School of Public Leadership in collaboration with Sustainability Institute

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch, Western Cape Province
South Africa 7600

Programs Associated with SD Courses

Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Development
Degree/Certificate/Other Program: Degree, Certificate (External participants can be registered as Executive Students and take specific modules. Certificate is provided for these participants.); System Dynamics specific Program? No; Associated Courses: N/A
Instructors

Josephine Kaviti Musango
Title:
Dr.
Department:
School of Public Leadership
Language:
English
E-mail:
josephine.musango@spl.sun.ac.za
Phone:
+27 21 881 3508
Alan C Brent
Title:
Professor
Department:
Industrial Engineering
Language:
English
E-mail:
acb@sun.ac.za
Phone:
+27 808 9430
Andrea M Bassi
Title:
Professor
Department:
School of Public Leadership
Language:
English
E-mail:
andrea.bassi@ke-srl.com
 
 

Courses

Title Level Term Hrs per Week Seats Texts
Introduction to System Dynamics Modelling Postgraduate First two weeks of May every year 15 Credits module and entails the following:
-Pre-module Assignments;
-10 days contact session (80 Hours);
-Class Assignments;
-Group Work Assignment and Presentation;
-Individual Assignment which is done within 6 weeks after contact session.
20

Note: This course applies only to Stellenbosch University students
MAANI, K. E. & CAVANA, R. Y. 2007. Systems thinking & modeling: understanding change and complexity, New Zealand, Pearson.
PRUYT, E. 2013. Small system dynamics models for big issues. Available online.
Introduction to System Dynamics Modelling Executive Short Course 23-27 May 2016 - SAQA accredited module with 15 Credits
- 40 hours contact session which include: Lecture sessions; Tutorials; Class Assignments and Group Work.
- Individual Assignment which is done within 6 weeks after contact session (for those requiring Credits).
Minimum of 10 persons is required to run this course.

Note: This course applies to participants who are staff and students from other universities, government officials, business and consultants
MAANI, K. E. & CAVANA, R. Y. 2007. Systems thinking & modeling: understanding change and complexity, New Zealand, Pearson.
PRUYT, E. 2013. Small system dynamics models for big issues. Available online.
Advanced System Dynamics modelling Postgraduate/
Executive Short Course
6-10 June 2016 - SAQA accredited module with 15 Credits
- 40 hours contact session which include: Four lecture sessions; Four tutorial sessions; Eight facilitated group work sessions; Three group assessment sessions
- Individual Assignment which is done within 6 weeks after contact session (for those requiring Credits).
Minimum of 10 persons is required to run this course.

Note: System Dynamics Modelling 771/871 or other equivalent prior knowledge in system dynamics is pre-requisite
PRUYT, E. 2013. Small system dynamics models for big issues. Available online.
STERMAN, J. D. 2000. Business dynamics: systems thinking and modelling for a complex world, New York, McGraw-Hill/Irwin.