The eleventh Sustainable Development Goal is to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

2021 progress report

Our aim is to provide a sustainable environment in which to live and work, both at the University campuses and other areas affected or influenced by our activities.

See our policies and plans for a sustainable community.

Cranfield's major refurbishments and new buildings are constructed with Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)'s standards in mind.

Our 'Masterplan' is available for staff to view on our intranet. It sets out the framework for any long-term investment in infrastructure.

Examples of new facilities opened in 2021 and built with BREEAM's standards in mind include DARTeC, a new facility to help drive forward innovations in digital airspace and airport infrastructure that will help the UK reach its target of net zero carbon emissions and support industry to bounce back from Covid-19; a new agri-informatics facility that will play a vital role in bringing forward digital innovations in agriculture; a leading national water science facility, the Water Science Building, funded by government through UKCRIC (the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities) and Cranfield University; and a new forensic science ‘centre of excellence’ provides facilities in crime scene investigation, digital forensic investigation and forensic materials analysis, amongst others.

Courses/modules relating to the goal

Advanced Air Mobility Systems MSc
Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc
Advanced Digital Energy Systems MSc
Advanced Heat Engineering MSc
Advanced Lightweight and Composite Structures MSc
Advanced Materials MSc
Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc
Advanced Motorsport Engineering MSc
Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics MSc
Advanced Water Management MSc
Aerospace Dynamics with options in Aerodynamics and Flight Dynamics MSc
Aerospace Manufacturing MSc
Aerospace Materials MSc
Aerospace Vehicle Design MSc
Air Transport Management Executive MSc
Air Transport Management MSc
Aircraft Engineering MSc (Engineering and Manufacturing streams)
Airport Planning and Management MSc
Airworthiness MSc
Archaeomaterials MSc
Automotive Engineering MSc
Automotive Mechatronics MSc
Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics and Control MSc
Aviation Digial Technology Management MSc
Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering MSc
Computational Fluid Dynamics MSc
Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Engineering MSc
Counterterrorism MSc
Counterterrorism Risk Management and Resilience MSc
Cyber-Secure Manufacturing
Design Thinking MDes
Digital Forensics MSc
Environmental Engineering MSc
Environmental Management for Business MSc
Executive Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
Executive MBA 
Explosives Ordnance Engineering MSc
Forensic Investigation MSc
Geographical Information Management MSc
Global Environmental Change MSc
Investigation of Heritage Crime MSc
Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
Management and Corporate Sustainability MSc
Management and Leadership MSc
Management MSc
Procurement and Supply Chain Management MSc
Renewable Energy MSc
Sustainability MSc
Thermal Power and Propulsion MSc
Through-life System Sustainment MSc
Water and Sanitation for Development MSc
Water and Wastewater Engineering MSc