Operations Research II (IE 312)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Industrial Engineering(IE)
Tonguç Ünlüyurt tonguc@sabanciuniv.edu,
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IE301 IE311
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Develop a broad perspective on the relationships between various types of optimization problems; acquire modeling and solution skills for various methodologies: integer programming, network flows, dynamic programming, heuristics; apply these skills to problems from domains such as service, production, transportation, and energy systems.


To teach basic ingredients of deterministic optimization including integer programming modeling and solution methods, network models, dynamic programming and heuristics


  • Have a basic understanding of integer programming modeling and branch and bound algorithm as a solution method.
  • Have an understanding of basic concepts related to networks, network models including shortest path, maximum flow and minimum cost network flow problems
  • Have an understanding of dynamic programming
  • Have an understanding of heuristic approaches
  • Be able to implement developed models and/or solution methods using appropriate software


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 1

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 3

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 2

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 1

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 1

1. Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 5

2. Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 5

3. Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 5

4. Have the ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 2

5. Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 1

6. Possess knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 1

7. Possess knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; knowledge of behavior according to ethical principles, understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 1

8. Have the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions. 2

1. Formulate and analyze problems in complex manufacturing and service systems by comprehending and applying the basic tools of industrial engineering such as modeling and optimization, stochastics, statistics. 5

2. Design and develop appropriate analytical solution strategies for problems in integrated production and service systems involving human capital, materials, information, equipment, and energy. 5

3. Implement solution strategies on a computer platform for decision-support purposes by employing effective computational and experimental tools. 5


  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 60



Operations Research, Applications and Algorithms
Wayne L. Winston