Basic information

Code: SCI3077

Extent: 20–25 ECTS

Language: English

Professor in charge: Harri Ehtamo

Administrative contact: Johanna Bovellán

Target group: All MSc students with sufficient prerequisite knowledge

Application procedure: Open to all students of Aalto University

Quotas and restrictions: No quotas

Prerequisites: BSc minor in Systems Sciences or equivalent knowledge

Objectives

The goal of the minor is to teach students modeling methods and practical skills for problem solving and decision making in complex industrial, managerial, economic and environmental problems. Methods of systems and operations research are used extensively in application areas such as finance, logistics, manufacturing, services, defense, energy, environment and healthcare. Graduates in Systems and Operations Research are in growing demand by firms, consultancies, research institutes and the public sector in many areas ranging from the financial sector to industry, transportation, energy and environment.

Structure

The topics include optimization, simulation, dynamic systems, decision modeling, statistics, forecasting and risk analysis.

CodeNameECTSPeriod                   
Core courses (mandatory):15
MS-E2121 Linear optimization III-IV
MS-E2122Nonlinear optimization I-II 
MS-E2134Decision making and problem solving5I-II
Select 5–10 ECTS of MS-E2XXX courses, for example:
MS-E2112Multivariate statistical analysis5III-IV
MS-E2114Investment science5I-II
MS-E2117Riskianalyysi

5

III-IV
MS-E2129Systeemien identifiointi

5

I-II
MS-E2130Matemaattinen malliajattelu

3–6

I-II
MS-E2133Systems analysis laboratory II

5

I-II
MS-E2191Graduate seminar in operations research

5

I-II
MS-E2148Dynamic optimization

5

III
MS-E2170Simulation

5

III
MS-E2177Seminar on case studies in operations research

5–7

III-V