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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
(Hoang Ai) Phuong Nguyen

Sustainability Assessment of Fisheries Governance

Abdel Khan

Modelling Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Geological Formations

Alden Yap

Sustainability of Palm Oil Biodiesel in Malaysia. A Gap Analysis

Andrew Hunt

Making the international emergency response to shelter following natural disasters build towards safer and more sustainable futures

Anna Tompsett

Barriers to Energy Efficiency in the UK New-Build Housing Industry

Arun Sharma

Identifying Factors Affecting the Success of Rural Water Supply Programmes

Arun Sharma

Identifying Factors Affecting the Success of Rural Water Supply Programmes

Bettina Schreck

Optimal Scale and Technological Options for the Sustainable Production of Biodiesel

Brendan Cronin

An analysis of clock change policy in the United Kingdom

Brian Bromwich

A sustainability review of 150 years of irrigation in India with particular reference to Uttar Pradesh

Chris Roe

A Critique of Emerging Standards in the Voluntary Market for Carbon Offsets

Chrisitan Rodriguez

Analysis of the impacts of a quota market on the Chilean electricity market: A renewable energy perspective

Dominic Clyde-Smith

An analysis of the current societal structure of Jersey and a delineation of the changes that would be necessary in order to make it a model sustainable society

Donald Stevenson

A Study of Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change in Turkana District, Kenya

Duane Rowe

Planning Towards a More Sustainable Future Electricity Generation System in Jamaica

Eskandarian Samsudin

Sustainability Reporting: review in the oil and gas industry

Gareth Haslam

Challenges and Strategies for Moving towards Sustainability within Office Buildings Using a Case Study of the Save the Children Headquarters in London

Gina Littlefair

Measuring the Impact of Temporary Buildings on People and Planet

Grainne Cronin

Climate Change Policy and the Implications for the Construction Industry

Ian Brenkley

The opportunity for growth for small wind microgeneration in the UK

Ian Cawrse

Planning for mine closure at the Klirou copper-zinc project in Cyprus

Jacob Cornelius

A soft systems analysis of poverty and energy in rural El Salvador: Exploring implications for capacity development

Jennifer Gonser

The United States Army Adoption of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighbourhood Development Green Building Rating System

Joan Ko

Drivers and barriers for the adoption of energy efficiency innovations in new UK housing

Joseph Mulligan

An Evaluation of the International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) Sustainability Assessment Protocol (SAP)

Kiki Yeoung

Comparative Study of Municipal Solid Waste Management Strategies in Hong Kong and London

Kyrea Mwangi Njuguna

Achieving a sustainable regional strategy for localised power production, incorporating renewable energy, in developing nations

Markus Graebig

Comparative analysis of land use intensity and environmental impacts of biomass and photovoltaics

Martha Kiwuwa

Sustainable Management of Leakage in Water Supply Systems

Nitin Tanwar

Sustainable Development in Developing Economies using Information and Communication Technology

Owen Groves

Best practice: Technology and policy for decoupling urbanisation and air pollution in developing countries

Rehab Jameel

Sustainability in office buildings through behavioural and cultural change. The case of the Save the Children Headquarters, London

Ridong Liu

From Electronic Waste in China to Sustainable Product Designs and Innovations

Stephen Benjamin

Certification: A Systems Approach

Victoria Hickman

The Implementation of Building Technologies in Ladakh, India - A Case Study

Winston Tan

Footprinting: A Decision-Making Tool for UK Water 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.