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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
 
Read more at: Dr Kristen MacAskill leads resilience teaching in Engineering for Sustainable Development
Dr Kristen MacAskill leads resilience teaching in Engineering for Sustainable Development

Dr Kristen MacAskill leads resilience teaching in Engineering for Sustainable Development

27 February 2020

Dr Kristen MacAskill gave her inaugural lecture for the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development this March as part of a two lecture series in the Resilience and Hazard Mitigation in Future Cities (ESD 360) module.


Read more at: Dr André Cabrera Serrenho gives his inaugural Lecture on ESD 560
Dr André Cabrera Serrenho gives his inaugural Lecture on ESD 560

Dr André Cabrera Serrenho gives his inaugural Lecture on ESD 560

27 February 2020

Dr André Serrenho gave his inaugural lecture for the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development this February, as part of the Innovations in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing course (ESD 560).


Read more at: Perspectives on Urban Flood Resilience - Blog
Perspectives on Urban Flood Resilience - Blog

Perspectives on Urban Flood Resilience - Blog

12 February 2020

Dick Fenner has compiled and edited a special themed edition of the Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions A Journal on urban flood resilience, published in February 2020.


Read more at: Widening Horizons update published
Widening Horizons update published

Widening Horizons update published

28 January 2020

Dick Fenner and Charles Ainger have recently updated their 2006 paper (co-authored with Peter Guthrie and Heather Cruickshank) "Widening engineering horizons: addressing the complexity of sustainable development" to examine how much progress towards sustainability the civil engineering profession has made in each of the eight key areas defined in the original paper.


Read more at: ESD welcomes Dr. André Serrenho
ESD welcomes Dr. André Serrenho

ESD welcomes Dr. André Serrenho

14 January 2020

We are delighted to welcome Dr. André Serrenho to the course team. Dr. Serrenho was recently appointed as a Lecturer in Engineering, Environment and Sustainable Development at the Department of Engineering.


Read more at: ESD welcomes Dr. Kristen MacAskill
ESD welcomes Dr. Kristen MacAskill

ESD welcomes Dr. Kristen MacAskill

14 January 2020

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kristen MacAskill to the course team. Dr MacAskill was recently appointed as a Lecturer in Engineering, Environment and Sustainable Development at the Department of Engineering.


Read more at: ESD welcomes 2 new members of staff

ESD welcomes 2 new members of staff

15 November 2019

Two new lecturers have been appointed to support the delivery of the ESD MPhil programme.


Read more at: ESD thanks Jeremy Purseglove

ESD thanks Jeremy Purseglove

15 November 2019

The current group of Engineering for Sustainable Development students completed the Autumn Trip led, as always, by Professor Jeremy Purseglove.


Read more at: Prof Fenner paper wins award
Prof Fenner paper wins award

Prof Fenner paper wins award

13 November 2019

Professor Dick Fenner and his co-authors Dr Lan Hoag (IBM) and Maggie Skandarian (Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, USA) have been highly commended in the Outstanding Paper Award by the Journal of Flood Risk Management.


Read more at: Doctoral Researcher Attends Royal Academy of Engineering Workshop
Doctoral Researcher Attends Royal Academy of Engineering Workshop

Doctoral Researcher Attends Royal Academy of Engineering Workshop

22 July 2019

From the 28th – 31st May, FIBE doctoral researcher Francesca O'Hanlon attended the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering for Development symposium. The theme of the symposium was ‘WASHing Away Inequalities’.


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.