University of Calgary

ENEL 680 - Applied Optimization for Sustainable Design - Fall 2022

Introduction to optimization techniques for solving engineering problems related to sustainable design. Fundamentals of sustainable design and modeling sustainability as optimization problems. Recognizing and solving convex sets, functions and optimization problems. Unconstrained optimization methodology and its applications in sustainable design. Constrained optimization techniques for equality and inequality constrained problems including Lagrange multipliers and barrier methods. Applications of constrained optimization methods for solving sustainability problems.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • (3-0)


  • Admission to the MEng (course-based) program.


  • Credit for Electrical Engineering 680 and 641 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2023.
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