University of Technology Sydney

37242 Introduction to Optimisation

6cp; 4hpw: 3hpw (workshop, on campus), 1hpw (computer lab, on campus)
Requisite(s): 35101 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems OR 33230c Mathematics 2 OR 33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science OR 37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems
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These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 35241 Optimisation in Quantitative Management


This subject is intended to introduce optimisation methods and ideas of quantitative management that form an indispensable part of commercial decision support systems in such diverse fields as supply chain management, financial analysis, transportation, production planning and scheduling. It focuses on optimisation techniques for linear models, basic concepts of nonlinear optimisation, and applications of these mathematical methods in management and engineering. The topics covered include linear programming, introduction to nonlinear programming, and introduction to integer programming.

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