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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Read more at: Michael Lau

Michael Lau

Flight in the net-zero era: Assessing limitations on the deployment of sustainable flight in the UK

Read more at: Josiah Judson

Josiah Judson

Overcoming barriers to land stewardship for flood management, biodiversity and carbon sequestration

Read more at: Matthew Hurworth

Matthew Hurworth

Sustainability implications of the Circular Economy: Opportunities for South Africa

Read more at: William Elliott Hunt

William Elliott Hunt

Building the case for rammed earth: Investigating potential applications in Ghana

Read more at: Shahvez Ul Haq

Shahvez Ul Haq

Sustainable mobility: Exploring barriers and opportunities for carsharing in urban California

Read more at: Anushka Chandrawat

Anushka Chandrawat

Municipal solid waste management in India: Development of a better performance ranking system for cities and a review of the effect of current waste management policies on the informal sector


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.