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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Dissertation abstract submitted by a member of the 2021-22 ESD MPhil cohort

Read more at: Ansley Zora

Ansley Zora

Nutrient recovery from cities’ wastewater to meet American agricultural fertilizer demand: Feasibility study and comparative analysis

Read more at: Colin Taylor Whitfield

Colin Taylor Whitfield

System impacts of nature-based solutions on the Water, Energy, Land nexus on the Pinios River Basin, Greece

Read more at: Siva Nagappan Visvesvaran

Siva Nagappan Visvesvaran

Exploring domestic individual consumer response to financial gain and loss scenario under demand response programs

Read more at: Cristóbal Vinagre Zuñiga

Cristóbal Vinagre Zuñiga

Approaching Chile’s circular economy transition

Read more at: Konstantina Vidou

Konstantina Vidou

Disaster Risk Management and urban planning practices: The case of Greece

Read more at: Avinaash Veeramah

Avinaash Veeramah

Adaption planning for water security in Mauritius

Read more at: Andrew John Sweeney

Andrew John Sweeney

Assessing the vulnerability of Net Zero aviation strategies, to inform military decarbonisation pathways

Read more at: Heerali Singh

Heerali Singh

Potential for a circular built environment: Evaluating and enabling informed raw-material circularity in the UK construction sector

Read more at: AbdulHameed Olayanju Raji

AbdulHameed Olayanju Raji

Towards Net-Zero in 2060: Pathway for the energy sector in Nigeria

Read more at: Karishma Raimalani

Karishma Raimalani

Smart grid technologies for an equitable and sustainable clean energy transition: Case of Indian power system


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.