Sustainable Transition


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • has knowledge about and understands the fundamental ideas of transition theories 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
  • can develop design strategies to cope with different sustainability challenges using inspiration from transition theories


  • is able to navigate in complex sustainable transition processes creating structuring and deploying design strategies

Type of instruction

A combination of lectures, exercises and a main cumulative task (a blog).



Name of examSustainable Transition
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
The type of exam will be specified further in the semester description.
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 titleBƦredygtig omstilling
Module codeTBISDK17202
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Design)
Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design