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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Read more at: Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams

Identification Methods for Aid Distribution Following Natural Disaster Events

Read more at: Carlos Younes

Carlos Younes

Sustainability in a Temporary Situation: A Case Study of Water Service Delivery to Syrian Refugees in Akkar, North Lebanon.

Read more at: Thomas Niven

Thomas Niven

Evaluating the Sustainability of Small Town Reliance on Runoff Water Sources: A Case Study in Northern India.

Read more at: Mauricia Nambatya

Mauricia Nambatya

Investigating the Rationale for Material Selection in Tropical Housing Projects in Uganda: A Case for Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks (ISSB) Technology.

Read more at: Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton

Understanding the effects of GDP growth on the six largest sub-Saharan African countries and the implications to CO2 emissions in the region.

Read more at: Olanrewaju Durosinmi-Etti

Olanrewaju Durosinmi-Etti

Exploring Qualitative & Quantitative Approaches to Reducing Infrastrucure Investment Risk in Africa

Read more at: Francisco Cabadas Rodriguez

Francisco Cabadas Rodriguez

Exploring Business Models in New Markets for Decentralized Solar Photovoltaic Energy in Emerging Countries: Drawing Business Model Trajectories for Solar Decentralized Infrastructure in Emerging Markets

Read more at: David Bowly

David Bowly

Pay As You Go Solar Home Systems in developing countries: Using Data Mining to Improve Financial Sustainablity

Read more at: Nafisa Bhikhoo

Nafisa Bhikhoo

Energy Efficiency in Low Income Tropical Housing: A Study into Improving Thermal Comfort in Low Income Housing Designs in Thailand through the Effective Incorporation of Passive Design Strategies

Read more at: Taskeen Adam

Taskeen Adam

Educational Technologies in Rwanda: Visions for the Sustainable Implementation of the One Laptop per Child Project


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.