SMF2300 - Route planning and optimization


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

  • Basics of network and route design
  • Passenger and freight traffic flow planning principles
  • Characteristics of Transport Problems
  • Network strategies and optimization techniques
  • Fleet planning and management: operational problems in the planning
  • Network and schedule planning methods and tools
  • Transportation supply models: types and their applicability
  • Challenges of congestion and intra-network structure

Learning outcome

It is expected that when the student completes this course, they should have:

Knowledge to: •

  • describe the logic between logistics, transportation, planning and information exchange
  • demonstrate the key principles governing route planning that are relevant for business organizations • to develop a theoretical understanding of the route forecasting tools and techniques

Skills to: •

  • create a transport plan that efficiently utilizes business resources.
  • take transport decisions based to theory and the understanding of the existing infrastructure systems. •
  • apply the relevant tools and models within transport for effective decision making. • to analyze an organizations need for transport services

General competence :

  • to be able to develop a broader understanding of route planning practices and apply transport scheduling models and tactics to ensure value to the business in terms of timeliness and apt customer service

Learning methods and activities

Lectures,Group work,Project assignments, Mandatory assignments

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

100% digital home exam with obligatory tasks which must be approved before taking the exam. All help aids allowed

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Business Administration and Management (BØKLED)
Logistics Management (BLOG)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SMF2012 5.0 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Operations Research
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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