Professional Development

Professional development courses for professionals are vital to expand skills and knowledge and to advance your career. You will find below more information about the courses the EPECentre propose in partnership with other organisations.

Transition Engineering – Building a sustainable future

Online courses - InTIME©: Interdisciplinary Transition Innovation, Management & Engineering

Learn to move your perspective, get un-stuck from the Business-As-Usual, and discover the real value creation in carbon downshift.

Global warming, resource constraints, pollution, environmental destruction, and now the COVID-19 pandemic means a rapidly changing understanding of the role of engineers. This course will prepare you to contribute to the transition of all current systems and operations. There has never been a greater need for engineering to respond to the challenges of mitigation and adaptation. 

One business leader explained why they supported their team to take the course:

“We need help with the complex problems of transition to zero carbon while managing all of the pressing demands of our core business and rapidly changing business and social context.”

In times of uncertainty and disruption, policymakers, business managers and communities will need Transition Engineers in all fields to help with the massive transformational changes required. 

Following a successful CPD course as a trial in 2020, the 2021 courses will be delivered online as micro-credential courses:

20pt course - Energy InTIME© (Interdisciplinary Transition Innovation, Management and Engineering) for engineers (or people who have worked in an engineering context), with a similar content/modules as the 2020 CPD Course (flyer available on this page)

5pt course - Achieve NetZero applying InTIME© (Interdisciplinary Transition Innovation, Management & Engineering) - which is an introduction to the methodology and open to all.

Format: Online courses - Self-paced (5pt) and Partially self-paced (20pt)

Course Designer & Presenter: Professor Susan Krumdieck

Duration: 4 weeks, 10/15h a week (5pt)  - April-Nov, 20/25h a month or Aug-Nov, 40h a month (20pt). 

Qualification: Microcredential points and/or CPD credits for Engineering NZ or similar organisations.

Fees: Fees will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Companion Text: Transition Engineering, Building a Sustainable Future, CRC Press, 2019. NZD 50 - Shipping is included to any New Zealand address. Option available to pick-up at University of Canterbury. 

For requests from overseas or for an electronic version, please buy the book through another website. 

For more information about the book, check the CRC Press website.

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Course partners

This online course is delivered in partnership with: