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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Author Dissertation Title

Ayog Basnyat

Disaster risk management with disruptive technology for climate resilient infrastructure planning: Transboundary high mountainous region in Nepal

Anushka Chandrawat

Municipal solid waste management in India: Development of a better performance ranking system for cities and a review of the effect of current waste management policies on the informal sector

Caleb Deck

Developing a framework to guide building owners’ sustainability choices

Shahvez Ul Haq

Sustainable mobility: Exploring barriers and opportunities for carsharing in urban California

William Hunt

Building the case for rammed earth: Investigating potential applications in Ghana

Matthew Hurworth

Sustainability implications of the Circular Economy: Opportunities for South Africa

Josiah Judson

Overcoming barriers to land stewardship for flood management, biodiversity and carbon sequestration

Michael Lau

Flight in the net-zero era: Assessing limitations on the deployment of sustainable flight in the UK

Shuhaib Maudarbaccus

Developing a sustainability rating framework for light-duty battery electric vehicles

Alexander Mellers

Desalination for disaster management

Arnas Mikalauskas

Technical and economic analysis of offshore wind advancement in the UK

Simantini Mitra-Behura

Towards sustainable and equitable textile manufacture: Evaluation frameworks for poverty-alleviation interventions

Matthew Munro

Cement decarbonisation in Aotearoa (New Zealand) – A critical review of the option space

Ugonma Lewechi Nkata

Waste management as a tool for improving livelihoods in developing countries: A review of the Informal Waste Management Sector in Abuja, Nigeria

Jabulani Nyathi

Towards a blueprint for South Africa’s Just Transition

Felix Prettejohn

Sustainable decarbonisation of the London Transport System

Robert Print

Combat Air and greenhouse gas emissions reductions: Priorities for action towards 2050

Ignacio Esteban Rabsiun Aramburu

Adaptation and flexibility in infrastructure for development: Water, wastewater and electricity in Argentina

Saranya Sasindran

Development of a Blue-Green Infrastructure opportunity mapping tool for Kerala (India)

Ravi Singh

Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution aggravate climate change and hinder achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? If so, how do we prevent this?

Mabel Smith

Sustainable resource management and the water-energy-land food nexus: A case study of Spain

Santiago Sottil

Developing an airport climate change resilience framework and platform

Cailey Talbot

Misinformation as a critical barrier to sustainable development

Sai Pavan Abhishek Vinakollu

Modelling plastic packaging flow in the UK: Current practices and future opportunities for local authorities

Han Xu

Building recycling: A comparison of material recovery and building repurposing


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.