Students also have the ability to choose four elective modules from a list of around 30 topics offered by the Centre for Sustainable Development, the Engineering Department and other Departments within the University. This allows individuals to tailor their studies to their own needs, and provides the flexibility to add more technical depth or explore wider areas in policy, management, planning and assessment topics. This flexibility is a major strength of the programme. Students can also to chose modules they are not otherwise studying from the outer core modules , as their electives in Lent Term should they wish to do so.
Opportunities exist to study in depth some of the technologies being developed to help engineers implement sustainability, such as sustainable energy, building physics or architecturale ngineering. Other modules deal with globalisation issues, whilst opportunities also exist to select combinations of modules relating to negotiation skills, management of technology, policy design and evaluation and technology policy. Finally for those who wish to extend their management skills there are modules available in both strategic management, international business economics and accounting and finance.