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ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference and Annual Dinner 2018

last modified Jul 19, 2018 02:39 PM
Many thanks to all the current students who took part in the annual dissertation conference - 16-18th July 2018.
ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference and Annual Dinner 2018

Photo Credit: Ramit Debnath

The standard of presentations was high and the dissertation topics ranged from biophilia, urban planning and infrastrucuture, circular economy, transport, settlements, water, energy, renewable energy, international development and humanitarian response. The best presentation prize was won by Kaustav Dutta for his work on the "Accurate prediction of wind turbine component failure using predictive data analytics."  James Wark won the best poster prize, judged by Ryan from the  library, for his poster on "Evaluating rural water management schemes."

The annual dinner was held at Magdalene College and welcomed back special guests who had supported the MPhil this year and  30 alumni of the course.

Key Themes of the Course

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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.