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Non-Linear Optimization

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2016

About the course

The aim of the course is to acquire knowledge and understanding of the problem-solving process involving modeling, simulation, analysis, and optimization. The focus is on optimization, that in turn requires deeper knowledge about different optimization methods (direct, iterative, stochastic), theory for non-linear optimization problems including optimality conditions and convergence rate, principles for constrained optimization, linear programming, and least-squares problems. Computer assignments using Matlab and software libraries are important for acquiring skills and increased understanding.

Application and eligibility

Non-Linear Optimization, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2016 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 31 October 2016

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 9 January 2017

Study location

Umeå

Language

English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: To be admitted you must have 60 ECTS-credits in Computing Science or two years of completed studies, in both cases including Single variable calculus, linear algebra, introductory programming methodology, introductory numerical methods, Matrix Computations and Applications or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

Academic credits. Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-57002

Application

Application deadline was 15 April 2016. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK16,875

Total fee

SEK16,875

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