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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development - a one year taught Masters programme designed for students from an engineering background.

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How to apply

All applications must be made through Graduate Admissions by the end of June, but those requiring funding should apply early.

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New publication based on ESD MPhil thesis - Ray Pritchard (ESD MPhil 14) and Dr Scott Kelly (ESD MPhil 08)

Aug 18, 2017

Realising Operational Energy Performance in Non-Domestic Buildings: Lessons Learnt from Initiatives Applied in Cambridge

ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference and Annual Dinner 2017

Jul 25, 2017

Many thanks to all the current students who took part in the annual dissertation conference - 17-19th July 2017.

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Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.