Sustainable Transition


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Passed the courses Sustainability and society (Bæredygtighed og samfund) and Life cycle assessments of product life and systems (Livscyklus baseret miljøvurdering af produkter og systemer) or have similar qualifications

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

A student who has been through the module:

Learning objectives


  • has knowledge about and understands Transition theory based on the latest international research within the area
  • understands the sustainability challenges faced by modern societies and how they are linked to processes which are embedded in existing social structures
  • is able to recognise, analyse and characterise different perspectives within transition research e.g. Systems innovation perspective, Strategic Niche Management perspective, Socio-technical regimes, Multi-Level Perspective, Sustainable governance strategies, Practice oriented transition, Arenas as situated mappings, Transition Management


  • can discuss the sustainability challenges of modern societies
  • can discuss strategies for sustainable transition and  argue for personal opinions on the topic


  • is able to navigate in complex sustainable transition processes

Type of instruction

A combination of lectures, exercises and task assignments.



Name of examSustainable Transition
Type of exam
Written exam
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBæredygtig omstilling
Module codeTBISDK13204
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design