Special Topics in System Dynamics, Applications

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

A special curriculum is developed for each student. The course replaces, or come in addition to, other courses normally required for the Master or PhD degree in System Dynamics. The course provides the students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in a problem area not covered by other available courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
  • Apply system dynamics to a dynamic domain of particular interest, possibly by the use of estimation techniques and field studies, thereby preparing the student for work on their Master or PhD thesis
  • Adopt an independent and critical attitude towards the course material trough a teaching method that combines lectures, seminars, reading assignments, lab exercises, and/or advisory sessions
  • Discuss and apply course materials in paper and in the master thesis/phd

Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

Autumn and spring (irregular)
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Requirements are decided on an individual basis, typical requirements are GEO-SD302, GEO-SD303, GEO-SD304
Access to the Course
Course is open to students only per contract and after appointment with the professors offering the course
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, seminars, reading assignments, lab exercises, and/or advisory sessions
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Term paper draft and presentation
Forms of Assessment

Term paper

The exam assignment will be given in the language of instruction in the course.

The exam answer must be submitted in the same language as the exam assignment.

Grading Scale
Grading A-F
Assessment Semester
Autumn and spring (irregular)
Course Evaluation
All courses are evaluated according to UiB's system for quality assurance of education.