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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
 
Read more at: Highlights of an unusual year

Highlights of an unusual year

8 April 2021

Below Dick Fenner and Dai Morgan reflect on how the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development has continued to operate and thrive during the pandemic


Read more at: To what extent will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the delivery of the SDGs?

To what extent will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the delivery of the SDGs?

10 March 2021

Dick Fenner and Tom Cernev address this question in a new paper recently published in Futures in March 2021 (which can be accessed at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2021.102726 )


Read more at: Building Back Sustainably in a Deeper Shade of Green - article featuring ESD Lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill

Building Back Sustainably in a Deeper Shade of Green - article featuring ESD Lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill

4 February 2021

ESD Lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill has been featured by Turner and Townsend as part of their 'Perspectives' series, speaking about the disruption of the pandemic and the challenge of building sustainability and resilience into the recovery.


Read more at: Current State of Sustainability in Civil Engineering - Blog entry by Dick Fenner
Current State of Sustainability in Civil Engineering - Blog entry by Dick Fenner

Current State of Sustainability in Civil Engineering - Blog entry by Dick Fenner

1 February 2021

Read Dick Fenner's blog entry on the current state of sustainability in civil engineering at the Institution of Civil Engineer's website, where Dick explores explores progress towards sustainability in the UK construction sector.


Read more at: ESD contribution to International Water Association Book

ESD contribution to International Water Association Book

28 January 2021

A new book published by the International Water Association (IWA) on "Water-Wise Cities and Sustainable Water Systems: Concepts, Technologies, and Applications" (edited by Wang and Fu) includes a chapter based on the Dissertation of a former Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil student (2017-2018), Upeshika Heenetigala.


Read more at: New Research Project Announced

New Research Project Announced

4 January 2021

Dick Fenner and Andre Serrenho have secured funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme as part of a large consortium including colleagues in Land Economy.


Read more at: Open Day Chats for prospective students, 27th Nov, 09:30 and 16:30

Open Day Chats for prospective students, 27th Nov, 09:30 and 16:30

20 November 2020

Live online chat for prospective MPhil students, 27th November.


Read more at: ESD alumni awarded a prestigious Fellowship
ESD alumni awarded a prestigious Fellowship

ESD alumni awarded a prestigious Fellowship

6 July 2020

Our congratulations go to Ryan DuChanois, who graduated from the ESD MPhil programme in 2017, for being awarded a prestigious Abel Wolman Fellowship by the American Water Works Association (AWWA).


Read more at: Award for Blue Green Cities research
Award for Blue Green Cities research

Award for Blue Green Cities research

14 June 2020

Dick Fenner and Malcolm Morgan have been awarded the Robert Alfred Carr Prize for their paper entitled: Spatial evaluation of the multiple benefits of sustainable drainage systems.


Read more at: Dr Kristen MacAskill leads resilience teaching in Engineering for Sustainable Development
Dr Kristen MacAskill leads resilience teaching in Engineering for Sustainable Development

Dr Kristen MacAskill leads resilience teaching in Engineering for Sustainable Development

27 February 2020

Dr Kristen MacAskill gave her inaugural lecture for the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development this March as part of a two lecture series in the Resilience and Hazard Mitigation in Future Cities (ESD 360) module.


Course Overview

 

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

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.

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

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.