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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Aloui F, Dincer I  (eds)  ( 2018) Exergy for A Better Environment and Improved Sustainability 1: Fundamentals (Green Energy and Technology)  Springer 



ISBN-10: 3319625713

Benetto E., Gericke K., Guiton M. (eds) Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies: From Science to Innovation  Springer

ISBN-10: 331966980X


Li W., Wang S., (eds) (2018)  Sustainable Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Management: Process Planning, Optimization and Applications Springer

ISBN-10: 3319734873


Vezzoli C. (2018) Design for Environmental Sustainability: Life Cycle Design of Products  2nd Edition  Springer

ISBN-10: 1447173635


Wang S.J., Moriarty P. (2018) Big Data for Urban Sustainability: A Human-Centered Perspective Springer

ISBN-10: 3319736086


Rao C.S.P , Amba Prasad Rao G., Selvaraj N., Bose P.S.C., Chandramoghan V.P ( 2018) Mechanical Engineering for Sustainable Development: State of the Art Research   Routledge Taylor and Francis Group

ISBN 9781771886819


Wilson C (2018) Designing the Purposeful World: The Sustainable Development Goals as a Blueprint for Humanity   Routledge

ISBN-10: 0815381328


Dixon T. Connaughton J., Green S (eds)  (2018) Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050: A Foresight Approach to Construction and Development  Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN-10: 1119063817


Cohen S. (2017) The Sustainable City.   Columbia University Press  Published December 2017


ISBN-10: 023118204X


Brandon P., Lombardi P (eds)  (2017) Future Challenges in Evaluating and Managing Sustainable Development in the Built Environment  Wiley-Blackwell


ISBN-10: 1119190711


Braham A (2017) Fundamentals of Sustainability in Civil Engineering  CRC Press

ISBN-10: 1498775128


Simakumar Babu G.L, Saride S (eds) (2016) Sustainability Issues in Civil Engineering (Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering)    Springer


ISBN-10: 9811019282


Sikdar S.K., Sengupota D. (2016) Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability: A Treatise for Engineers Springer


ISBN-10: 3319427172


Bilash Kanti Bala, Fatimah Mophamed Arshad, Kusaire Mohd Noh (2016) System Dynamics: Modelling and Simulation (Springer Texts in Business and Economics) Springer


ISBN-10: 9811020434


Hoornweg D (2016)  Cities and Sustainability: A new approach (Routledge Studies in Sustainability


ISBN-10: 1138678368


Golinska-Dawosn P., Kolinski A (2016) Efficiency in Sustainable Supply Chain (EcoProduction)  Springer


ISBN-10: 3319464507


Goodhew S.  (2016) Sustainable Construction Processes: A Resource Text Wiley-Blackwell


ISBN-10: 140518759X


Ainger C., Fenner R.A (eds) (2016) Sustainable Water (Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure Series)  ICE Publishing


ISBN  978 0 7277 5773 9



Kamarun D,    Tajuddin R.M. ,   Abdullah B (2016)  Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment  Asppel Academic Press

ISBN 9781771885218


Moore S.K. (2016): Pragmatic Sustainability: Dispositions for critical adaptation 2nd Edition


ISBN 9781138123922


Routledge Dodds F, Bartram J. (2016) The Water, Food, Energy and Climate Nexus: Challenges and an agenda for action (Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management) Routledge


ISBN-10: 1138190942


Dastrbaz M. Starnge I. Selkowitz S. (eds) (2016) Building Sustainable Futures: Design and the Built Environment Springer


ISBN-10: 3319193473


Jha N.K (2015) Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability CRC Press

ISBN-13: 978-1466505261


Yates J.K., Castro-Lacouture D (2015) Sustainability in Engineering Design and                              Construction CRC Press

ISBN-13: 978-1498733915


Mathews P (2015)  Introducing Renewable Energy Greenstream Publishing  

ISBN-13: 978-1907670503


Green E., Hope T., Yates A., (2015) Sustainable Buildings (Delivering Sustainable          Infrastructure Series)  ICE

