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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Author Dissertation title

Ildar Abdulkhaimov

Addressing the Socioeconomic Implications of the Decommissioning and Closure of Large Oil and Gas Projects

Mariel Alem Fonseca

Engineering Interventions to Reduce the Impact of Meat: A Systems Thinking Approach

Bhavya Anand

Targets and Scenarios for Solar and Wind Energy in India: The Potential for National GHG Reductions and a Gap Analysis

Heidi Barends

Elements Shaping the South African Education System of the Future

William Blencowe

Enabling Sustainability Informed Decision-Making in Complex Organisations: The Role of Knowledge and Expertise

Martina Colman

Assessment of Key Factors in the CAWST Theory of Change

Ahmed Ashfaque Hamid Fardin

Single-Material Yield Analysis of Garment Factories

Josh Grantham

Car-Free Development: The Role OF Density and Future Technology

Amjad Hafeez

Interconnection of South Asian Region Electricity Grid as a Leverage Point for Sustainable Development

Francis Heil

London’s Future Drainage and Wastewater: Valuing Wider Benefits of Adaptation Options

Timo Herberz

Sustainability Assessment of a Single-use Plastics Ban

Scott Jeen

Motivating Behaviour Change to Mitigate Climate Change

Tobias Kahnert

Sustainability Assessment of Alternatives to Fossil-Fuel Based Commercial Aviation

Vishnu Karanayil

Comparative Analysis of Airports’ Sustainability Strategies: Current trends and decarbonising opportunities

Dennis Khah Kok Hong

Transitioning to Sustainable Transport and Achieving Carbon Budgets in the UK

Alexandra Kunde

Multinationals' Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals Through Their Supply Chains

Alexandre L'Heureux

Enabling an Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem in a Resource-Constrained Environment: a Case Study of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Meena Matharu

Socio-economic Analysis of Urban Sprawl Patterns and Air Pollution at the Urban Fringe in Developing Megacities: An Urban Ecosystems Valuation Analysis, with a Case Study of Delhi

Sonola Onasanya

Solid Waste Pollution in Lagos, Nigeria: An Analysis of the Social, Technical and Economic barriers to Market-Driven Solutions

Andrea Carolina Rosero Cascante

Strengthening the Relationship Between Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation: a Case Study of Cocoa Smallholders in Ecuador

Airi Ryu

Reinventing Post-Natural Disaster Shelter Provision: Evaluating the Potential of Existing Accommodation as Alternative Shelter in Urban Emergency Response

Morgan Sheil

Stock Exchange Listing Rules for the 21st Century: Climate Change and Modern Sustainability

Weijia Shi

Sustainability Implications of the Internet of Things (IoT): Towards a Framework for Embedding Sustainability in IoT Systems Design

Costanza Sironi

A Critical Approach to the Theory of Change Based on Gender Equality

Olivia Thurstun-Crees

Waste in the Food Supply Chain: A Case Study of the UK Salmon Industry

Daniel Ukasoanya

Waste to Energy as a Sustainable Circular Model for Developing Contexts: A Comparative Study between the UK and Ethiopia


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.