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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Dissertation abstract submitted by a member of the 2022-23 ESD MPhil cohort

Read more at: Lucy Wills

Lucy Wills

Barriers to and levers for the alignment of UK heat decarbonisation policy with national targets: An exploration of domestic retrofit policy, 2008-2022 and beyond

Read more at: Zoë Alison Tissington

Zoë Alison Tissington

Pathways for energy resilience on deployed military operations

Read more at: Swetha Kayal Sundararajan Kanagaraj

Swetha Kayal Sundararajan Kanagaraj

Assessing the scope for a circular economy in the electronics industry

Read more at: Han Mei Saw

Han Mei Saw

Reviewing the impacts of achieving the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) on the water-energy-land nexus in the Lower Danube Basin

Read more at: Emily Ritson

Emily Ritson

Bridging the gap to net-zero: Developing a roadmap to reduce Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions for industry

Read more at: Quah Yan Hsien

Quah Yan Hsien

Resilience of public housing against urban heat intensities: Case study in Singapore

Read more at: Ololade Bolatito Osifala

Ololade Bolatito Osifala

Sustainable pathways to accelerate renewable energy development: The case of Nigeria’s power system

Read more at: Taihei Matsumoto

Taihei Matsumoto

Evaluating the quality of nature-based solutions in Japan to enable sustainable development of its carbon credit market

Read more at: Miguel Mancera de Olloqui

Miguel Mancera de Olloqui

Decarbonizing the chemical sector: How to develop meaningful roadmaps

Read more at: Hitesh Kumar Mahawar

Hitesh Kumar Mahawar

The role of telemedicine in reducing the carbon footprint, providing sustainable healthcare, and improving health access in India

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.