SMF2300 - Route planning and optimization


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and Written exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Portfolio assessment 4/10
Written examination 6/10 4 hours A

Course content

(1) Basics of network and route design
(2) Passenger and freight traffic flow planning principles
(3) Characteristics of Transport Problems
(4) Network strategies and optimization techniques
(5) Fleet planning and management: operational problems in the planning
(6) Network and schedule planning methods and tools
(7) Transportation supply models: types and their applicability
(8) Challenges of congestion and intra-network structure

Learning outcome

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

• to understand the logic between logistics, transportation, planning and information exchange.
• to 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

• to create a transport plan that efficiently utilizes business resources.
• to take transport decisions based to theory and the understanding of the existing infrastructure systems.
• to 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

Further on evaluation

Project work or Assignment (40%) and a 4 hour written exam(60%)

Specific conditions

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SMF2012 5.0 01.09.2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II



Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Operations Research
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and Written exam

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 4/10 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 6/10 A
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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