Smart cities, infrastructure and ecosystems are complex systems, susceptible to abrupt, large-scale, disruptive dynamics. Gain the expertise to model, analyse and design strategies for crisis forecasting and management.
Complex systems are composed of large numbers of diverse interacting parts that can be prone to unexpected and often disruptive dynamics. Small changes can generate large, amplified effects. For example, a single malfunction in a local substation can lead to cascading state-wide electricity grid failures, or the emergence of a new pathogen in a remote village can give rise to a devastating global epidemic.
Systems engineers are tasked with modelling, analysing and designing resilient strategies for crisis forecasting and management in technological, socioeconomic and socioecological systems. You can apply these skills to a wide range of industries.
At the master’s level, this degree will take two years full time to complete (96 credit points). This program can also be taken as a Graduate Diploma of Complex Systems (one year and 48 credit points).
Your prior qualifications or, in some cases, work experience, may enable you to reduce the number of credit points required to complete your degree. See how it works.