Learning Style:
Online module
CPD hours:
5.5 hours
  • $400.00 incl. GST

Engineers need to be climate action leaders and develop innovative responses to climate change, but many feel they don’t have the necessary skills and knowledge to do so. Te Ao Rangahau has collaborated with leading engineers, scientists and a Te Ao Māori expert to develop this self-led online module specifically curated for engineers practicing in Aotearoa.

The Engineering New Zealand member price for this module is $350.00. This will reflect upon progressing to checkout.

The module will introduce some of the key elements of climate change, discuss the challenges and provide ideas for use in engineering projects.

You’ll be introduced to the Circular Design Framework to guide you on integrating the three circular economy principles in the delivery of projects: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value) and regenerate natural systems.

You’ll also receive recommendations on how best to work and collaborate proactively with Māori to better inform decision-making on sustainable practices. Plus, you’ll learn how to minimise the impact of your work on our climate by adopting sustainable practices, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and engaging in sustainable design and building for resiliency.

Engineering New Zealand Te Ao Rangahau is committed to leading the profession to take action on addressing climate change through mitigation, transition and adaptation. We do this by keeping engineers informed of the potential impact the changing climate has on engineering and providing the tools to address it.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • recognise the impact engineering has on climate change
  • recognise how climate and the circular economy are linked to engineering design 
  • consider what a commitment to changing ways of work in the face of climate change will mean for you in your role
  • use the Circular Design Framework to mitigate or manage climate change in your design work for the full life of your designs — and after
  • recognise the impacts of climate change on Māori and how to work and collaborate proactively with Māori to better inform decision-making in your design work.

Intended audience

This course is aimed at any engineer who is interested in learning more about what they can do in their own role to combat the effects of the climate. It is relevant for all engineers, surveyors, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, contractors and project managers, in private or public practice.


This is a self-directed learning module that learners work through at their own pace. Content is presented through a mix of reading, interactive activities to check your understanding and self-reflection points.

Upon registration, you will have 6 month's access to this module.