Course Details and Schedule

This multi-session course will help you learn how to design, build, test, debug, and experiment with agent-based models. Agent-based modelling (ABM) plays an important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, sociology, and many other sciences. The eighth session will look at example agent-based models in detail. Students will be encouraged to present models they have built. The course tutors will also present models they have built.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Looking in detail at a variety of models
  • Getting feedback from the class on your models or plans to build models
  • Models as a focus of discussions/debates
Course information
Intended audience Anyone interested in agent-based or individual-based modelling
Prior knowledge It is recommended that students take all the sessions in this series as each session builds on the knowledge gained in previous sessions.
Resources Notes and resources will be available online
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Further information See:
Where next? Contact the course tutors to discuss your projects.
Taught using:
Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme


Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.