After completing the module students will be able to:

• describe different aspects of systems theory and assess where and how systems theory is applicable to real-world problems;

• understand the notion of complexity in the context of systems theory and apply the Systems Thinking concept to model complex systems;

• understand different methods for analyzing system models, including qualitative methods as well as mathematical tools (such as the determination and classification of the systems dynamics);

• apply the learned methods to model and analyse systems on their own and more complex systems with assistance.