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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Studying at Cambridge

About the Programme: Images and Files

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Hockerton Rooftop

Dissertation submission August 2015

Fishbank Exercise

Select Committee Session Dec 2016

Field Trip to Wales 2012

Mid-Wales field trip 2013

Role Play Session 2013

Regulation Debate

Role Play Session 2014

Flooding Role Play

MPhil Field Trip

Practitioner Viewpoint Series

Alumni Conference Tea 2014

Engineering Education in Sustainable Development 2010

Engineering Education in Sustainable Development, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 19-22, 2010 Exploring Key Sustainable Development Themes Through Learning Activities Heather Cruickshank, Richard Fenner


Exploring key sustainable development themes through learning activities


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MPhil Programme Structure 2020-21

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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.