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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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Seminar on "Decision Making Under Uncertainty" led by World Bank

Nov 22, 2017

How do we design sustainable water resources, hydropower and dams infrastructure projects knowing that climate change and other variables are changing?

YouTube Video ESD MPhil- Global challenges, engineering solutions

Nov 07, 2017

New Department YouTube video about the ESD MPhil.

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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.