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
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.
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