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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference 2020

The Engineering Education for Sustainable Development EESD 2020 conference will be hosted by University College Cork, 7th - 10th June 2020

Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD2020) is the 10th iteration of a biennial international conference, since its inception in 2002.

The conference attracts engineering educators and academics from all over the world with an interest in embedding sustainability in the curriculum.

University College Cork (UCC) will host the conference in June 2020, the first time it has been held in Ireland, on the theme ‘Building Flourishing Communities’.

Prof. Dick Fenner will be hosting a workshop revisiting the Barcelona Declaration.

The conference is chaired by Prof Edmond Byrne, Professor of Process & Chemical Engineering at UCC. You can find more details regarding the conference here 

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.