Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
SMAT5219 Heuristics 5 ECTS
Organised by
Applied Mathematics
Person in charge
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Yury Nikulin
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X
Preceding studies
Basic familiarity with Graph Theory , Optimization and Programming Languages.

Learning outcomes

This course will train student research and programming skills as well as extend their knowledge in mathematical modelling of real-life problems. A special focus will be on multiobjective and robust optimization, the two significant aspects of dealing with any real-life problem.


Finding an optimal solution for many combinatorial optimization problems is hard and computationally time consuming task. The primary objective of this course is not only to introduce efficient practical and theoretical tools for constructing heuristic solutions, but also to encourage students to start doing independent research by means of accomplishment a short individual review project, which might potentially have a research merit. Lecturing hours are reserved to give a general introduction and specify individual tasks. The rest time is reserved for self-study and seminar presentation accomplishment.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h
Independent work 42 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Project / practical work
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Lecture handout.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
DP in Mathematics and Statistics
DP in Mathematics
DP in Statistics
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