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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Read more at: Dima Yankova

Dima Yankova

Lessons from countries in the Sustainable Development Quadrant: Exploring the role of the Ecological Footprint

Read more at: Kelsey Reichenbach

Kelsey Reichenbach

Engineering Livestock and Meat: using non-determinist systems thinking to example sustainable engineering problem definition

Read more at: Laura Florez-Urazan

Laura Florez-Urazan

The Climatic Disruption Systems thinking to interpret migration and conflict under climatic constraints: the case study of Syria and its applicability to the Colombian context

Read more at: Bongani Dladla

Bongani Dladla

The sustainability of micro-algae cultivation using the novel floating, flexible Photo-BioReactor in coastal cities: a Case study of Durban, South Africa

Read more at: Abdul Rahman Bin Md Din

Abdul Rahman Bin Md Din

The Dynamics of Industrial Symbiosis: An Empirical Study of Industrial Symbiosis in the Malaysian Palm Oil Industry

Read more at: Rachel Arthur

Rachel Arthur

Adaptivity of Urban Infrastructure to Rapid Population Growth in Cambridge

Read more at: Ridong Liu

Ridong Liu

From Electronic Waste in China to Sustainable Product Designs and Innovations

Read more at: (Hoang Ai) Phuong Nguyen

(Hoang Ai) Phuong Nguyen

Sustainability Assessment of Fisheries Governance

Read more at: Chris Adsit

Chris Adsit

Engineering Interventions in Developing Areas

Read more at: Tahawar Hussein Syed

Tahawar Hussein Syed

Critical review and analysis of government of Pakistan’s decision to withdraw support for renewables based power generation.


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.