ISBN-13: 978-0727758064


Hersh M (ed) (2015) Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability  Springer

ISBN-13: 978-1447166177


Ashby M.F et al (2015) Materials and Sustainable Development Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN 978-0-08-100176-9


Hilty L.M, Aebischer B., (2015) L.M, ICT Innovations for Sustainability (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing) Springer


ISBN 10: 3319092278  


Roberston M (201)  Sustainability  Principles  and Practice Routledge

ISBN-10: 0415840171


Probst G Bassi A (2014) Tackling Complexity A systemic approach for decision makers Greenleaf Publishing


ISBN 978-1-78353-081-6


Taback H (2014) Environmental Ethics and Sustainability: A Casebook for Environmental Professionals  Springer 



Salomone R., Saija G., (2014) Pathways to Environmental Sustainability: Methodologies and Experiences  Springer   

ISBN-13: 978-3319038254


Northrop R.B., Connor A.N. (2013) Ecological Sustainability: Understanding Complex Issues CRC Press 


ISBN-10: 1466565128


Kraas F., Aggarwal S., Coy M., Mertins G. (2013) Megacities: Our Global Urban Future (International Year of Planet Earth)  Springer


ISBN-13: 978-9048134168


Morgese P. (HANDBOOK FOR SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS Global sustainability and project management Create Space Independent Publishing Platform


ISBN-13: 978-1499397406


Leal Filho W, Mannke F, Mohee R and Schulte V. (eds)  (2013) Climate-Smart Technologies: Integrating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Mitigation and Adaptation Responses Springer                                                          

ISBN-10: 3642377521


Pollalis S.N., Georgoulias A.,  Ramos S.J.,Schodek D (Eds) (2013)  Infrastructure Sustainability and Design  Routledge




Yao R. (2013) Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments  Springer


 ISBN-10: 1447147804


Kauffman J., Lee K.M. eds (2013) Handbook of Sustainable Engineering Springer


ISBN-10: 1402089406


Stansinoupolos P., Smith M.H. , Hargroves K and Desha C., (2013)  Whole System Design: An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Engineering Routledge  




Criscimagna N.H. (2012) Engineering for Sustainability Taylor and Francis




Halliday S. (2012) Sustainable Construction  Routledge



ASIN: B009E1N760



Galea C. Fisher M., (2012) Change and Sustainability Greenleaf Publishing        


ISBN 978-1-78353-119-6                     



Jawahir I.S., Sikdar S.K. and Huang Y. (2013) Treatise on Sustainability Science and Engineering Springer              




Brennan D. ( 2012) Sustainable Process Engineering: Concepts, Strategies, Evaluation and Implementation Pan Stanford Publishing                           


ISBN-10: 9814316784


Cortese A.D. and Henderson H.  (2012) Becoming a Green Building Professional: A Guide to Careers in Sustainable Architecture, Design, Engineering, Development and Operations  John Wiley and Sons                                                       


ISBN-10: 0470951435


Grant C. (2012) Ecosystem Services Come to Town : Greening cities by working with nature Wiley-Blackwell                                                                            


ISBN 978-`4051-9506-5


ASCE/AIChE(2012) Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources John Wiley and Sons                                                                


ISBN 978-1-118-17585-9


Brenan D., (2012) Sustainable Process Engineering: Concepts, Strategies, Evaluation and Implementation Pan Stanford Publishing                            


ISBN-10: 9814316784


Maser C., (2012) Decision-Making for a Sustainable Environment: A Systemic Approach (Social Environmental Sustainability)   CRC Press                         


ISBN-10: 1466552166


Jonker G.,Harmsen J. (2012) Engineering for Sustainability: A Practical Guide for Sustainable Design  Elsevier;                                                                     



