• Offered by School of Computing
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course provides foundations and plenty of exercises in practical optimisation problems, while covering all basic elements of optimisation including forms of constraint programming as well as variations on linear programming and convex optimisation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Be able to apply Linear Programming and Mixed-Integer Programming model to solve real-world problems.
  2. Be able to recognize and formulate convex optimization problems arising in practice.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical foundations of convex optimization and be able to use it to characterize optimal solutions to general problems.
  4. Be able to define an appropriate local search neighbourhood for a given problem.
  5. Be able to use and reflect on a variety of meta-heuristics to escape local minima in a neighbourhood.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding and reflect on of the propagation of a global constraint in a Constraint programming system.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Student Seminar (10) [LO null]
  2. Assignments (40) [LO null]
  3. Exam (hurdle) (50) [LO null]

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Workload

Up to 60 hours of total face-time, which includes interactions with lectures and tutors. Up to 60 hours of total preparation, repeat, assignment and practical exercise time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP6320. Incompatible with COMP4691.

Prescribed Texts

not required

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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