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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Dr Dai Morgan recognised with prestigious teaching award

18 March 2022

Congratulations to Dr Morgan for being awarded a Pilkington Prize by the University for his excellence, innovation and leadership in teaching. He is one of 12 winners from across the University and the only academic from Engineering to be a recipient of the award this year. The Pilkington Prize awards were endowed and...

Extreme Risk podcast from the University's Centre for Science and Policy features ESD's Dr Kristen MacAskill

18 March 2022

Cambridge University's Centre for Science and Policy Podcast invites academic and policy experts to share their insights into some of the major challenges society faces today. Their latest series is focused on how science advice, data and evidence are used by decision makers in government. Dr Kristen MacAskill (Centre for...

Information session for prospective students, 12th Nov 2021, 16:30

4 November 2021

Live online information session and Q&A for prospective MPhil students, 12 th November 2021.

Course Overview


The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.


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.


An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.


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.