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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

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Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Teaching Fellow

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Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Teaching  Fellow

Sarah showing a group of Cambridge MPhil students around the RES Headquarters at Beaufort Court, Kings Langley

4th January 2012

The MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development has won support from the Royal Academy of Engineering through the award of a RAEng Visiting Teaching Fellow.  These positions are supported by the Academy to promote experience led teaching from hands on engineers  at the  early  stages of their careers who are able to relate to the operational challenges and real life challenges they face on a daily basis in industry.  Sarah Royse of Inbuilt Consulting (a subsidiary of the RES Group) has accepted this role and will contribute to lectures and seminars , facilitate site visits and co-supervise projects . She will also be able to provide  career advice and support for students on the MPhil programme, as well as encouraging  MEng students to become involved in their appropriate professional bodies.

Sarah is a Chartered Engineer having obtained her degree in Mathematics and Physics from Durham University in 2001. She worked for Max Fordham Consulting Engineers for 5 years before joining Inbuilt (part of the RES group) in 2007. In 2008 she won the ACE Young Consultant of the Year Award, and is an Advisor to the UK Green Building Council and a Steering Committee member of CIBSE's Energy Performance Group. Her professional qualifications include Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), certified CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant, and   Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).

The initial appointment is for two years  and Sarah will commence her role during Lent term.

Photo credit: Cruickshank


Course Overview

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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.