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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Studying at Cambridge


New Thinking Sustainability Blog set up by class of 2016/2017

last modified Mar 05, 2018 05:14 PM
The class of 2016/2017 have started a new blog
New Thinking Sustainability Blog set up by class of 2016/2017

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Every month a different class member will write a new post based on their personal interests and opinions – but will be based on a specific sustainability theme. The posts will have an average read time of 8 minutes. We hope you enjoy reading the blog! If you interested in contributing to the blog or have any feedback, please feel free to get in touch with

Key Themes of the Course


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.