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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Congratulations Garrett - Boak Student Support Fund

last modified Mar 16, 2017 10:10 AM
Garrett Bray, ESD MPhil 16-17, has won support from the Boak Student Support Fund at Clare Hall College.
Congratulations Garrett - Boak Student Support Fund

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Garrett will use the award to support his ESD MPhil dissertation research into electric and automnomous vehicles. He will conduct interviews with industry experts in Silicon Valley to test and refine bottom-up economic models for a system of shared, autonomous, electric cars. The work will be further informed with observations of driverless car technology in development and deployed in public.

The Boak Student Support Fund provides support for students of Clare Hall to pursue outstanding research and educational opportunities. For more information see: https://www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk/funding-current-students

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.