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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 will be taught in the city of The Hague as of September 2016.

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.
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diplomaMSc Engineering and Policy Analysis
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

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
excursion, group discussion, lecture, integration module
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

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 april 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 april 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend

math test

BSc-graad (of equivalent) van een hogere onderwijsinstelling van goede kwaliteit.

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inbegrepen in collegegeld

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
312kamerhuur in Delftrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 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


88 studenten volgen deze opleiding
38% daarvan is vrouw
26 eerstejaars gestart in 2015
54% daarvan is vrouw
21469 studenten aan de Technische Universiteit Delft
25% 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

Shalini Kurapati
Shalini Kurapati, India

A lot of people ridiculed me when I decided to come to the Netherlands to study Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA) instead of choosing Georgia Tech in the States.

That was in part because it was the Netherlands, and in part, because they didn't understand about the curriculum. AT TU Delft, they teach us real-world issues, which are more difficult to explain. But we seem to be getting good at it: ask any one of us a question, and you will get an answer that begins with 'It depends'. This past year has been an eventful one...
Out of the 26 people who initially started in August, there were 17 countries represented – but many in my class were Chinese. Of course I tried to show off my Chinese. And for a long time I didn't understand why my friend Sizhu insisted that I call her 'Josie' rather than Sizhu. She took almost a month to tell me that the way I was pronouncing her name meant 'dead pig' instead of 'a beautiful girl'!

lees verder ...
Sara Hajiamiri
Sara Hajiamiri, Iran

After completing her EPA Master's degree, Sara moved to Santa Monica in southern California where she now works as a PhD candidate at RAND research bureau.

Sara deliberately chose EPA because she wanted a course which combined 'hard' and 'soft' science and which had a multi-disciplinary structure. She opted for TU Delft because of its international student population. "I really loved the combination of applied and theoretical subjects I was taught during my degree course; such as mathematics, economics and decision-making and management subjects...
The EPA programme was the perfect preparation for what Sara does now; she is working on a PhD in policy analysis. "I am a PhD assistant at RAND Graduate School and assistant policy analyst for RAND Corporation. RAND is an internationally renowned non-profit think-tank for policy research and analysis. As a PhD assistant I work on RAND projects to earn my fellowship. Depending on the type of project and the task which I apply for, I might be involved in collecting data, data analysis, literature research, developing models, writing or other tasks."

lees verder ...
Bert Enserink

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
algemeen oordeel3.93.9


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 200.000 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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vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baanzeer goed
salaris na 1,5 jaar zeer goed
kans op een vaste baan goed
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

Potentiële beroepen

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  • consultant
  • management official
  • manager ingenieursbureau procestechnologie
  • manager procesindustrie
  • policy advisor
  • project manager
  • strategic advisor
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T: +31 (0)15 27 891
Marja Brand

Academic Counsellor

Toke Hoek

International Academic Counsellor

Ton Valk

Academic Counsellor

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