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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Wealth from Waste

last modified Feb 24, 2015 11:02 AM

PhD student and ESD MPhil Alumni (09-10) Luca Di Mario has an article published in "The Scholar" in which he explains why businesses should get involved in waste recovery in the developing world.

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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.