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 

Starts in: September

Mode: Full time

Language: English

Location: The Hague

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

Scholarships: Tuition free scholarships available


What you will learn

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.

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.

Two skill sets

Working on the intersection of engineering and policy gives you the unique opportunity to develop these two skill sets and will make you a very attractive future employee for the world’s leading companies, ngo’s, consultancies, and for governments and international organizations. 

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.