The Graduate Diploma in Complex Systems will provide you with an introduction to the analysis and design of technological, socioeconomic and socioecological systems. Smart cities, megaprojects, power and data grids, ecosystems, communication and transport networks are all complex systems that generate rich interactions among components with interdependencies across systems. This interdependent behaviour challenges for designing and managing complex systems.
This program will introduce you to system dynamics, modelling and simulation. It will help you gain further knowledge in the fields of engineering, computer science, information technology, physics, mathematics, health, biology or business, while training you to apply systems thinking in these fields. The graduate diploma will provide you with the skills to operate across disciplinary boundaries, in environments outside the experience of most professionals, particularly in major multinational research and development companies, governments and crisis-management agencies and large health, construction and transport organisations. The core units of study cover quantitative fields of large-scale networks, interdependent civil systems, self-organisation and criticality, statistics, stability analysis, and visualisation. You may also choose some electives in the fields of engineering, ecology, biosecurity or transport. Successful completion of the eight units of study (one year full-time) with a credit average will allow you to progress to the Master of Complex Systems.