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MPhil student Nafisa Bhikhoo wins best presentation prize 2015

last modified Jul 21, 2015 03:42 PM

The ESD MPhil conference was held 13-15 July 2015 at the Department of Engineering. Presentations were made by the students and posters were on display in reception. Congratulations to Nafisa Bhikhoo who won the best presentation prize, and to Tom Niven and Dan Smith who jointly won the best poster prize (judged by alumni students.)

 Photo Credit: Prof Guthrie

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.