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Engineering and Policy Analysis is a fully accredited TU Delft MSc programme for students with a background in a technological field and is taught in the city of The Hague.

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typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
Studying technology and society and their interrelations is typical for the analytical approach central to EPA. The Programme is characterized by its unique blended, case-based approach to teaching and its focus on modelling and simulation. These case studies are provided by ministries, multinationals and NGO's, which are all located next to the EPA location and all contribute to the programme. So EPA equips you with more than just the technical skills you would expect in a standard engineering curriculum. EPA is interactive, international and interdisciplinary. You will be working on technological challenges in a context where political, moral, cultural and socio-economic considerations are crucial to decision-making processes and must be factored into the solutions. The complexity of these problems requires collaboration across the disciplines of natural and social sciences, and across international and cultural boundaries. We call this Comprehensive Engineering.

In the master's programme EPA students will be trained to become policy analysts, policy makers or policy implementers for a range of technology sectors.

Waarom aan de TU Delft?

EPA in The Hague is unique in its quantitative, analytical and modelling approach to policy and strategy.


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opbouwThe first year programme has been designed along two lines; a 'policy and politics' line focusing on analysis, politics, ethics and intercultural relations, and a 'modelling and simulation' line focusing on data analytics and advanced dynamic modelling techniques. These lines are interwoven in its application to practical real-world problems. In the third semester students may choose from a list of specialisations. During the fourth semester the 30 ects thesis research project will be executed.
1e jaar Consequently the first year programme has been designed along two lines; a 'policy and politics' line with courses focusing on analysis, politics, ethics and intercultural relations, and a 'modelling and simulation' line with courses focusing on data analytics and advanced dynamic modelling techniques.
The two lines are interwoven in its application to practical real-world problems.
Cross-cultural Management
5 EC
Principles of Policy Analysis
5 EC
Continuous Systems Modelling
5 EC
Statistical Modelling
5 EC
Economics and Regulation
5 EC
Actor and Strategy Models
5 EC
Economy of Infrastructures
5 EC
Policy Analysis of Multi-actor Systems
5 EC
Discrete Systems Modelling
5 EC
Project Management
5 EC
Decision Making in Networks
5 EC
Technology Development and Impact Assessment
5 EC
2e jaar In the second year students may choose one of the following specialisations:
  • Cyber Security
  • Water Governance
  • Emerging Technology-based Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Infrastructure and Environmental Governance
  • Economics & Finance
  • Supply Chain Management

(Specialisations are subject to change, please visit the website for up to date information)

During the second half of this year the 30 ects thesis research project will be executed.
Elective courses
9 EC
15 EC
Preparation Master Thesis
6 EC
Master Thesis EPA
30 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
25% theorie
25% praktijk
case study, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, integration module, oral presentation, research, research project, project, working group, self study
EPA students are trained to become policy analysts, consultants and decision-makers for policies and projects in complex technological systems.
study abroad
The third semester can be filled in according to the student's own choice. They can study abroad or follow one or more specialization programmes and participate in the 10 ects Societal Challenge Project, during which you work on a project for a real client organization like an NGO or government agency.
exchange programs
  • Harbin Institute of Technology - China
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 30 EC in de eerste 12 maanden
honours-/excellence program Honours programme

Master's students with above-average performance are eligible for a place on the honours programme, aimed at developing talent.

Participation in the programme offers: additional teaching, research and projects related to specific themes, in addition to the regular subjects. The Honours Programme for Master's students offered by TU Delft is also a programme that provides plenty of room for choice in terms of the student's personal development.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 2083
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18750

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2020
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BSc-graad (of equivalent) van een hogere onderwijsinstelling van goede kwaliteit.


inbegrepen in collegegeld

estimated monthly costs

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312kamerhuur in Delftrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1180totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


140 studenten volgen deze opleiding
30% daarvan is vrouw
22 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
23% daarvan is vrouw
23325 studenten aan de Technische Universiteit Delft
27% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


Curius behartigt de belangen van de studenten en draagt bij academische vorming van de student.
Veel TB-ers doen commissiewerk bij Curius en organiseren o.a. excursies naar bedrijven of sociale activiteiten als borrels en feesten.
Curius werkt ook mee aan het verbeteren van het onderwijs. Ze neemt deel aan de CollegeResponsieGroepen die voorstellen doen om TB-vakken te verbeteren, en aan overleggen met het onderwijsmanagementteam.

Op kamers in Delft

23597studenten studerend
12824studenten woonachtig   
€ 312gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Bert Enserink

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Engineering & Policy Analysis aan de Technische Universiteit Delft is beoordeeld door 39 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Two recent alumni surveys indicate that some 60% of our alumni work in the private sector. Another 30% enter the public sector and most of the remainder pursue PhD degrees or continue in academia.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After graduation many graduates find employment with international operating engineering, consulting and banking firms or as strategic advisors to national governments, regulatory bodies and international organisations. About 90% of our graduates finds a suitable position within three months after graduation. Most of them start as junior or assistant analyst and rapidly grow to more prominent positions as strategy analyst, senior consultant or management officials.

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Potentiële beroepen

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manager ingenieursbureau procestechnologie
manager procesindustrie
policy advisor
project manager
strategic advisor
bron: StudieData


Marja Brand

Academic Counsellor

Toke Hoek

International Academic Counsellor

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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