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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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ESD welcomes 2 new members of staff

last modified Nov 15, 2019 02:19 PM
Two new lecturers have been appointed to support the delivery of the ESD MPhil programme.

They are Dr Kristen MacAskill, a former alumni of the MPhil, who has developed new concepts around infrastructure resilience in post disaster recovery contexts, and Dr André Cabrera Serrenho who works on the identification of opportunities for energy and material demand reduction in industrial systems and the link between material stocks and well-being. We are looking forward to starting in their new roles in early 2020 and contributing to the programme from Lent Term onwards.

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.