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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

These are periodic meetings, where students present and argue over a range of topical issues example motions are: 

"The house believes that international development should come ahead of environmental issues"

"The house believes that nuclear power is the only sustainable energy source"

Role Play Session 2013

Photo credit: Owen

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.