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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Welcome to our two new PhD students

last modified May 16, 2019 07:19 PM
Welcome to our two new PhD students
Welcome to our two new PhD students

Carron Blom

Carron Blom is working with Professor Peter Guthrie looking to  further explore sustainability issues and opportunities in the systemic complexity of infrastructure and the aligned engineering processes and organisational frameworks that cocoon this.

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Gerard Casey, who completed the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development in September 2013, is now working with Professor Kenichi Soga and Professor Peter Guthrie, will seek to prove how whole life carbon concepts provide the way to reduce carbon and how concentration on capital carbon alone, misses the point for infrastructure.

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 Gerard Casey

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.