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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Welcome to our 40 new ESD MPhil students

last modified Oct 17, 2016 05:51 PM
Welcome to our new ESD Students.
Welcome to our 40 new ESD MPhil students

Storming the Iron Age fort at St Catherine's Hill

We have 40 students this year from all over the world including Bulgaria, Gambia, Yemen, Kenya and Columbia.

Last weekend students attended the fieldtrip to Southern England to look at complexity in the landscape and "messy problems."

 Class of 16-17

Class of 16-17 (Owen)

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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