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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Welcome to MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

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Key Themes of the Course

NB: The MPhil is currently undergoing a review due to recent staff changes and content for 16/17 may differ from that shown in the current year.


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


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


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


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.

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