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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Andrew Burston

Design Concept For a 100KW scale wind turbine suitable for UK Rural Ownership and Operation

Arcot Srilakshmi

e-waste management: problems and prospects in developing countries

Brenda Herrera

Improving sustainability in mines closure by transforming open pits into fish farms

Charles Collins-Chase

Analysis of the potential for biodiesel implementation in South Africa

Darren West

Innovation for sustainable development in the UK electronics sector

Eamonn Joyce

Opportunities for energy exchange with the ground

Elie-Adrien Mouzon

Product & Business Practice Sustainability Assessment

Ernest Abano

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the UK's Construction Industry

Francis Mills

Factors affecting future attempts to develop appropriate technology products in West Africa

Jin Hooi Chan

Water quality modelling and assessment in Maputo, Mozambique

Keiichi Tetsuya

Hard and soft transport solutions sustainable mobility options

Louis Coulomb

Disaggregating Experience Curves

Mario Rivera-Becerra

A sustainable approach to change regulations for the manufacturing industry in Mexico

Mohd Hasli Hasan

Sustainable Public Transportation in Penang

Mpumelelo Ncwadi

The review of Holcim's Corporate Sustainable Development Reporting

Penny Green (nee Coombes)

Investigating the feasibility of an integrated closed-loop system for domestic water use

Priti Parikh

An innovative approach to physical infrastructure as a means to overcoming poverty

Saher Safi

The potential for improved resource efficiency building contruction project

Sarah Mills

The Role of Desalination In The East Of England In 2025 And Beyond: A look at the water/energy connection

Snezana Lekic

Possibilities of heat recovery from waste composting process

Stephen Li

A comparison of UK and US local government climate change strategies

Steven Hunt

Managing Intermittency of Renewable Electricity Generation

Zhiming Cai

An asssessment of technological options to reduce greenhouse gases emissions from electricity industry

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.