Driving Sustainability through Engineering Management and Systems Engineering


Philbin, S. (ed.) (2021). Driving Sustainability through Engineering Management and Systems Engineering. MDPI.
EditorsPhilbin, S.

Despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenge of realizing sustainability across the triple bottom line of social, environmental, and economic development remains an urgent priority. If anything, it is now imperative that we work towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the global challenges are significant. Many of the societal challenges represent complex problems that require multifaceted solutions drawing on multidisciplinary approaches. Engineering management involves the management of people and projects related to technological or engineering systems—this includes project management, engineering economy, and technology management, as well as the management and leadership of teams. Systems engineering involves the design, integration, and management of complex systems over the full life cycle—this includes requirements capture, integrated system design, as well as modelling and simulation. In addition to the theoretical underpinnings of both disciplines, they also provide a range of tools and techniques that can be used to address technological and organisational complexity. The disciplines of engineering management and systems engineering are therefore ideally suited to help tackle both the challenges and opportunities associated with realising a sustainable future for all. This book provides new insights on how engineering management and systems engineering can be utilised as part of the journey towards sustainability. The book includes discussion of a broad range of different approaches to investigate sustainability through utilising quantitative, qualitative and conceptual methodologies. The book will be of interest to researchers and students focused on the field of sustainability as well as practitioners concerned with devising strategies for sustainable development.

KeywordsSustainability; Sustainable development; SDGs; Engineering management; Systems engineering
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Print24 Aug 2021
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Accepted12 Aug 2021
Deposited21 Apr 2023
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-0365-1531-1
Web address (URL)https://www.mdpi.com/books/book/4238-driving-sustainability-through-engineering-management-and-systems-engineering
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