MSc Engineering and Policy Analysis

The MSc programme Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA) is a fully accredited, two-year full-time TU Delft MSc programme taught in English. The two fundamental themes of the EPA programme are policy and politics and analytics, modelling and simulation. The academic year starts in early September and continues until July of the following year. The curriculum comprises two years of two semesters each (one semester has two course periods), which adds up to 120 EC*.

Degree: Master of Science Engineering and Policy Analysis

Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months, full time

Starts in: September

Language: English

Location: The Hague/Delft

Application deadline: April 1st: International degree
July 1st: Dutch degree

Scholarships: Tuition free scholarships available


What you will learn

Grand Challenges

What are the Grand Challenges for the coming decennia? Water, Energy, Food, Health, Safety and Security issues, Development, Cyber Security. Solving the Grand Challenges requires your technical knowhow and engineering DNA: an analytical skills set, comfortable with data, and fascinated by technology. The EPA master taps into your engineering skills and engineering DNA to analyse, model and design solutions to these grand challenges.

Socio-political skills

If you want to have impact in the real world, you need leadership and management skills. You need to understand how the game of decision-making is being played: what strategies and tactics are used, how government and industry try to influence each other, how the public perception is being shaped. This requires socio-political skills.

Analytics, modeling and simulation

To support informed decision-making data analytics, and cutting edge modelling techniques are valuable tools. You will be introduced to different modelling and simulation paradigms, which support long-term decision-making on complex societal issues. You will become a proficient user of these techniques.

International environment

Future engineers will be working in a diverse and international environment. EPA is an international oriented program and attracts students from a wide range of countries thus forming the ideal starting ground for an international career.

The first year of EPA is taught in a distinctive location in the city of The Hague. The Hague is home to many multinationals, government agencies, international consulting companies and non-governmental organizations. In this unique international environment, less than 10 miles from the Delft University Campus, we teach you to become a policy advisor or strategy consultant equipped with more than just engineering skills. The new Campus The Hague offers excellent student facilities including a TU Delft simulation and gaming lab and is open seven days a week.

On offer

We offer a very experienced international and cultural diverse staff; most of our professors have been working on this intersection of engineering and policy, are renowned researchers and are frequently invited by governments and industries to give their advice. The EPA staff takes pride in the development of new educational methods, we introduced the concept of blended learning, use simulations and games, students work for real problem owners, and make use of professional actors to develop student’s management skills. 

We strongly believe that student performance is not only influenced by the quality of our education but also by EPA community building – both between students and between students and staff; we have an introduction week and regular drinks, there is a very active student body, international diners organized by students themselves, and much more. Please have a look at the Student activities page