Linear Programming

Study facts

Course codeINF270
ECTS credits10
Teaching semesterAutumn
Number of semesters1
Teaching language
Study levelPostgraduate Courses
Belongs toDepartment of Informatics


Contact Information

Objectives and Content

The course contains solution methods for linear optimization models. Topics that are covered include the simplex method and the interior point methods for linear programming, network algorithms, duality theory and sensitivity analysis.

Subject Overlap

I 172: 10 ECTS

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Compulsory assignments are valid two semesters, the semester of the approval and the following semester.

Semester of Instruction


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of INF270 Introduction to Solution Methods in Optimization, the student is supposed to be able to

  • formulate a combinatorial optimization problem efficiently
  • explain the mathematical theory underlying the solution methods.
  • analyze the solution to a linear optimization problem

Required Previous Knowledge

At least 60 ECTS in computer science, preferably including some mathematics

Recommended mathematics: Calculus I and II and linear algebra.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

INF101 (Program Development Methodologies), MNF 130 (Discrete Structures), MAT 121 (Linear Algebra) and MAT 160 (Scientific computing I).

Forms of Assessment

Written exam. It is opportunity for grades on exercises, which can be included in the final grade. If less than 20 students are taking the course, it can be oral exam.

Aids allowed will be announced on My Space in the beginning of each semester.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.