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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Aikaterini Plesia - Efstathopoulou

Comparison of centralised and decentralised wastewater systems

Alejandro Antonio Fiocco

Sustainability in the Peruvian mining industry: Nature and value of sustainability-related production disruption in the operational phase of a mine’s life

Alex Hazelgrove-Planel

Sustainability of water services: A review of international development programme approaches to rural water access in Nepal

Andrea Reyes Hernández

The impact of the renewable energy transition on corporate sustainability

Andy Pfeil

Identifying drivers and leverage points for sustainable development in the power tools industry – a case study of Bosch Lawn & Garden Ltd.

Annika Thandiwe Brouwer

Building resilient food aid systems in humanitarian crises: How do humanitarian food aid systems promote food security for refugees and how can these systems be improved to be more resilient? A case study of Athens.

Cara Bea Davidson

Scalability of a novel food waste conversion technology

Caroline Still

The sustainability of vertical farming: Managing the uncertainties of a nascent industry

Christopher Molteno

Evaluating electricity demand side management opportunities in South Africa

Daniel Constable

Barriers to effective decision making in the UK water industry: A qualitative study of a UK water utility company

Donato Melchiorre

Feasibility of using electric vehicles as domestic storage systems

Eleni Liapopoulou

The effect of urban geometry on microclimate

Freyja Yeatman Ómarsdóttir

Option analysis and design of a renewable energy system for Flatey, a remote island in Iceland

Gaomin Liu

New business models for energy trading through peer-to-peer energy and flexibility markets in the UK

Glenda Vergeer

The reality for sustainable cities across Africa by 2050: An assessment of urban mobility provision as a driver for development

Heikal Saleh

Aquifer storage of stormwater as a drought mitigation strategy

Jacquelyn Lane

Needs and needs provision: Identifying needs and gaps in service provision for urban refugees in Greece

James Wark

Evaluating rural water management schemes: Optimising Natural Flood Management (NFM) benefits using AHP

Jorge Mayer Romero

Accurate short-term prediction of wind farm power output using data from SCADA: Opportunities in improving grid integration with the application of big data analytics and machine learning

Joseph Ruxton

Smart infrastructure and its impact on urban resilience

Josephine Tumwesige

Sustainable development, climate change, and renewable energy in rural Sub-Saharan Africa: The impact of rural electrification on rural-urban migration in Uganda

Kaustav Dutta

Accurate prediction of wind turbine component failure using predictive data analytics: Investigating methods for determining wind turbine health

Lukas Gast

Material flows in the circular economy: Assessing the potentials of and limitations to the circularity of onshore wind turbines

Orlando Román García

A system-of-systems approach for national infrastructure planning: Integrating governance and modelling for infrastructure systems in Saint Lucia

Philip Lake

Environmental hazards and well-being in Bangladesh: Understanding the response to continuous stresses through a systems thinking mindset in order to reduce vulnerability and enhance resilience

Ramit Debnath

Comfort, energy use and well-being in informal settlements: Investigating the rebound phenomenon in the slum rehabilitation housing of Mumbai using a backcasting approach

Robert Kunzmann

Frugal innovation with a focus on prosumers: How companies can use prosumers to become more sustainable

Scott Davids

Understanding the role of supply chains in humanitarian response

Simon Lang

Comparing the results of renewable energy auctions: A model-based analysis of recent trends from around the world

Thomas Cernev

A systems analysis of the sustainable development goals: Risk, tipping points, and critical dependencies

Upeshika Heenetigala

Building resilience in water supply infrastructure in the southern hemisphere in the face of future uncertainties

Xinxiao Li

Willingness to pay for renewable electricity in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, China

Yau Ben-Or

Value exchange: A new business module for scaling up energy access

Zhou Fang

Houses or apartments? The transport impacts of different built form typologies in a fast-growing UK region

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.