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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Aimen Sattar

The influence of water, land, energy and soil-nutrient resource interactions on the food system in Egypt

Alejandro Rivera Rivera

Stepping Away from Air Conditioning Dependence

Allison Kindig

Network reliability in sustainable food systems

Ashley Jasso

Defining the Resilience of Stand Alone Microgrids for Rural Applications

Benjamin Scheder-Bieschin

Solar Energy for Airports - Opportunities and Challenges

Brendon Harkness

Sustainable Pumping Options for Global Refugee Camp Water Supplies

Byeronie Epstein

Strategies for rural electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa

Caroline Barbance

Closing the loop in the textile industry

Caroline Williams

Identification Methods for Aid Distribution Following Natural Disaster Events

Ceridwen Salisbury

A Real Options Approach to Balancing Blue-Green and Grey Urban Drainage Solutions

Chen Lun Martin Yii

Evaluation of polluter principle-based options in waste management

Chris Adsit

Engineering Interventions in Developing Areas

Daniel Clayton

Water and the Circular Economy

Elena Haddad

Alternative Energy Provision in Emergency Relief Situations

Girish Shivakumar

The Evolution of Electricity Retail Markets in a Low Carbon World

Heather Norton

Dynamic Modelling for Tristan Albatross Conservation

Judd Harris

The development potential of renewable energy in remote Indigenous communities

Kathleen Nelson

Beauty in Density: A Sustainability Review of London’s Barbican Estate

Kevin Ly

Sustainability assessment of large sporting venues

Kosoluchukwu Ekwunife

Evaluation of the Public Procurement Policy in Nigeria for Practicable Sustainable Goals: A Comparative Study

Kyle Gray

Utilising the Mining Industry to promote Sustainable Development

Madison Marshall

The Legacy of Mega-Sporting Events for Urban Regeneration

Matthew Myers

Examining the stance taken by environmental NGOs towards nuclear power.

Menna Dessouki

Circular Urban Metabolism as a Design Approach for Masterplans

Michael Li

Economic impacts of policies to decarbonise the Australian electricity grid

Mohammed Shana'a

Closing the materials loop

Padma Nayagam

Circular Economy in Industry

Peter Storm

Present and Future Water Policy in California

Pit Ngai Chio

Building retrofit in subtropical regions

Quan Lau

Climate Change Resilience in Slum Communities

Rafael Quezada Gaete

A Real Options Model for Sustainability Evaluation

Robert Hume

Water Resource Management in Flood-Prone Urban Areas

Roderick Darling

The steel stock and rate of production in a +2 degree C world

Roxanne Pieterse

The HDI-Footprint Framework: Exploring the Implications for Sustainable Development

Shivi Chandna

Energy and gender in rural areas

Stephanie Drenten

Understanding the viability of sewer waste water heat recovery systems

Stephen Tuffner

An Analysis of Social Housing Infrastructure Development

Suganya Paskaran

The use of decentralized Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) systems in Sri Lanka

Tahawar Hussein Syed

Critical review and analysis of government of Pakistan’s decision to withdraw support for renewables based power generation.

Tercia Jansen Van Vuuren

Perceptions of sustainability in the construction industry.

Tombozgani Banda

Nuclear Energy in Malawi

Wai Jun Mak

New Urban Mobility Solutions in Megacities

Wayne Zhou

Study on the Enabling Environment for Public-Private-Partnerships based Waste-to-Energy Projects in Selected Countries in Asia

Zhongzhe Wu

Study of Solutions to Building Sustainability

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.