There is a wide variety of both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the University that include elements of Sustainability.

We highlight the courses that have a significant sustainability theme, i.e. those which address environmental, economic and social issues. More detailed lists of relevant courses are available:

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The Clean Technology MSc

This postgraduate course provides training in environmental management and sustainable development in an industrial context, and is suitable for students with backgrounds in Engineering, and Pure or Applied Science.

It covers the environmental issues surrounding industrial processes, including the legislative and policy frameworks and explains how to minimise resource usage and pollution through sustainable design and manufacture whilst operating a productive and sustainable company.

This postgraduate degree specialises in placing students into industry for their research projects. The students spend 3-4 months working for local companies tackling problems of concern to their employers. In most cases their projects are of benefit to the company. This gives students the opportunity to put theory into practice.


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Typical projects and outcomes .

The MSc/Diploma in Sustainable Engineering

MSc in Sustainable Chemical Engineering is the newest full-time course in the School and this will be the fourth year that the course has been running. An aim of the MSc in Sustainable Engineering is to provide graduate scientists and engineers with a coherent understanding of chemical engineering, which can be applied to sustainable design and manufacturing, combining a sound theoretical grasp of the subject with practical awareness and experience. As postgraduates you should be capable of becoming professional engineers in industry or alternatively follow a route into a research or academic career. The course provides training in the concepts of sustainable development and the role of Chemical Engineering

This is a one year taught course for graduate scientists and engineers with emphasis on training in advanced process and material engineering and process intensification skills for a sustainable future. The course has been designed to meet the growing need for engineers skilled in materials and process engineering.


Other teaching related activities

In addition to the taught programmes, wider sustainability initiatives are being developed on campus. These include the:

Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professorship in the Principles of Engineering Design for a Sustainable Future

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The Royal Academy of Engineering funds a Visiting Professor (VP) and support team at Newcastle as part of a programme of VP's in Engineering Departments across the UK.

To find out more about the Academy's VP scheme see the links below, this will allow you to link with other participating universities across the UK.

At Newcastle, a collection of case-study based workshops has been developed for use at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The case studies are available for downloading as packaged workshops. Our VP, Professor Jeff Hulse, is supported by the sustainability@newcastle team, based in the EDC.

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Contact the EDC

For further details of the EDC's activities please get in touch with us through our contact page.

Commercial Research at Newcastle University

A full list of commercially available research facilities for Newcastle University can be found on the Services for Business web pages.

Highlight for April 2008

Integrated Modelling for Strategic Planning

Strategic planning for sustainability requires complex systems to be modelled.

Because of this complexity, it is unrealistic to develop new and comprehensive models for each of the numerous possible situations likely to be encountered. Many models already exist ...

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Upcoming seminars

The EDC often hosts, arranges or is associated with a wide variety of seminars related to its activities.

These seminars (often in association with an engineering institute) are always open to students and staff at the university and often to the public.

Upcoming events will be listed on this website in the future. Please check back from time to time for updates.