Rogers P.P., Jalal K.F., Boyd J.A. (2012) An Introduction to Sustainable Development Routledge



Munasinghe M. ( 2012) Sustainable Development in Practice: Sustainomics Methodology and Applications Cambridge University Press                                           



Van Buren E., van Boehmen H., Itard L., Visscher H., (2012)  Sustainable Urban Environments: An Ecosystem Approach  Springer                                                       

ISBN-10: 9400712936


Allen D, Shonnard D. (2011)  Sustainable Engineering: Concepts, Design and Case Studies Prentice Hall             



ISBN 10: 0132756544

Bond A. Morrsion-Saunders A., Howitt R., (2011) Sustainability assessment:  pluralism, practice and progress. Routledge                                                   

ISBN 978-0-415-59849-1

Komiyama H, Takeuchi K., Shiroyama H. (2010) Sustainability science: a multidisciplinary approach United Nations University         

ISBN-10: 9280811800


Yigitcanlar T (2010) Rethinking Sustainable Development: Urban Management, Engineering, and Design    Information Science Reference                            


 ISBN-10: 161692022X


Gopalakrishan K (2010) Sustainable and Resilient Critical Infrastructure Systems: Simulation, Modeling, and Intelligent Engineering Springer                        


ISBN-10: 3642114040


Jackson T (2009) Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a finite planet  Earthscan Ltd   


ISBN-10: 1844078949

Wayne Visser on behalf of the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (2009) Landmarks for Sustainability: Events and Initiatives That Have Changed Our World  Greenleaf Publishing                                                                                             

ISBN 978-1-906093-17-4


Barry Dalal-Clayton and Barry Sadler (2009) Sustainability Appraisal A Sourcebook and Reference Guide to International Experience  Earthscan                        


ISBN –9781844073573


Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain, and Shaun H. Lee(2009) Sustainability in Energy and Buildings                                                                                     


ISBN-10: 3642034535


Graedel T., Allenby B.R.,(2009) Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering Prentice Hall


ISBN-10: 0136008062


Moriarty G (2008) The Engineering Project, Its Nature, Ethics and Promise  The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, Pennsylvania              


ISBN 978-0-271-03254-2

Bell S., Morse S. (2008) Sustainability Indicators: Measuring the Immeasurable?   Earthscan                                                                                                         

ISBN 9781844072996


Yogendra Shastri (2008) Sustainable System Management - Achieving Sustainability with a Systems Theory Approach  VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG                    


ISBN-10: 363904715X


Daniel A Vallero and Chris Brasier (2008) Sustainable Design: The Science of Sustainability and Green Engineering  John Wiley and Sons                           

ISBN-10: 0470130628


Walter Sobkiw (2008) Sustainable Development Possible with Creative Systems Engineering       Cassbeth                                                                          


 ISBN-10: 0615216307


Islam M. (ed.), (2008) Perspectives on Sustainable Technology  Nova Science  


ISBN-10: 160456069X


Frey H., Yaneske P., (2007) Visions of sustainability: cities and regions Taylor and Francis London and New York                                                  


ISBN-10: 0-415-42648-0


Charles Kibert (2007) Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery 2nd Edition John Wiley and Sons Ltd                                                    




Dunphy D, Griggiths A. (2007) Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability 2nd edition.: A guide for leaders and change agents of the future (Understanding Organizational Change) TF-ROUTL;                                                                 


 ISBN: 0415393299


Satoshi Kojima (2007) Sustainable Development in Water-stressed Developing Countries: A Quantitative Policy Analysis  Edward Elgar Pub                   


ISBN: 1847200621


Tomas Hak, Bedrich Molda, Arthur Lyon Dahal (2007) Sustainability Indicators: A Scientific Assessment (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment) Island Press                                                                                    


ISBN: 159726130

Lawrence W Speck (2007) Technology, Sustainability, And Cultural Identity  Edizioni Press

ISBN: 193153635X



Robert Sroufe, Joseph Sarkis (eds) (2007) Strategic Sustainability: The State of the Art in Corporate Environmental Management Systems Greenleaf Publishing


ISBN: 1874719616


Joseph Murphy (ed) (2007) Governing Technology for Sustainability  Earthscan Publications Ltd. 


