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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Mohamed Abdelfattah

Applying ‘Digital Twins’ to Infrastructure: Potential and Pitfalls

Whitney Anunwa

A Transition Towards a Sustainable Power Supply in Nigeria: Feasibility, Challenges and Improvement Methods

Carlota Armillas Mateos

Guiding Sustainable Medical Device Design for Low-Resource Settings: A Study on Covid-19 Respiratory Support Devices

Mira Attieh

Promoting Decentralised Renewable Power Generation in Lebanon

Daniel Bresgi

A Framework for Developing and Implementing Short Food Supply Chain Strategies

Peterson Clarke

An Analysis of the Energy Sector in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean Region and a Transition Pathway Towards Sustainable Energy: the Case of Haiti, Turks and Caicos Islands and Trinidad and Tobago

Daniela Beatriz Dueñas Israel

Cool Cats: Developing a Pathway for Zero Emissions at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge

Robert Flicker

Sustainability Assessment of Alternatives to Diesel Haul Trucks in Australia’s Iron Ore Mining

Dhinakaran Govindasamy

Factors Influencing the Functionality of Handpump Boreholes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Hilje Anna Ida Hudig

Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Artificial Intelligence: Case Studies on User-Centric Business Models for Development in Low-Income Countries

Ilka Loubser

Comparative Assessment of Concrete Waste Treatment Alternatives: A Case Study in New Zealand

Joseph Maloney

The Potential to Scale Up and Scale Out a Novel Energy Recovery System

Mihailo Mick Malowany

Surviving ‘Sidewalk Toronto’: The Evolution of Planning Practice in Smarter Cities

Oliver John Marr

The Role of Green Infrastructure in Habitat Connectivity for Future Cities

Lonwabo Thabiso Mgoduso

A Systems Thinking Approach to a Transition Towards Renewable Energy in South Africa

Keketso Job Motjuwadi

An Analysis of Global Approaches to Carbon Pricing for Poverty Alleviation in South Africa

Jack Mhyre

Modelling Material Requirements and Emissions of Future Transport Strategies in Uganda

Eliot David Victor Finnimore

A Study of Innovation: Accelerating the Development and Impact of Low Carbon Aviation Technology and Strategy

Leopold Johannes Florentin Max Peiseler

Are Current Transport Policies Enabling the Full Environmental Benefits of Electric Cars? — Exploring the Gaps Between EU and German Electric Vehicle Policy and Potential Greenhouse Gas Emission Savings

Yair Perry

The Value of Blue and Green Infrastructure for the Growing Cities of the Global South

Shaniq Ursula Pillay

The Effect of Racially Segregated Urban Form on Social Equality: A Spatial Study of Cape Town, South Africa

Anjalee Ramjee

Towards a More Inclusive Energy Market: A Study on How to Reduce Energy Poverty in South Africa’s Informal Settlements

Sarah Ann Louise Rozon

Gender Mainstreaming in Public Transport

Divya Sharma

Just Transition: A Case Study of the Public Transport System in King County, Washington

Zoë Rosanagh Slattery

Fragmented Forests: Spatial Analysis of the Drivers, Characteristics and Effects of Forest Fragmentation

Edna Guadalupe Soto Ruiz

Understanding the Importance of Regulation to Strengthen the Wind Energy Sector in Mexico

Patrick Robert Steichen

Shaping Sustainable Decision-Making to Operationalize Corporate Strategic Vision: A Case Study Analysis

Jason Chia Jung Teo

Financing a Low/Zero Carbon Electricity Generation Mix for Indonesia’s New Capital City

Felix Lukas Wagner

Using Data to Foster Sustainable Mobility

Jack Alexander Wardale

Prospects of a Shift to Passive Ventilation Solutions to Decarbonise Commercial Buildings in Australia

Thomas White

Holistic Mapping of the New Zealand Energy and Emissions Systems to Assess Mitigation Opportunities

William Young

Redesigning Bicycles in East Africa

Aaron Junjian Zhang

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment as a Tool for Sustainable Product Development - A Case Study of a Bamboo Bicycle

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.