In contemporary society, many of the most challenging issues we face cannot be solved by technology alone. Engineering excellence must be coupled with insight into societal needs and the mastery of project and process management tools.
TU Delft's MSc Programme in Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA) is an international interdisciplinary programme, designed to provide its graduates with a unique combination of technical, analytical and management skills. Equipped with these skills, graduates can play leading roles at all levels of society, solving complex problems that arise when the interests of public and private parties conflict. Crossing the boundaries of technical and non-technical disciplines, the programme can be said to be situated at the intersection of technology and public policy.
The purpose of the EPA Programme is to provide students not only with the technical skills that you would expect to acquire in a standard engineering curriculum, but also with analytical, modelling, and problem solving skills. The core of the programme consists of policy analysis, systems modelling, economics and management courses. With a strong international orientation, EPA places particular emphasis on intercultural cooperation and project management.
The four main themes in Engineering and Policy Analysis are
The MSc programme Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA) is a two-year full-time programme taught in English. The fundamental themes of the EPA programme are policy analysis, systems modelling, economics, and management, represented in the Programme by different colours. 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*.
The table on the right shows the standard two-year course; the third semester differs for students enrolled in the double degree programme with Harbin Institute of Technology.
In the second year of the Master programmes of the Faculty Technology, Policy and Management, students choose a specialisation:
Two of the specialisations also offer an annotation, meaning that the graduation project is carried out externally in a related organisation (or internally on a relevant subject but with an external committee member).
What is required to be considered for admission to an MSc programme? Please note: if you do not meet all the formal requirements, it is no use applying.
1)A. A good university Bachelor's degree in a main subject closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, with good grades on the key courses.
orB. A proof that you have nearly completed a Bachelor's programme in a main subject which is closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, with good grades on the key courses.
Exceptions: Management of Technology, Engineering and Policy Analysis and Science Education & