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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Studying at Cambridge

 

Bin Brook Meadow, Coton Reserve

last modified Apr 09, 2015 12:39 PM
Bin Brook Meadow, Coton Reserve

Bin Brook Meadow

Many thanks to the current ESD students who came to start clearing Bin Brook Meadow on the Coton Reserve on Saturday 8th November. We had good fun battling brambles, hawthorn etc and making bonfires. Thanks also to Geoff Morgan (ESD MPhil 2011-12) as our alumni representative.

 Photo credit: Cruickshank

For more information about the Coton Reserve see:

http://www.cambridgeppf.org/places/coton-countryside-reserve/

 

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.