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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Author Dissertation Title

Haseef Ahmed

Incorporating indigenous knowledge systems to improve resilience of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) provision in Pakistan

Muhammad Ahsen

Sustainability assessment of industrial control systems: A study of the lifecycle management and value chain of SCADA and PLC systems to offer a framework for integrating sustainability into industrial control system projects.

John Atakpa

Climate-compatible natural resource utilization for development in low-to-middle-income countries (LMICs)

Deidre Boodoosingh

Trinidad and Tobago beyond fossil fuels: A just transition

Tsz Chung Chan

The role of corporate strategy in the decarbonisation of the Hong Kong real estate sector

Samantha Chinyoka

Gender mainstreaming in renewable energy deployment in developing countries: A case study of southern Africa

Ishwar Gurung

The impact of meeting the sustainable development goals on the water-land-energy nexus in the Isonzo/Soča River Basin

Ahmad Helmi

Leadership for the responsible design of digital innovation projects in the urban built environment focusing on sustainable development

Caroline Hope

Interventions to balance Aotearoa New Zealand’s agricultural system’s contribution to food security with environmental protection: A systems thinking approach with planetary accounting methods

Jenna Isacowitz

Critical raw minerals for Australia’s ‘just’ energy transition

Akanksha Jain

Sustainable selection of the clean hydrogen production route

Luke Jenkinson

Natural capital impact analysis of the UK low-carbon and renewable energy transition

Marina Kawai

The role of public private partnerships in driving sustainable space transportation projects

Zeba Khalid

Gender egalitarianism and infrastructure: Gender bias in infrastructure influencing national development outcomes

Simon Krone

Energy access and poverty alleviation through self-improvement in rural South Africa

Hitesh Kumar Mahawar

The role of telemedicine in reducing the carbon footprint, providing sustainable healthcare, and improving health access in India

Miguel Mancera de Olloqui

Decarbonizing the chemical sector: How to develop meaningful roadmaps

Taihei Matsumoto

Evaluating the quality of nature-based solutions in Japan to enable sustainable development of its carbon credit market

Ololade Bolatito Osifala

Sustainable pathways to accelerate renewable energy development: The case of Nigeria’s power system

Quah Yan Hsien

Resilience of public housing against urban heat intensities: Case study in Singapore

Emily Ritson

Bridging the gap to net-zero: Developing a roadmap to reduce Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions for industry

Han Mei Saw

Reviewing the impacts of achieving the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) on the water-energy-land nexus in the Lower Danube Basin

Swetha Kayal Sundararajan Kanagaraj

Assessing the scope for a circular economy in the electronics industry

Zoë Alison Tissington

Pathways for energy resilience on deployed military operations

Lucy Wills

Barriers to and levers for the alignment of UK heat decarbonisation policy with national targets: An exploration of domestic retrofit policy, 2008-2022 and beyond

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.