skip to content

MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

The “Practitioner Viewpoint Series” consists of 4 sessions each term in which engineers working in industry will share their experiences, and the barriers they have faced in trying to instigate changes towards more sustainable practice and how these have been overcome.  These guest speakers will describe practical strategies which are being implemented to deliver sustainable solutions.

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.