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.  

 Free Video Presentations

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? This famous presentation by Professor Krumdieck answers these questions in a surprising way. 

  You have perfect foresight - can you save the Titanic

Confronting the Status Quo and understanding EROI

  Introducing Transition Engineering - A Webinar hosted by Engineers New Zealand


Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future, Susan Krumdieck, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, (2019)Purchase Here and use the discount code FLR40 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


On-line Course

On-line Course

Details  Now Enrolling
An ONLINE Self-Paced Short Course. 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. You can complete the course in your own time, but be connected with fellow students from around the world. 
  • 6 Modules and a InTIME Project
  • 21 Lectures, podcasts and group on-line discussions
  • Completion provides eligibility for GATE full membership
Link  https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/epecentre/... Document  Transition-ONLINE-Short-C...

CPD Course


InTIME - Transition Engineering Training

GATE offers training for professional practitioners in Transition Engineering, whether they are engineers or peer professionals, to ensure that they have the expertise and practice to implement Transition Engineering in their work. 

We can offer 1, 2 and 5 day CPD courses on "Introduction to Transition Engineering" and INTIME; Integrated Transition Innovation Management and Engineering

We offer face to face in-house and public courses. In-house courses can be arranged to suit your organisation. Public courses are run to suit demand. We are working on an online version of the course; please contact us by email if you are interested in the online version. 

The course fee includes the reading materials, access to the video lectures, assessment by the course instructor, and publication of one GATE Knowledge Base paper open access to all members. This course has been delivered 4 times via lectures and exercises.

Instructor:  Daniel Kenning   CEng CEnv FIMechE MGATE MEI PIEMA

Contact: training@transitionengineering.org 

Price  £15000.003-Stage Group Programme