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MT3832 Mathematical Programming

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:12.00 noon Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the formulation and solution of various linear programming problems. The subject matter will be illustrated by applying the methods of solution to real examples. The syllabus includes: formulation of linear problems; solution graphically and by simplex algorithm; sensitivity analysis; duality; transportation and transshipment; the assignment problem.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for all single and joint Honours BSc Management Science degree programmes

Optional for all programmes in the School

UG Pre-requisite(s):MT2001 or MT2501 or (MT1002 and MN2002)

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 0.5 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 30
  • Guided independent study: 120

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 100%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 0%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 100%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr M Papathomas
Module teaching staff:Dr M Papathomas, TBC