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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Studying at Cambridge

 

Course Duration

The MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development is a full time Master’s degree taught over an 11 month period from October to August, inclusive. During this time students are required to be resident in Cambridge and will be expected to participate in activities outside the periods of Cambridge Terms (which are set largely for the delivery of undergraduate programmes).

To enable students to plan their schedules the course team will try and not schedule any formal activities during the following periods:

 Monday 19 December 2016 – to Monday 2 January inclusive (Christmas)

Monday 10 April to – Friday 21 April inclusive (Easter), Easter 2017 16th April.

 All students will be expected to be available for course activities at any time outside these periods.

Dates for 2017 will be updated shortly

 

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.