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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Studying at Cambridge


ESD Alumni published in NYT Chinese version

last modified May 16, 2019 07:19 PM

ESD ALumni Xiangyu Sheng (2012 -130) has had an article published (in Chinese) in NYT Chinese version. The article is an extension of her M{hil dissertation research and discusses pollution from Beijing new airport.


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Xiangyu Sheng

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.