Course Details and Schedule

This one-hour "taster" course is designed to give an overview to agent-based modelling - a computer modelling technique that is playing an increasingly important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, political science, sociology, anthropology and many other fields. Several interactive animated examples will be presented and a discussion of the big ideas behind agent-based modelling will be presented.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Agent-based modelling (ABM) as a methodology
  • Discussion of a variety of sample models
Course information
Intended audience Anyone interested in agent-based or individual-based modelling
Prior knowledge None
Resources Notes and resources will be available online
Format Presentation and discussion
Where next? We offer further courses on ABM:

* A three-hour course - Agent-based modelling: An introduction to modelling behaviours in your research


*There is also a series of 7 two-hour sessions which we offer once each year. The "taster" session has a substantial overlap with the first one-hour session Agent-based modelling (1): Introduction to tools and concepts session. If you attend the taster session please skip the first session and start with session 2 Agent-based modelling (2): A predator-prey example

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.