autumn 2018

STE6306 Operations Research 2 - 5 ECTS

Sist endret: 29.01.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology


Narvik |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

The course may be taken as a single subject.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 30 credits Mathematics/statistics topics

Application code: 9371

Pre-requisite: SMN6196

Suggested pre-requisites Knowledge about basic operations research technics, methods and models.

Obligatory prerequisites

SMN6196 Operations Research 1

Course content

Practical applications of Operations Research

Objectives of the course


Based on techniques given in Operations Research 1 and some extensions this course give the students knowledge in modelling and optimization of real-life deterministic or probabilistic systems.  


The candidate will be able to perform modelling and optimization of real-life deterministic or probabilistic systems by formulating a model, decide solution techniques and then solve the model.

General (overall) Qualifications:

Based on the practical experience of solving real-life problems the candidate shall be able to communicate, solve and improve related problems in future education and working life.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The candidate will perform a practical project in the area of Operations Research


A project report accounting for 100% of the total grade in the course. Grading will be done by A-F scale, where F is Fail. A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

Date for examination

Project report hand in date 12.10.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Content of all lectures.

Selected chapters from HILLIER, F. S., LIEBERMAN, G. J. : Introduction To Operations Research, Eighth Edition (or higher) , McGraw-Hill, 2005.