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WPI System Dynamics Foundations Course

$199/$189 Society Price/$149 Member Price

WPI System Dynamics Foundations Course

When you purchase it, we’ll register you for the course, then WPI will send you an email to complete the enrollment process. This can take up to one business day.

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)  System Dynamics Foundations is now available on-demand online! This is a classic introductory course in System Dynamics that was taken by hundreds of WPI students from the different degree and professional programs since 2005. The original course was led by Jim Hines and Jim Lyneis are the main lecturers, with guest lecturer Oleg Pavlov.

Seventeen years after its original debut, WPI has decided to make it accessible to a larger audience and split its content into digestible self-paced modules while keeping its original video content intact. More practice exercises to help gauge your learning along the way. This course will be self-led and self-paced without guidance from an instructor. This is the first module in a series of three. We hope you will enjoy it and most importantly learn!

The course is available to the public for $199. Sign up on the Society Site and receive $10 discount.  Society members receive an additional $40 discount.

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Description

Join the hundreds of WPI students who have taken System Dynamics courses taught by world-renowned faculty, and enjoy the convenience of an on-demand, self-paced online format! WPI’s new Professional Development Online will allow you to take these micro-courses individually and earn a certificate of completion for each, or complete the sequence of all three (plus an additional comprehensive assignment) to earn the System Dynamics Foundations badge:

Available Now

  • Micro-course 1:  System Dynamics Fundamentals

Coming soon

  • Micro-course 2: Real World Dynamic Models
  • Micro-course 3: The Practice of Modeling Dynamic Systems
After earning the badge, you can opt to apply to WPI to become a matriculated student, earning graduate credit in the corresponding course by completing a capstone project with a mentor. By becoming a WPI student, you will have access to Vensim DSS, Stella Architect, and other useful software that WPI provides. Micro-course 1:  System Dynamics Fundamentals This classic introductory course in System Dynamics debuted in the 2004-2005 academic year. Jim Hines and Jim Lyneis are the main lecturers, with guest lecturer Oleg Pavlov. We’ve now made it accessible to a larger audience by splitting its content into digestible self-paced modules. While the original lecture videos may appear old and grainy by today’s standards, the core content is extremely relevant, and the lecture slides are an essential element in complementing the viewing experience. In addition, we have added more practice exercises to help you gauge your understanding along the way. Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the causes of dynamic behavior at a basic level
  • Utilizing the standard approach to developing System Dynamics models
  • Learning to use the basic tools and techniques in developing these models
Content:
  • What is System Dynamics
  • Dynamic Behavior
  • System Archetypes
  • Stocks and Flows
  • Feedback Structures
  • More
Course Features:
  • 12 hours of rich instructional videos
  • 16 practice exercises, designed to help you gauge your progress
  • 5 quizzes to assess your mastery

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