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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Dr Heather Cruickshank Resignation

last modified Oct 20, 2015 10:16 AM

We are sorry to announce that Heather Cruickshank has suddenly and unexpectedly resigned from her post as Deputy Course Director for the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development and left Cambridge to pursue a new life in Canada. Anyone who has been involved with the MPhil programme and the work of the Centre for Sustainable Development in the  13 years will remember Heather with great fondness and we send her our very best wishes for a happy and successful future.

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.