t.BA.XX.OR.19HS (Operations Research) 
Module: Operations Research
This information was generated on: 27 October 2021
Operations Research
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Version: 3.0 start 01 August 2021

Short description

The Operations Research module introduces students to linear and integer linear optimisation. The basics of optimisation in graphs are additionally presented.

Module coordinator

Fusek Peter (fuse)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
You can create mathematical models of specific practice-oriented problems and formulate them as optimization problems F, M K1, K2, K3, K4, K5
You comprehend models and methods of Linear Optimization and you are able to apply them to specific problems F, M K1, K2, K3
You understand models of Integer Linear Optimization, you know solution methods and you are able to apply them F, M K1, K2, K3
You comprehend specific basic models of the Graph Theory and you can apply them in order to solve practice-oriented optimization problems F, M K1, K2, K3

Module contents

Linear Optimization:
  • Basics and geometrical aspects
  • Simplex algorithm
  • Several classic linear optimization models
  • Introduction to duality theory
Integer Linear Optimization:
  • Basics, importance and complexity
  • Solution approaches: Branch and Bound, Cutting Planes
  • Several classic integer linear optimization models
Optimization in Graphs:
  • Introduction to Graph Theory
  • Optimal paths
  • Optimal trees
  • Optimal cycles (Traveling Salesman Problem)

Teaching materials

Own written lecture notes, lecture slides

Supplementary literature

Guenin, B., A Gentle Introduction to Optimization,  Cambridge University Press, 2014



Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 2a
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester          
End-of-semester exam oral exam oral duration: 30 min marking 100%



Legal basis

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Course: Operations Research - Vorlesung
Operations Research - Vorlesung


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