The Centre aims to enable the next generation of professionals to become effective agents of change in the transition to a more sustainable, lower carbon economy. It provides a stimulating, transdisciplinary research environment, collaborating with a network of leading business, industry and policy organisations to deliver an excellent Engineering Doctorate programme. The Centre supports research addressing three interlinked themes:
Gareth Price (now head of environmental at 02 Telefonica) was one of the SEES centre's earliest graduates from its EngD programme. At the AEngD launch conference, he talked about the benefits the EngD had given him.