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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Adit Sharma

An Assessment of Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater and Appropriate Mitigation Strategies in Bangladesh

Alexandra Pearson

The State of Sustainability in New Product Development: A critical review of current practice and organisational conditions that facilitate the integration of sustainable design into new product development

Alexandre Boury

Analysing national pathways in carbon emissions, economic activity and life expectancy: Trajectories towards sustainable development

Alicia Blatiak

Investigating Scour at Offshore Monopile Wind Turbine Foundations

Andrew Cross

Creating Interactive and Collaborative Primary School Classrooms in Zambia with and without Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Andrew Sullivan

Tidal Energy on a Global Scale: Feasibility and Contribution to Energy Growth in the Developing World

Asimina Karakyriakou

Security of Energy Supply in Europe: Investigating the Risk Factors

Bonita Costigane

Sustainability in Engineering and Design Consultancy

Brennan Hodkinson

Scenarios for the Sustainable Future of South African Coal

Candice Nagel

Integration of Sustainability Criteria in Power Generation Investment Plan

Carlos Hernandez-Galaviz

Regulatory Framework for the Production of Agave-based Bioethanol in Mexico

Cheuk-yin Leung

Barriers of implementing environmental assessment tools for new buildings: the case of BEAM Plus in Hong Kong

Christine Sams

An Investigation into Sustainability Strategies in Value Chain Networks

Clara Aranda-Jan

Rural Electrification: Drivers and Outcomes in Health Care Facilities in Low Income Countries

Constantinos Savvides

Coupled Analysis of Resource Sectors Management in Cyprus

Daniel Vieira

Policies to Encourage the Sustainable Development of Brazilian Electricity System with Distributed Generation

Eduardo Porta

Developing a Micro-Hydro Franchise for Rapid Scale-Up

Elliott More

Development at what cost? Assessment of development policy impacts on sustainable development in the Amazonian Basin

Emily Castro-Prieto

Assessing sustainability of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action for energy-efficiency measures in the Mexican residential building sector

Emrah Durusut

Potential and Viability of Wind Energy in Turkey: Barriers and Opportunities

Felipe Dussaillant

Introduction and Critical Analysis of the Terracopia Methodology for Product Sustainability Assessment: The Case of the Chilean Farmed Salmon

Feriha Mugisha

Catchment Characterisation for Sustainable Water Resources Management

Fiorella Pino-Luna

Approaches to Sustainable Urban Water Management for Lima City

Franco Gonzalez-Zenteno

Distributed Generation and Sustainable Energy Systems

He Qi

Carbon Footprint and Recycling Design of Industrial Water Network in Delta Area of Yangtze River: A Simulation Based Methodology

Henry Donaghy

Engineering for Sustainable Maritime Development: The Gulf of Guinea

Jacqueline Stenson

New product introduction strategies in eastern Africa: A framework for diffusing appropriate technology

Joel Westberg

Evaluation of the Potential, Benefits and Risks of Self Supply Water

John Yiannis Paparistodemou

The Development of a Sustainable National Energy Plan for Cyprus

Jonathan Dowsett

Sustainable Shipping: Options for a Global Industry

Jose Andres Vallejo-Bermeo

Factors and interdependences of low-cost sustainable housing in the developing world in the context of Ecuador

Jose Antonio Valdivieso

Incorporating the sustainable dimension into undergraduate engineering programmes in South America, with specific reference to mining engineering in Chile

Juan Richards

Consideration of Sustainable Development in the Regulatory Schemes of Utility Companies. Application to the Chilean Context

Julia Oswald

Evaluation of the Energy Use of Packaging in the Food Industry

Kan Wang

Sustainability Analysis of Solar PV Industry in China

Kristen MacAskill

Risk Management as a Framework for Applying Sustainability Concepts on Infrastructure Projects

Liliana Estrada-Galindo

Renewable Energy R&D in Public Research Centres: Assessing its relation with the industry in Mexico

Mariam Al-Qubaisi

Crisis-resilient Water Policies: What can the United Arab Emirates take from the Australian model?

Martin Elton

Critical Review of the Mine Closure Policy in Chile

Mercedes Ferreyra

Implementing Renewable Energy Technologies in Catamarca, Argentina

Michael Mastin

Carbon and its impact on UK water industry investment and regulation

Minsung Kim

Sustainable Microgrid Strategies: focusing on apartment complexes in South Korea

Noor-Hal Cuellar

Assessing the sustainability of potential bioethanol from agave as a feedstock in Mexico

Paul Cassell

A Sustainability Analysis of Mobile Banking in Low and Middle Income Countries: Enabling Identification of Potential Markets

Philip Krammer

Evaluation of non-CO2 impacts from widespread use of aviation biofuels

Prashanth Venkataramana

Evaluation of Energy Codes for Buildings and Building Performance Rating Systems in India

Rami Migally

Investigation of Electricity Supply Options

Roki Fukuzawa

Integration of Climate Change Policy to Foster Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Industrial Practices

Ryan Alexander

The costs and human benefits of an incremental approach to the upgrading of informal settlements in Cape Town, South Africa

Silvia Fernanda Palomino

Micro Hydropower in the UK: Assessment of New Projects

Souvik Ghosh

The Environmental Impact and Sustainability of Planned Nuclear New Build in India

Tareq Al-Ansari

Analysing the Resilience of Qatar National Food Security Program

Tomas Steinacker

Sustainability in the Food Retail Industry

Yukie Mato

Quantifying Potential Benefits of Monitoring and Surveillance of Rural Water Supplies in Bangladesh

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.