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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Read more at: Andy Pfeil

Andy Pfeil

Identifying drivers and leverage points for sustainable development in the power tools industry – a case study of Bosch Lawn & Garden Ltd.

Read more at: Christopher Molteno

Christopher Molteno

Evaluating electricity demand side management opportunities in South Africa

Read more at: Donato Melchiorre

Donato Melchiorre

Feasibility of using electric vehicles as domestic storage systems

Read more at: Jorge Mayer Romero

Jorge Mayer Romero

Accurate short-term prediction of wind farm power output using data from SCADA: Opportunities in improving grid integration with the application of big data analytics and machine learning

Read more at: Gaomin Liu

Gaomin Liu

New business models for energy trading through peer-to-peer energy and flexibility markets in the UK

Read more at: Eleni Liapopoulou

Eleni Liapopoulou

The effect of urban geometry on microclimate

Read more at: Xinxiao Li

Xinxiao Li

Willingness to pay for renewable electricity in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, China

Read more at: Simon Lang

Simon Lang

Comparing the results of renewable energy auctions: A model-based analysis of recent trends from around the world

Read more at: Jacquelyn Lane

Jacquelyn Lane

Needs and needs provision: Identifying needs and gaps in service provision for urban refugees in Greece

Read more at: Philip Lake

Philip Lake

Environmental hazards and well-being in Bangladesh: Understanding the response to continuous stresses through a systems thinking mindset in order to reduce vulnerability and enhance resilience


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.