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Applied Operations Research 7.5 credits

Tillämpad operationsanalys
First cycle, D0001B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Maintenance Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and M0043M Mathematics II - Calculus and linear algebra or corresponding course and good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
This course provides basic knowledge on the theory and application of Operations Research techniques. After the course, the participant should be able to understand the application of modern mathematical modelling techniques for planning and analysis of various unit operations in a system.

The course include:
- Problem modelling: Introduction to Operations Research, different types of models, art of modelling-development and construction of models.
- Linear programming: Formulation and graphical solution to different optimisation problems, Simplex method, and transportation model
- Decision theory: Decision under risk and uncertainty, forecasting techniques.
- Network problems: Methods for formulating and solving network problems, network models, PERT-CPM
- Queuing models: Basic elements of queuing model, queuing decision models application of queuing model in industries, inventory control models 

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The students will work in groups to apply Operations Research Principles solving real life problems. The teaching will include lectures, assignments and project work. Active participation in lectures is expected.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Course objectives are assessed by assignments, active participation in lectures, and written exam. Classroom participation (10%), assignments (20%), and final exam (70%) contribute to the final grade. All the assignments must be submitted before posted deadline.

Behzad Ghodrati

Transition terms
The course D0001B is equal to ABD003

Literature. Valid from Spring 2018 Sp 3
Taha, AH: Operations Research - An Introduction, 6th ed., 1997

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 54.50SelectableA07
0002AssignmentsU G#3.00MandatoryA07

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Feb 2021