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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Read more at: R Blackie

R Blackie

Public Transportation (large infrastructure focus) for Vancouver, BC: as a key factor in achieving climate change targets.

Read more at: H Azeem

H Azeem

Sustainability Implications of Piping System Design

Read more at: Andrew K. Hill

Andrew K. Hill

Moving Beyond Traditional Military Roles: Can the Afghanistan National Army be a Key Player in Development and Reconstruction?

Read more at: Xiaowen Zeng

Xiaowen Zeng

Renewable Energy in China. Can the Country Live on its Own Renewable Sources?

Read more at: Jun Xing

Jun Xing

The Technical Feasibility Analysis of the Application of Wi-Fi in Rural China

Read more at: Hongxing Xie

Hongxing Xie

Building Sustainable Supply Chains: A Tool to Improve the Effectiveness and Efficiency of China's Environmental Policies

Read more at: Hang Kit Wong

Hang Kit Wong

Barriers to scaling up refurbishment to deliver low carbon solutions in existing UK homes

Read more at: Jenny VanCalcar

Jenny VanCalcar

Improving Water and Sanitation Services through Enhanced Data Management Tools

Read more at: Katerina Tsangari

Katerina Tsangari

Application of the Simplified Climate Change Impact Assessment Tool (SCIAT) to Kouris Dam (Cyprus)

Read more at: Foaad Tahir

Foaad Tahir

Design of a Wind Turbine with Energy Storage for Domestic Use


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.