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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions
Read more at: Gina Littlefair

Gina Littlefair

Measuring the Impact of Temporary Buildings on People and Planet

Read more at: Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

An investigation of Social Risk during the construction of large infrastructure in developing economies.

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: Lloyd Chua

Lloyd Chua

Sustainability as a Defence Capability: Assessing Sustainable Development and Climate Change Strategies for Singapore.

Read more at: Ashley Brooks

Ashley Brooks

Rethinking Urban Transport for Inner-City Travel in Cambridge

Read more at: Priyamvadha Suresh

Priyamvadha Suresh

A comparative analysis of various sustainability assessment indicators used by consulting engineers for large scale infrastructure projects.

Read more at: Pasita Leesakul

Pasita Leesakul

The Viability of Turning Waste Plastic Bags into Diesel in Bangkok

Read more at: Andriana Kontou

Andriana Kontou

Electric buses: lessons to be learnt from the Milton Keynes demonstration project

Read more at: Nils Goldbeck

Nils Goldbeck

Digital Strategies for Stakeholder Engagement on Large Linear Infrastructure Projects

Read more at: Angeliki Gkogka

Angeliki Gkogka

The reduction of inner city congestion and pollution problems using Low Speed Autonomous Transport Systems: a study for the City of London.


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.