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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Author Dissertation Title

Niya Abdulkadir

Sustainable value and co-creation in Distributed Manufacturing

Fabián Alfredo Barría Oyarzún

Sustainable development in remote communities through energy solutions: The case of Chilean Patagonia

Björg Bjarnadottir

Absolute Zero: Iceland

David Mpenzi Mukulu Boroto

Investigating the infrastructure enabling environment to strengthen project development

Amy Kendall Brooke

Reducing water scarcity and building resilience in the city of Harare: A systems thinking approach

Samuel Buckstein

Breaking gridlock: Design and implementation of a Multi-Criteria Decision Assessment (MCDA) for sustainable electricity development in Ontario

James Butcher

Exploring the potential uses of straw in the UK energy transition

Archeilia Dwianca

The impact of Indonesia capital city relocation to the resilience of Jakarta

Victoria Matilde Fernandez Sayago

A narrative feedback on the UN Sustainable Development Goals interactions with the Water – Energy – Land Nexus: A case study of the Pinios River Basin, Greece

Ellen Katherine Hartzenberg-Aeroe

The role of agricultural innovations in addressing food insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Julie Whitaker Hornsby

Exploring the potential impact of Energy Benchmarking on Nashville’s path towards sustainable development

Nicholas Jimenez

Overcoming a 50+ year lockin: Sustainable and equitable policy to retrofit the UK housing stock to mitigate climate change

Maggie Jing Leng

Evaluating sufficiency through the lens of human lens theory

Kylee Sonja Mansfield

Balancing rapid recarbonization and the Energy Trilemma in fossil fuel dependent countries using systems mapping

Lee Masuka

An analysis and framework for resource sharing: A look at Harare’s electricity, water, and transport resources

Jacqueline Jepngetich Mebur

An innovation graveyard: A critical review of crowdsourced technological innovations in humanitarian assistance

Francis Alexander Merino

Using Multi-Dimensional Critical Analysis to propose an optimal sustainable microgrid for the Falkland Islands archipelago

Claudia Katherine Nielsen

Exploring the nexus between sand, resilience, and disaster risk in urban regions exposed to natural hazards

Karel Nicholas Nohejl

Forecast of European nuclear energy to 2050 and an analysis of the trade-offs between nuclear energy and viable alternatives

James A.C. O’Brien

A sustainability evaluation of behavioural interventions for users of consumer goods

Đorđe Ogrizović

Developing resilient water management strategies for the city of Belgrade

Biplav Pageni

Exergy analysis of Nepal and the United Kingdom for low-carbon economy

Muhammad Yahya Qadri

Sustainability in denim manufacturing: The case of Modern Mills

Karishma Raimalani

Smart grid technologies for an equitable and sustainable clean energy transition: Case of Indian power system

AbdulHameed Olayanju Raji

Towards Net-Zero in 2060: Pathway for the energy sector in Nigeria

Heerali Singh

Potential for a circular built environment: Evaluating and enabling informed raw-material circularity in the UK construction sector

Andrew John Sweeney

Assessing the vulnerability of Net Zero aviation strategies, to inform military decarbonisation pathways

Avinaash Veeramah

Adaption planning for water security in Mauritius

Konstantina Vidou

Disaster Risk Management and urban planning practices: The case of Greece

Cristóbal Vinagre Zuñiga

Approaching Chile’s circular economy transition

Siva Nagappan Visvesvaran

Exploring domestic individual consumer response to financial gain and loss scenario under demand response programs

Colin Taylor Whitfield

System impacts of nature-based solutions on the Water, Energy, Land nexus on the Pinios River Basin, Greece

Ansley Zora

Nutrient recovery from cities’ wastewater to meet American agricultural fertilizer demand: Feasibility study and comparative analysis


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.