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Modeling and simulation in Engineering using Modelica (3ª ed) UNED

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About This Course

Dear student,

Welcome to the "Modeling and simulation in Engineering using Modelica" course!

The course is structured into a preface and four lessons. The work plan consists in a sequence of tasks, which include watching video lectures, reading selected parts of the course textbooks (cited as [1] and [2] hereafter), answering evaluation tests, and completing hands-on assignments.

After studying the lessons and completing the proposed activities, you will be able to:

  • Design model libraries applying the object-oriented modeling methodology.
  • Develop and use model libraries in Modelica.
  • Use Modelica modeling environments for editing, debugging and translating Modelica models, experimenting with the models and analyzing the simulation results.

The course content is based on the following two free textbooks:

[1]      A. Urquia; C. Martin-Villalba: "Modeling and simulation in Engineering using Modelica", Editorial UNED, 2018. Free e-book

[2]      A. Urquia; C. Martin-Villalba; M.A. Rubio; V. Sanz: "Simulation practice with Modelica", Editorial UNED, 2018. Free e-book


The target audience is students interested in modeling and simulation, and with a background in both physics and numerical methods.


In addition to watching the videos and reading some selected sections of the course textbooks, students are asked to answer four evaluation tests. The minimum passing score is 60% of correct answers.

Course Staff

The course teachers are professors in the Departamento de Informática y Automática, at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain; and members of the research group on Modelling & Simulation in Control Engineering of UNED. Further information is available at:

Acknowledgement and disclaimer

The teaching material of this course was developed within the InMotion project (Innovative teaching and learning strategies in open modelling and simulation environment for student‐centered engineering education (573751‐EPP‐1‐2016‐1‐DE‐EPPKA2‐CBHE‐JP)).

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact the course teachers by e-mail?

Our e-mail addresses are the following: Alfonso Urquía (, Carla Martín-Villalba (, Miguel Ángel Rubio (, Victorino Sanz (

  1. Course Number

  2. Classes Start

    15 February 2021
  3. Classes End

    30 April 2021
  4. Estimated Effort

    25 horas
  5. Price como oyente

  6. Price del certificado (1ECTS)

  7. Price de la credencial