IØ8402 - Optimization in Maritime Transportation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

Formulation of maritime transportation systems at different planning levels. Advanced solution methods for different types of maritime planning problems. Practical implementation of such solution methods.
The course will be run every second year, next time Fall 2020.

Learning outcome

The position and function of the course in the PhD program: This course is meant to be a common course for PhD students at IØT working with optimization problems within maritime transportation and logistics.

The course will provide knowledge to achieve solid understanding and overview of:
- classical optimization problem at various planning levels within maritime transportation and logistics,
- state-of-the-art models for the various planning problems and their strengths and weaknesses,
- exact and heuristic optimization methods to solve real maritime transportation and logistics problems and the appropriateness of the different methods in various situations,
- implement models og methods for real planning problems, and
– sensible testing of different models and methods.

The course will develop the students' skills such they are able to:
- Formulate real planning problems within maritime transportation and logistics at a professional level,
- choose appropriate methods for solving the maritime transportation and logistics optimization models with regard to solution quality and time, and
– start research that can result in international publications.

In addition, the course should provide:
- knowledge about the research frontier within maritime transportation and logistics, and
- an ability to develop a critical and reflective attitude to the applied models and methods and develop a good research ethical attitude.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

IØ8400 Mathematical programming

Course materials

Syllabus literature will be given when the course starts.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research
  • Industrial Economics and Technology Management
  • Operations Research
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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