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System Dynamics Modeling for Engineers - Pamplona Spain

Program Details

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Pamplona, Spain
Course # SA 10526
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/08/24 to 05/30/24

Program Leader

Name Joaquin Goñi
Email jgonicor@purdue.edu
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

Systems are everywhere. The aim of this 3 week course is to train students with an engineering background into this important discipline. System Dynamics is an excellent framework to design models, work with models in interdisciplinary projects, add knowledge to models in an iterative fashion, and develop analyses for predictions, robustness, and resilience. This 3 credits  course, led by Prof. Joaquín Goñi will take place in Pamplona, Spain. Classes will be held at Clen College / Pamplona Learning Institue in Pamplona. Students will also take a 3 credits "Spanish for Engineers" course or a beginning Spanish class (determined by your level of Spanish).

The Pamplona-Maymester is a 6 credit program (3+3).

Pamplona is a historical city in the North of Spain. It is the capital of Navarre, which used to be a Kingdom until 1512. Pamplona is a beautiful and safe city, with many parks and ammenities and very good public transportation.


A few videos about the city of Pamplona:

    (I like) Pamplona me gusta

    Video Promocional (promotional video) de Pamplona

    The Best of Pamplona

Some other program highlights will be: Tour of Pamplona, Tapas (Pintxos) tasting, Visit to the Pamplona City Hall, excursion to the San Sebastian aquarium, excursion to Ochagavia. You will also visit a car manufacturer, alternative energy manufacturer, and a biomedical company.

A few videos about System Dynamics:

    An overview on System Dynamics:

    An example of System Dynamics by using Vensim software:

2024 is the 4th edition of the Pamplona-Maymester program. Information about past editions available for the 2017 edition and for the 2018 edition. You may expect a similar calendar and plan, in a program that keeps improving edition after edition.



Academic Credit

Total of 6 credits.

Earn 3 credits for IE 49000 System Dynamics for Engineers

Earn 3 credits for Spanish LC 101, 102, or 201 credit.  Students should check with their academic advisor to see how it can be used in your plan of study.

*No Spanish Language experience is necessary.  Students will be evaluated prior to departure to determine Spanish class placement. 


Open to all engineering students who have reached at least the junior level prior to the start of the program(rising sophomores) Must be in good standing with the university.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Program fee is estimated at $4,450 Program fee includes: all housing with meals during the week, ground transportation, all excursions on the itinerary, 6 credits, and international health insurance.

Additional expenses are: Air ticket, passport, visa (if non-US citizen), meals on weekends, and personal spending money.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until program reaches capacity.  Up to 14 spots available. 

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.