Free course

Systems diagramming

Free statement of participation on completion

Pictures speak louder than words. But how can you use diagrams to help you? This free course, Systems diagramming, looks at how diagrams can be used to represent information and ideas about complex situations. You will learn how to read, draw and present diagrams to help illustrate how ideas or processes are connected.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • appreciate diagrams as a powerful aid to thinking and acting
  • distinguish between systems diagrams and diagrams helpful in systems work
  • demonstrate sufficient skills to ‘read’ and ‘draw’ a wide range of diagrams, following given conventions, that help improve an understanding of a situation
  • select diagrams suited to the needs of the situation being investigated and the purposes/preferences as the diagrammer.