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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions


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ESD MPhil lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill recognised in WE50 awards

5 July 2021

We are delighted to announce that Dr Kristen MacAskill has been recognised as one of 2021’s top 50 Women in Engineering. Founded by the Women's Engineering Society in 2016, the WE50 awards are a UK event linked to International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) – a celebration of women in engineering that takes place on 23...

ESD's Professor Richard Fenner produces award-winning paper for Engineering Education Conference

5 July 2021

Professor Richard Fenner was awarded the Leo Jansen Best Paper award at this year’s Engineering Education for Sustainable Development conference. Leo Jansen (1934 – 2012) was a chemical engineer, corporate researcher and planner, politician and professor. Professor Fenner’s paper, ‘ Engineers as advocates for Sustainable...

College success for ESD MPhil students

15 June 2021

Two of our current MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development students have gained distinction within their respective Colleges. Santiago Sottil’s Waste to Art initiative was unveiled by Wolfson College President, Dr Jane Clarke, and is currently on display in the Wolfson Gallery, while Han Xu’s 3-Minute Thesis...

Course Overview

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.