ISBN: 1844073459


Gunther Seliger (ed) (2007) Sustainability in Manufacturing: Recovery of Resources in Product and Material Cycles  Springer Publishers                


ISBN 3540498702


Myer Kutz (2007) Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design  John Wiley              


ISBN 0471726362


John Reader (2006) Globalization, Engineering, and Creativity (Synthesis Lectures on Engineer, Technology and Society) Morgan and Claypool Publishers


ISBN: 1598291521


Lovelock J. (2006) The Revenge of Gaia  Allen Lane 


ISBN: 0713999144


Zetter R., (2006) Designing Sustainable Cities in the Developing World  Ashgate     


ISBN: 0754643557


Abraham M.A.A. (2005) Sustainability Science and Engineering: Defining Principles Elsevier Science


ISBN-10: 044451712X


Baker S. (2005) Sustainable Development  Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd                                                                                           


ISBN: 041528211X

Gibson R.B. (2005) Sustainability Assessment  Earthscan Publications Ltd   


ISBN: 1844070514

Hersch M., Hamburg I., (2005) Mathematical Models for Sustainable Development (Environmental Engineering Series) Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg

ISBN: 3540242163


Brandon P., Sidwell A.C., Yang J. (2005) Smart and Sustainable Built Environments Blackwell Publishing Ltd                                                             


ISBN: 1405124229


Vanegas J (2004) Sustainable  Engineering Practice ASCE                       


ISBN: 0784407509


Cook D (2004) The Natural Step: A Framework for Sustainability (Schumacher Briefings)   Green Book  


ISBN: 19039984


Bhamra T., Hon B., (2004) Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development Professional Engineering Publishing    


ISBN: 1860584705


Hermann Scheer (2004) The Solar Economy: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future.  Earthscan                                                             


ISBN 1844070751

Rikki Therivel (2004)  Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action  Earthscan

ISBN: 1844070417


Subhas K.Sikdar (ed), Peter Glavic(ed), Ravi Jain (Ed) (2004) Technological choices for sustainability  Springer-Verlag, Berlin and Heidleberg GMbH & Co.      


ISBN: 3540211314


Simon Bell, Stephen Morse (2003) Measuring Sustainability: Learning by Doing,  Earthscan Publications  (May 2003)             


ISBN: 1853838438


Julian Agyeman (Editor), Robert D. Bullard (Editor), Bob Evans (Editor) (2003) Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World  MIT Press  (March 2003)


ISBN: 0262511312


Jack M. Hollander  (2003) The Real Environmental Crisis: Why Poverty, Not Affluence, Is the Environment's Number One Enemy University of California Press (March 2003)


ISBN: 0520237889


Martin Sexton, P.S. Barrett (2003) Sustainable Development in the Built Environment Blackwell Science Ltd (March 2003)


ISBN: 1405100214


Randall Thomas (Editor), Linda L. Layne (2003) Sustainable Urban Design: An Environmental Approach Routledge / EF & FN Spon (February 2003)         


ISBN: 0415281229


Birkeland J, (2002) Design for Sustainability A Sourcebook Of Integrated Ecological Solutions Earthscan Publishers            


ISBN 1853838977


William McDonough  , Michael Braungart  (2002) Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things North Point Press (April 2002)


ISBN: 0865475873


Mark Wawhinney (2002) Sustainable Development: Understanding the Green Debates Blackwell Science (USA)


ISBN: 0632064595


Weaver P., Jansen L., van Grootveld G., van Spiegel E., Vergrgat P., (2000) Sustainable Technology Development Greenleaf Publishing 2000


 ISBN 1874719098

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.