Optimisation, 5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 31 October 2023

    End date: 14 January 2024

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-12040 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 17 October 2023 – 7 November 2023

Entry requirements: 120 credits including 30 credits in mathematics of which 5 credits mathematics containing several variable calculus that can be taken in parallel. Computer Programming I. Participation in one of the courses Scientific Computing basic course, Scientific Computing I, Scientific Computing Bridging course or Numerical methods and Simulation. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

About the course

The aim of optimisation is to find the best, maximum or minimum solution to a problem, where the problem is formulated in mathematical terms. Such problems exist and emerge practically everywhere in real life. It might be to maximise the profit given the price and other conditions or to optimise the traffic flow.

Optimisation problems lead to large computational problems that need to be solved using computers and computational software. This course focus on how such methods work and can be analysed as well as how the problems can be formulated. Realistic optimisation problems from different areas are solved in the course. Here is MATLAB (and the optimisation toolbox) used.

More information


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