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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Studying at Cambridge

 

ESD MPhil Alumni quoted in the Economist

last modified Jul 28, 2014 12:24 PM

ESD MPhil Alumni, Franco Gonzalez (2010-11), has been quoted in The Economist Jul 12th 2014

See article in the Economist: Supercapacitors First one up the drive

Photo Credit: Jochen Van Cauwenberg/Goodwood in the Economist

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.