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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Adam Hamilton

Understanding the effects of GDP growth on the six largest sub-Saharan African countries and the implications to CO2 emissions in the region.

Ashley Brooks

Rethinking Urban Transport for Inner-City Travel in Cambridge

Carlos Younes

Sustainability in a Temporary Situation: A Case Study of Water Service Delivery to Syrian Refugees in Akkar, North Lebanon.

Daniel Smith

An investigation of Social Risk during the construction of large infrastructure in developing economies.

David Bowly

Pay As You Go Solar Home Systems in developing countries: Using Data Mining to Improve Financial Sustainablity

Felipe Repetto

Present and future challenges of infrastructure developments in the coast of Chile.

Fotis Fotiadis

Exploring Business Models in Distributed Power Generation: A Customer Based Research.

Francisco Cabadas Rodriguez

Exploring Business Models in New Markets for Decentralized Solar Photovoltaic Energy in Emerging Countries: Drawing Business Model Trajectories for Solar Decentralized Infrastructure in Emerging Markets

Francisco Castellano Ruz

Electrical Energy Storage Business Models: Anaysis and Comparison of the Market and Regulatory Framework in California, the UK, Germany and Spain.

Giuseppe Bugatti

Transmitting Sustainability at School: How to formulate an effective science teaching strategy for the Italian high school in the context of education for sustainable development.

Jack Priestman

Urban Mobility in London.

Jaspreet Singh

Decentralised Solar Power in Communities and businesses in South Asia: Aspirational Technologies Management framework for Rural India under Micro-Grids

Lloyd Chua

Sustainability as a Defence Capability: Assessing Sustainable Development and Climate Change Strategies for Singapore.

Matias Hanel

Sustainability Assessment of Desaliation Plants Powered with Renewable Energy: A Case Study of the Antofagasta Region in Chile.

Mauricia Nambatya

Investigating the Rationale for Material Selection in Tropical Housing Projects in Uganda: A Case for Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks (ISSB) Technology.

Nafisa Bhikhoo

Energy Efficiency in Low Income Tropical Housing: A Study into Improving Thermal Comfort in Low Income Housing Designs in Thailand through the Effective Incorporation of Passive Design Strategies

Olanrewaju Durosinmi-Etti

Exploring Qualitative & Quantitative Approaches to Reducing Infrastrucure Investment Risk in Africa

Pauline Chone

Insect Adhesion on Micro-Rough Surfaces

Sadman Islam

Identification and optimization of conditions required for systems interactions in Green Infrastructures: A case study in Newcastle of Sustainable Urbran Drainage Systems.

Samantha Passmore

Pathways to a Business Model for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education Services: A Case Study in Honduras.

Sandra Asgrimsdottir

The Role of Interconnectors in Challenging the UK's Carbon Footprint: Contribution of Interconnectors to Decarbonistion of Future Energy Scenarios

Sungmin Jung

A Study on the Effectiveness of Environmental Regulations in Causing Investment in Environmental Projects: Focus on the Korean Steel Industry under GHG Regulations.

Tariq Sipra

Resilience based Futureproofing for Sustainable Railway Infrastructure

Taskeen Adam

Educational Technologies in Rwanda: Visions for the Sustainable Implementation of the One Laptop per Child Project

Thanura Rabel

An Economic and Resilience Analysis of Hybrid Energy Systems using Optimisation Modelling.

Thomas Niven

Evaluating the Sustainability of Small Town Reliance on Runoff Water Sources: A Case Study in Northern India.

Vincent Sakeni

A Sociological Analysis of Energy Efficiency in the UK Food and Drink Manufacturing Industry.

Wen Liu

Analysis of Sustainable Product Service Systems Within Chinese Manufacturing Industries.

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.