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Though many systems are considered to be Complex Systems, this module provides a focus on the specific aspects of engaging with complex systems, developing systemic models and using micro-worlds to support their exploration. Aspects of autonomy and Artificial Intelligence, in conjunction with human activity and agency, will also be covered addressing learning systems in terms of complex feed-back.
At a glance
- 22 Nov 2021 - 18 Feb 2022
- Cost£1,310 - Short Course for Credit fee
What you will learn
On successful completion of this module you should be able to:
Topics covered include:
- Overview of the academic and business studies of complex systems; including complex adaptive systems.
- Consideration of implications for modelling such systems; including a short piece of group work to specify a model (e.g. microworld) that would allow exploration of a complex system (e.g. transport or health system).
- Then to address aspects of where AI may be considered in such a system, understanding issues of adaptation and learning and support to decision-making
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When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Systems Thinking Practice MSc
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Who should attend
The course is aimed at:
- Systems Analysts and Engineers of all disciplines
- Managers/decision makers/policy makers
- Individuals who need critical thinking skills to achieve successful outcomes in a complex working environment.
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