Welcome to the Master program Engineering and Policy Analysis
The central focus is on analysing and solving complex problems that involve many parties with conflicting interests. The fundamental themes of the EPA programme are system understanding, modelling, simulation, policy and politics. Many grand societal challenges such as climate change, the energy transition and cybersecurity have a major technological component. However, solving complex problems does not just require understanding of technology. It also requires how actors (persons, organizations) use technology and how they decide about it. As a student you will work on real and actual cases, such as pandemics, the banking crisis, scarce metals or the introduction of hydrogen as an energy carrier, often with the real commissioner of the work at arm’s length. Also, climate change policy adaption is a topic commonly analysed through EPA lenses: how to model the challenge of policy change and what would this mean for the feasibility and desirability of policies? in specific contexts, what will the future look like and how can different societies adapt to it in better ways?
Degree: Master of Science Engineering and Policy Analysis
Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months, full time
Starts in: September
Location: This master program is located in the Hague, in a vibrant environment in the city centre of The Hague in the middle of NGO's and ministries. Students will study in the Wijnhaven building which is near the Central Station. In the 2nd year part of the program will be at the campus in Delft.