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
Further information See: The notes and slides are available in the ITLP Portolio (type ABM in the search box, and choose the Course Pack).
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 two-hour sessions which we offer once each year.

Taught using:
Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

What you will need:


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