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You’re defending your Master or PhD thesis online? Share your defense information with the System Dynamics community!



The Society maintains a crowd-sourced list of online courses of interest to the systems thinking and System Dynamics community.  There are more than 75 courses represented, many of which are absolutely free.  For many of the courses that do charge a fee, the Society has negotiated discounts for those who join the Society.


An intensive one week course in System Dynamics Modeling, prior to our annual conference.  Students convene online with world class modelers and teaching assistants offering guidance.  This course has options for introductory and intermediate modelers, it is intensive and intended for those serious about learning how to model. There is a fee to attend, but financial support is available for promising students in need. 


The field of System Dynamics can be studied around the world at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as in executive education programs (non-degree) and workshops. We hope this page will give you some ideas about where to study. 


Modeling Assistance Workshop


The Society offers four mentorship opportunities for those seeking to learn and apply systems thinking and System Dynamics skills. Find out more about Peer Mentoring, One-on-one Mentoring, Modeling Assistance, and Publishing Assistance. 

student chapter

Student Chapter brings together students, early career system dynamicists and people new to the System Dynamics Society providing networking and career development opportunities.   

Learning meetings

Check out learning meetings:


WPI Collective Learning Meetings

MIT – UAlbany – WPI SD Colloquia




Find the complete list of resources above on the main site menu.

System Dynamics Glossary


A System Dynamics Glossary” has been compiled by David Ford and published in System Dynamics Review.  It is provided free for all to use if proper citation is given. 


Check out great simulations in model repositories or in our list of simulations to learn how a specific topic has been modeled and presented.

Suggested Readings

Dive into the suggested readings for beginners and advanced learners alike.


Frequently used tools used in System Dynamics, both open-source and proprietary

build and simulate dynamic models

Core Software

Simulate on your internet browser

Web-Based Tools

learning committee

What we do

We are a group of volunteeers who create learning opportunities and materials for the Society and the wider System Dynamics and systems thinking community. The backlog of projects is large and can be perused below.

Join our Meetings

Interested in joining the projects? Fill out the volunteer form and we will be in touch soon!