economics MasterQuantitative and Qualitative Methods for Solving Compex ProblemsW+Information
MAS in Management, Technology, and EconomicsQuantitative and Qualitative Methods for Solving Complex ProblemsW+Information