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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Studying at Cambridge


Good Academic Practice and Plagiarism

University guidance on good academic practice and plagiarism

University guidance about how to conform to the academic conventions used at the University and to raise awareness of plagiarism and how to avoid it. They also set out the policies and procedures to be followed if plagiarism or collusion is suspected in work submitted for examination.

Other Sources of Guidance provided by the Department of Engineering

Department of Engineering guidelines for undergraduate students on plagarism, coperations and cheating.

The CUED Library offers advice and training on referencing. See their handout here.

Key Themes of the Course

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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.