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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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YouTube video ESD MPhil

The Department asked three ESD MPhil students to summarise their dissertation topics and reveal what they thought of the course itself and how it has been of benefit to them.

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How to apply

All applications must be made through Graduate Admissions by the end of June, but those requiring funding should apply early.

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ESD MPhil students debate on Dirty Industries

Feb 20, 2018

Debate on dirty industries (description by Jof Ruxton)

Space for Sustainability Award Winner Katherine Bruce (ESD 16-17)

Jan 18, 2018

Congratulations to Katherine Bruce ESD 16-17 on winning the Space for Sustainability award 2017.

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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.