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Course title Planning and Scheduling
Course code EBC4149
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessement Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 4-9-2017 27-10-2017 C
Level Advanced
Coordinator Tjark Vredeveld
For more information: t.vredeveld@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
In this course students will learn the state-of-the-art techniques for a broad variety of scheduling problems. In particular, it is expected that after this course students will be able to construct mathematical models for the basic problems, classify them, address the questions on computational complexity of the problems, and apply standard algorithmic techniques to solve the problems.
Description
This is a course track for students interested in Operations Research (OR) of the Business Research Master.

The course addresses the issues of
* Modelling production and planning problems as combinatorial optimisation problems;
* Classification of scheduling environments and objectives;
* Tractability of scheduling problems;
* Solution methods for scheduling problems, e.g., combinatorial, LP-, and DP-based techniques, including exact algorithms, approximations and fast heuristics.
Literature
Scientific articles.
Michael Pinedo, "Scheduling: Theory, Algorithms, and System" (recommended not obligatory).
Prerequisites
Good working knowledge of algorithms and optimisation techniques.
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment
Assessment methods Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam / Oral Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research Free Electives
Master Business Research Track OR Free Electives