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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Centre for Science and Policy - Science Advice and Government Podcast series

Cambridge University's Centre for Science and Policy Podcast invites academic and policy experts to share their insights into some of the major challenges society faces today. Their latest series is focused on how science advice, data and evidence are used by decision makers in government. Dr Kristen MacAskill (Centre for Sustainable Development) joins Lord Martin Rees (the UK's Astronomer Royal, a Cosmologist and Member of the House of Lords) and Suzanne Raine (Affiliate Lecturer at the Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge, former Head of the UK's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre from 2015-2017) as guests to discuss Extreme Risk in Episode 6, Listen 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.