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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Tenth Annual Lecture Series announced

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January 2012

The Tenth Annual Lecture series will begin on 1st Febrary 2012 with a talk from Dr Julian Allwood (Reader in Engineering, Cambridge University Engineering Department; Lead Author of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) based on his new book Sustainable Materials – with both eyes open.

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/2012

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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.