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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Hang Kit Wong

Barriers to scaling up refurbishment to deliver low carbon solutions in existing UK homes

Janice Foster

Technology Leapfrogging in South Africa

Jay Rajapakse

Simple Water Treatment: Sustainable Implications of Pebble Matrix Filtration (PMF)

Jenny VanCalcar

Improving Water and Sanitation Services through Enhanced Data Management Tools

Katerina Tsangari

Application of the Simplified Climate Change Impact Assessment Tool (SCIAT) to Kouris Dam (Cyprus)

Mary-Lou Masko

Dynamics of Successful Implementation of Energy Policies: Denmark’s Lessons for Hawaii

Andrew K. Hill

Moving Beyond Traditional Military Roles: Can the Afghanistan National Army be a Key Player in Development and Reconstruction?

Cate Ortman

Radioactive Waste Impacts Mitigated by the Arctic Military Environmental Cooperation Program: lessons in international cooperation

Emily Kunen

Achieving sustainable development through carbon finance: lessons learned in bundling small-scale bioenergy projects in developing countries

Foaad Tahir

Design of a Wind Turbine with Energy Storage for Domestic Use

H Azeem

Sustainability Implications of Piping System Design

Hero Bennett

Mitigating the negative effects of the urban heat island in the UK on an urban block scale. An approach towards sustainable neighbourhood design

Hongxing Xie

Building Sustainable Supply Chains: A Tool to Improve the Effectiveness and Efficiency of China's Environmental Policies

Jude Sykes

Energy efficient low income homes in South Africa: evaluation of international support mechanisms.

Judith Plummer

The Impacts of Protracted Pre-Construction Delay in Hydropower Projects

Jun Xing

The Technical Feasibility Analysis of the Application of Wi-Fi in Rural China

Marc Stettler

The Future of Short and Long Distance Passenger Mobility

Marwa El-Sayed

Towards Zero Carbon Buildings in Cambridge

Philippe Bernier

Retrofit for the Future: Existing Homes and Building Rating Systems

R Blackie

Public Transportation (large infrastructure focus) for Vancouver, BC: as a key factor in achieving climate change targets.

Rebecca Bateman

Sustainability in the Cosmetics Industry

Ruel Brathwaite

The Embodied Water within the Construction of a UK Sustainable Home

Sherin Sameh

Investigating Earth Architecture as a Sustainable Building Approach in Egypt

Thalia Konaris

Effective Impact Increase Strategy through Successful INGO and NGO Partnerships in the Field of Water and Sanitation for the Purpose of Poverty Alleviation: A Nepal Case Study

Uven Chong

Creating a Sustainable Transportation System: Lessons from Malaysia’s Development

Xiaowen Zeng

Renewable Energy in China. Can the Country Live on its Own Renewable Sources?

Course Overview


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.