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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

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9th MPhil Cohort Arrives for 2010-11

last modified May 16, 2019 07:19 PM

4th October 2010

The Centre welcomes the ninth cohort of MPhil in Engineering For Sustainable Development at the start of a new academic year.  The new class has 54 students and continues to represent a boad spread of geographical and engineering backgrounds.

Course Overview

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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.