10 credits at SCQF level 10
The student should know and understand:
- Basic concepts and concerns surrounding optimization
- A number of key algorithms including single point search and population based methods such as genetic algorithms
- Typical problem domains and applications
- Some of the difficulties in research in optimization
- Students should be able to understand problems from an objective perspective.
- Students should be able to make informed decisions about the design and evaluation of optimization algorithms and algorithms more widely
- Students should understand some of the open questions and difficulties surrounding the areas of research into metaheuristics and optimization
- Mathematical definitions
- Optimization; means, methods and results
- Single point search methods e.g. simulated annealing
- Population based methods e.g. genetic algorithms
- Theoretical Foundations
AssessmentThere are 0 assignments:
One exam worth 50%
RequirementsIn order to obtain a pass grade for the unit you must:
- Submit all items of assessed coursework
- Attend the examination.
Non-submission of the assessed coursework will result in the award of an X Grade for the module as a whole. Assessed coursework submitted late will be accepted up to seven calendar days after the submission date (or expiry of any agreed extension) but the grade will be lowered by three marks per day or part thereof. After seven days the piece of work will be deemed a non-submission, and will result in a fail grade for the module as a whole. This rule (regarding coursework) may be relaxed for students who can show good cause for failure to submit. Good cause may include illness (for which a medical certificate or other evidence will be required).
If a student is unable to attend the Main examination, he/she must apply to the Student Programmes Office for a Deferred examination. If a Deferred examination is not granted, then the Examiners may allow a Repeat examination.
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