Business Information Systems & Operations Research

Operations Research

Lecturers are:

Prof. Dr. Oliver Wendt

Dr. habil. Mahdi Moeini

Summer Term 2020

ID of the lecture parts: WIW-BWL-OR-1 and WIW-BWL-OR-2

Due to the Corona-COVID19 crisis, the course will be offered only online (based on recorded videos), which are available through OLAT  page of this course.

The tutorials of "OR I" will start on May 4, 2020 and end on June 17, 2020 (the dates might change slightly).

The tutorials of "OR II" will start on June 22, 2020 and end on July 15, 2020 (the dates might change slightly).


The relevant content for examination (winter exam: February 19, 2021):

Operation Research I

(*) Lectures:

According to the scripts of winter semester 2020/21:
Part 1: everything except: slides 4.12 and 5.41-5.57 and 5.91-5.114 and 6.1-6.21

(*) Tutorials: 1-6 (including)

Operations Research II

(*) Lectures:

According to the scripts of winter semester 2020/21:
Part 2 (Nonlinear Methods): everything except: slides NLP.128-NLP.157 and NLP.184-NLP.193.
Part 3 (Heuristics): everything

(*) Tutorials: 7-10 (including)



Lecture recordings, exercises (with solution), tutorial materials, and learning software can be found in OLAT. You get the  password required for access to OLAT on KIS. All information regarding lecture and examination are provided in OLAT. Lecture dates published in the OLAT calendar have priority over dates as stated in KIS. Any changes in the schedule of lectures/exercises/tutorials will be published and/or communicated through OLAT.

Lecture slides

For the information regarding the lecture slides, please refer to the OLAT page of the course.


The contents of the lecture can be prepared in self-study with the OR-Wiki. We offer lecture recordings, explanatory readings to single topics and further references.

  • Please note that the lecture recordings are only available from within the university's network.
  • Please note that there are some differences between the current contents of the scripts versus the recorded videos and Wikis, because the latter ones are not updated each year! 
    Furthermore, we revise the contents of the scripts regularly in order to improve the quality of our course. The recommended learning style for this course consists in attending the lectures, then participating actively in the exercise sessions, and finally, it is also good to attend the tutorials.

Student Presentations

The video recordings of the bonus point assignements of last year can be found here (TU internal).

Please note that we don't claim that the recordings are sufficient to understand the course contents and that we don't guarantee that the recordings are without errors. The videos represent just the understanding of the corresponding group(s). The videos might (but NOT necessarily) help you in for understanding the concepts.

Exercises and Tutorials

For the information regarding the exercises and tutorials, please refer to the OLAT page of the course.


The exam assignments are in English (with a German translation). The assignments might be answered in English or in German (whichever you prefer).

Ruler and non-programmable calculator can be used and are recommended.

Forbidden materials are: all materials and topics dealt with in lectures, lecture recordings, exercises, tutorials, any additional paper, any internet-connected device. You should not answer the assignments by red pen or pencil.

You can find on OLAT a forum for questions and answers.

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