In this course, project teams consisting of three to five students work on real problems posed by firms and governmental research institutions. The teams apply operations research methods to solve these problems and develop teamwork, communication, and project management skills.
In addition to using OR methods to solve problems, the teams produce project plans and interim reports, present their results in a final report, improve their presentation skills, and learn from the work of the other participating project teams. In addition, several excursions will be made to client organizations.
The first meeting of the seminar will be held on Friday, 10 January 2020 in Y344 (Otakaari 1). In this meeting, the course practicalities and general principles are presented (see the Course materials-tab). The clients present their topics and project teams are formed based on the students' expressed interest to work on these topics.
Topics, clients and project deliverables of previous seminars are in the Deliverables of previous seminars-tab.
Students who are interested in taking this course should register as early as possible in Oodi to ensure that enough topics can be prepared. If a topic cannot be provided to all registered students, then students are admitted to the course in order of registration.
The course has four mandatory meetings in periods periods III-V. The first meeting will be held on 10 January 2020. The three later meetings will be organized as excursions to client organizations as follows:
- 6 March (UPM) - Presentation of project plans,
- 17 April (Posti) - Presentation of interrim reports
- 22 May (Nordea) - Presentation of final reports
Prof. Ahti Salo (Visiting hours on Wed 13-14)
Course assistant: Roni Sihvonen