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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
 
Read more at: A new baby for the Centre

A new baby for the Centre

15 November 2011

It's been a big year for one our PhD students, Victoria Cronin! Toria has not only handed in her thesis but has also delivered a baby girl on 2 November 2011. Our best wishes and congratulations from CSD.


Read more at: Alumni Present about their work

Alumni Present about their work

15 July 2011

Jennifer Bitting (2005-2006) introduces seven fellow graduates of the course. Uven Chong (2008-2009) Road transport is a significant component of energy consumption in cities. Uven’s research aims to quantify and spatially source the air quality and climate impacts of urban transport in order to better inform policy and...


Read more at: Dissertation Conference 2011

Dissertation Conference 2011

15 July 2011

Students present their work to date over three days of the Dissertation Conference. Students, staff, alumni and guests celebrate at the Annual Course Dinner at Peterhouse College.


Read more at: CRASSH funding for Cross-disciplinary Climate Histories Project (phase 2)

CRASSH funding for Cross-disciplinary Climate Histories Project (phase 2)

4 July 2011

24th June 2011 The Centre has recently participated in a successful funding application and the Climate Histories Network has just received a grant from CRASSH to host an interdisciplinary Climate Histories seminar series with sustainable engineering over the coming academic year. The series will include invited speakers...


Read more at: 9th MPhil Cohort Arrives for 2010-11

9th MPhil Cohort Arrives for 2010-11

31 May 2011

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.


Read more at: Marcos Pelenur wins Dow Sustainability Innovation Prize and 'Leader of Tomorrow' award
Marcos Pelenur wins Dow Sustainability Innovation Prize and 'Leader of Tomorrow' award

Marcos Pelenur wins Dow Sustainability Innovation Prize and 'Leader of Tomorrow' award

31 May 2011

23rd May 2011 We are delighted to announce that one of our PhD students, Marcos Pelenur, was awarded a 2011 Dow Sustainability Innovation Prize. The Dow Chemical Company awarded three prizes, which aimed to celebrate the energy, commitment and enthusiasm of sustainability students and their supervisors. Marcos' award was...


Read more at: Students working on dissertation research

Students working on dissertation research

6 May 2011

Current students are working on their individual research projects. Some are undertaking field work.


Course Overview

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.