Sustainable Transitions


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

A student who has completed this module:

Learning objectives


  • can describe transition theories based on the latest international research within the area
  • can present the sustainability challenges faced by modern societies and how they are linked to processes which are embedded in existing social structures
  • can recognise, analyse and apply different perspectives within transition research e.g. 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 different strategies to tackle the challenges
  • is able to create and disseminate knowledge about sustainable transitions through a public blog


  • can evaluate and discuss the limitations of sustainable transition theories

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in §17; Structure and Contents of the Programme.



Name of examSustainable Transitions
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Will be specified 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 titleBæredygtig omstilling
Module codeTBSD22203
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