Operations Research, Combinatorics and Optimization

Université Grenoble Alpes

Master On Campus
12 months
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The aim of this Operations Research, Combinatorics and Optimization program at Université Grenoble Alpes is to train students in the foundations and methods of Operational Research (Mathematical Programming, Graph Theory, Complexity, Stochastic Programming, Heuristics, Approximation Algorithms, etc).


Students departing from this Operations Research, Combinatorics and Optimization program at Université Grenoble Alpes intend to, depending on their preferences,- orient themselves towards the research professions (academic or industrial thesis),- enter, as a specialist engineer, major research and development services in optimization (SNCF, IBM, Air France, Amadeus, etc.) or- enter consulting firms in optimization (Eurodécision, Artelys, etc.).

They will also be able to enter less specialized companies by highlighting their ability to methodologically analyse operational problems and thus displaying themselves as potential key elements in the improvement of the company's performance (by linking up with specialized firms or developing in-house methods).

In the longer term, students who are oriented towards the industrial world should be able, with their experience in improving company performance and good "business" knowledge, to naturally access decision-making positions at high levels of responsibility.


  • Operational Research Engineer
  • Logistics Engineering Engineer
  • Optimization Development Engineer
  • R&D Engineer in Operations Research
  • Teacher/researcher in Operational and Combinatorial Research

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Advanced models and methods in operations research
  • Combinatorial optimization and graph theory
  • Optimization under uncertainty
  • Logistic and transport
  • Scheduling
  • Advanced heuristic and approximation algorithms

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The second year Master's is accessible to candidates according to their transcripts (and/or interview):- having validated the first year of a compatible course- or by validating studies or acquired experience according to the conditions determined by the university or the training.

Public continuing education : You are in charge of continuing education:

  •  if you resume your studies after 2 years of interruption of studies,
  •  or if you followed a formation under the regime formation continues one of the 2 preceding years
  •  or if you are an employee, job seeker, self-employed.

Tuition Fee


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Operations Research, Combinatorics and Optimization
Université Grenoble Alpes


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