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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Christ's College Worm Farm - Change Challenge Project

last modified Oct 27, 2016 03:13 PM
Christ's College Worm Farm - Change Challenge Project

Photo Credit: Christ's College

Tom Niven's (ESD 14 -15) change challenge this year was to assess if a worm farm could be used to recycle organic kitchen waste at his College and create compost for the College gardens. An article introducing the project and outlining his findings can be found in the Christs's College Newsletter "Pieces."

See page 7: https://issuu.com/christsalumni/docs/pieces_issue_29_web

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.

 

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