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CS38A0020 Optimization in business and industry, 6 cr 
Code CS38A0020  Validity 01.08.2017 - 31.07.2019
Name Optimization in business and industry  Abbreviation Optimization in 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Description by Study Guide

M.Sc. 1.



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Pasi Luukka, D.Sc. (Tech.), Associate Professor
Sirkku Parviainen, Lic.Phil., Lecturer


By the end of the course student will be able to

- select/ employ mathematical models for various optimization problems

- use optimization software

- interpret information from optimization results

- understand the basic principles of different optimization algorithms for linear, mixed-integer linear, and nonlinear optimization


Formulation of optimization models. Linear programming and mixed-integer linear programming, nonlinear optimization algorithms.
Solving optimization problems using Matlab Optimization Toolbox. Business and industry oriented practical examples, i.e. factory, warehouse, sales allocation models etc.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 28 h, exercises 28 h, 4th period. Independent study 74 h, practical assignment 30 h. Written examination. Total work load 160 h.


Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, examination 100 %

Course Materials 

Taha, H.A.: Operations Research an introduction, 8th edition, Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2007.

Hillier, F.S., Lieberman, G.J.: Introduction to Operations Research, 8th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2004.


Experience in programming or using mathematical software required.
BM20A4301 Johdatus tekniseen laskentaan or BM20A5001 Principles of Technical Computing

Number of exercise groups where enrollment is in WebOodi (Number/Leave empty) 


Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

Yes, max 15

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

Yes, max 10


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