This page summarizes information for students enrolled in, or who are considering taking, SE 413 (Engineering Design Optimization) at UIUC during Spring 2021. This semester, SE 413 will be conducted entirely online. A detailed syllabus will be provided to students enrolled in SE 413.

Instructor: Prof. James T. Allison, jtalliso@illinois.edu, http://systemdesign.illinois.edu/ 

Catalog Description: Application of optimization techniques to engineering design problems. Emphasis on problem formulation, including applications in structural, mechanical, and other design domains. Important theoretical results and numerical optimization methods. Matlab programming assignments to develop software for solving nonlinear mathematical programming problems. 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: MATH 241 and MATH 415.

Course Format:

  1. Standard Project: (For students registered for 3 credit hours) More details coming.
  2. Intensive Project: (For students registered for 3 credit hours) More details coming.

Online Course Resources:

Textbooks:

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Optional Recommended Texts: