Teaching, Learning and Training

The fundamental principles of Transition Engineering are straight-forward, once you have mastered the ability to flip your perspective. Reading the texts and literature is essential. It is also helpful to watch the videos. GATE is being organised to provide the most important thing for teaching and learning: Doing. The extreme creativity required for dealing with wicked problems of unsustainability is best learned through participation in a project. This can be done by enrolling in a class, pursuing a Masters or PhD, or working with a Transition Engineering project in your company or organisation. The number of experienced Transition Engineers is small, but growing fast.  


GATE webinars challenge professionals (engineers, ecologists, social scientists, economists and others) to change their professional behaviour, as well as seeking to change "consumer" behaviour. How you do your work is a behaviour of course, and Transition Engineering is how to do your work to lead to a sustainable future. 

Taking action on climate change is about consumer choices, or political leadership or corporate behaviour, isn't it? Reducing the future risks of catastrophic effects of global warming is the responsibility of international leaders and activist groups, isn't it? Aren't engineers just supposed to do what the market and their employers want? These presentations by Professor Krumdieck answers these questions in a surprising way. 


Sustainable Schools Podcast Episode 16   What are you doing to Transition Engineer your Economy?

Behaviour Change and Sustainability  What is the Role of Behaviour in Transition?

U.S Energy Video Podcast    What is Transition Engineering for Oil & Gas?

Engineers New Zealand Webinar   Transition to Net Zero in 10 Years?

Engineers Ireland Webinar       Revolution in 4 Parts

Invited Presentation France    Can you save the Titanic? Shift project example in Grenoble France

Presentation to Business Leaders  Confronting the Status Quo and understanding EROI 

Engineering New Zealand Webinar   Introducing Transition Engineering  

HappenFilms Video Podcast      Rethinking the Role of Renewable Energy in the Climate Emergency

 Bookshelf for Reference Books and Textbooks

Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future, Susan Krumdieck, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, (2019)Purchase Here and use the discount code CDC21 to receive a 20% discount. The book is available as hard cover, soft cover and kindle e-book. There are also numerous example problems available from this website for free. 

 Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems, 2nd Edition, Editors Frank Kreith and Susan Krumdieck, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, 2013

Purchase   e-book now available $68 USD.  

 Transition Engineering, in Energy Solutions to Combat Global Warming, Editors X-R Zhang and I. Dincer, Springer, 2016

Purchase  e-book now available EUR 24.95

  Guide to Energy Management, Includes the Transition Engineering Method applied to integrated building design. IET Standards  2017

Purchase  £65.00

 The Economic Superorganism, Competing Narratives on Energy, Growth and Policy, Carey King, Springer 2021 

Purchase EUR 24.99


On-line Course for Engineers

On-line Course for Engineers

Details  The first on-line Microcredential in Transition Engineering!
Enrolments now open at Canterbury University for a 20 point Micro-Credential 
The course teaches the Transition Engineering concepts, tools and the methodology with focus on energy transition.
After completing this on-line course and carrying out a project, you will be in a position to submit your application as a full GATE Member.
Link  https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/onli...