NMAK17000U  CANCELLED: Modeling and Implementation in OR

Volume 2017/2018

MSc Programme in Mathematics-Economics



The contents of other operations research courses (such as OR1) cover fundamental and theoretical aspects of mathematical programming. This course puts special emphasis on the modeling, implementation and solution of mathematical programming problems. That is, given a description of an optimization problem, the challenge is how to formulate an appropriate mathematical programming model and how to implement and solve the problem using software such as Cplex, Java, and GAMS.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course the student should have:

  • gained knowledge of common linear and integer programming problems and how continuous and integer variables can be used to express logical relations;


  • acquired skills to:
    a) translate the description of real-life optimization problems to suitable mathematical programming problems
    b) implement and solve mathematical programming problems using state-of-the-art optimization software such as GAMS and Cplex;


  • obtained competences within formulation and discussion of mathematical models for optimization problems, implementation and solution of such problems in an efficient way.
Operations Research 1 (OR1) or similar.
1 x 2 hours of lectures and 2 x 2 hours of exercises/project per week for 7 weeks. In addition to this, individual project work.
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 30 minutes
30 minutes oral examination with 30 minutes preparation time.
Exam registration requirements

The student must hand in one project that must be approved

Only certain aids allowed

During the preparation time, all written aids allowed.

In the examination, some written aids allowed: one page with keywords, main results of project, etc.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Two internal examiners.

As the ordinary exam. If the project were not approved before the ordinary exam it must be resubmitted at the latest two week before the beginning of the re-exam week. The project must be approved before the re-exam

Criteria for exam assesment

The student must in a satisfactory way demonstrate that he/she has mastered the learning outcome of the course.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 14
  • Class Instruction
  • 28
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Preparation
  • 91
  • Project work
  • 72
  • Total
  • 206