Postgraduate Program in Complex Systems (CXS)

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From March 2017 our Centre is involved in a postgraduate program in Complex Systems. Postgraduate guide is available here.

Modern smart cities, infrastructure and ecosystems are susceptible to abrupt, large-scale and disruptive dynamics. The Master of Complex Systems degree develops the skills to anticipate, control and manage the complexity of the unexpected.

This uniquely designed program provides the expertise to model, analyse and design resilient strategies for crisis forecasting and management in the areas of technological, socio-economic and socio-ecological systems. It is focused on quantitative modelling and computational simulation of system dynamics, using a broad range of methods from engineering, computer science, information technology, physics, mathematics, health, biology and business.

Leveraging the Centre's research strengths, the students have the flexibility to tailor their learning to professional interests with the choice of five specialisations: biosecurity, ecology, engineering, research methods, and transport.

A Conversation with Dr. Joseph Lizier

On July 24, 2018, Dr. Wiktor Mlynarski (Center for Brains Minds and Machines, MIT) took the opportunity to sit down and chat briefly with Dr. Joseph Lizier of The University of Sydney.

Video - watch recording.

Course Outline

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Master of Complex Systems: course outline.

Graduate Diploma in Complex Systems: course outline.

More details are available in a recent postgraduate handbook 2018.

Schedule and timetable details for 2018: Master of Complex Systems/ Graduate Diploma of Complex Systems - Enrolment Planner


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Our Complex Systems program offers scholarships for 2019.

In addition, the Master of Complex Systems course has a limited amount of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available to domestic students in 2019. No additional application is necessary, all domestic applicants for this degree will be considered for CSP.

2017 Scholarship Awardee: Abhimannyu Narenthiran


We are very pleased to announce the first group of Master of Complex Systems graduates Jiahao Ding , Mike Li and Kiran Vadlamudi, we wish you all the very best in your future endeavours. Congratulations also goes to recent Master of Complex Systems graduate, Kiran Vadlamudi, who has been offered a position as a Data Analyst within The University of Sydney’s DVC – Education.

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