The EPA programme is linked to the three core research programmes of the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management:
The TPM Faculty serves both as consultant and as partner in large research programmes sponsored by the EU and the Dutch government. Accordingly, the faculty maintains close contacts with other research institutes, government organisations and the business world. A number of well-known consultancy companies such as Accenture contribute to our programme. A good number of the thesis research projects are executed within or in close cooperation with international consulting, engineering and banking firms, and most thesis projects have an external commissioning organisation. Mastery of the Dutch language is considered a prerequisite for anyone wanting to work with a firm based in the Netherlands. As indicated in the section on career prospects, many EPA graduates accept positions in the private sector with international operating, engineering, consulting and banking firms. Take a look at this page to see some examples of these projects.