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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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11th Distinguished lecture series

last modified May 16, 2019 07:19 PM
The Eleventh Annual Lecture series will begin on 30th January 2013 with a talk from Professor Jared Diamond, UCLA titled "Growing older in yesterdays world.

These public lectures, organised for the specific benefit of the MPhil students, are designed to attract speakers of international standing and repute to give their views on Sustainable Development. Speakers include leading experts from Cambridge University as well as from other leading universities, government bodies, multi-national corporations and international organisations. The opportunity to cross examine such leading thinkers in the question and answer sessions is seen to be a key activity associated with the MPhil programme.

http://www-esdmphil.eng.cam.ac.uk/special-features/distinguished-lecture/2013

Course Overview

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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.