Taught course

Engineering for Sustainable Development

Institution
University of Cambridge · Department of Engineering
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK 2:1 Honours Degree.

The course is a professional practice programme designed for students preferably from an engineering background, and with some postgraduate work experience in the engineering industry. Students on the programme will have well-developed technical skills in engineering, science or other quantitative disciplines.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil course is designed for graduates who want to help tackle pressing global problems by developing practical engineering solutions. The course is about recognising that engineers have to operate within an increasingly complex set of constraints, and therefore must be capable of dealing with a range of challenges. The subject is based on some very straightforward principles: it is about living within Earth’s finite limits and resources, helping everyone on the planet to achieve an acceptable quality of life; acting as stewards of the environment for future generations; dealing with complexity; and handling the many trade-offs which have to be made.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    11 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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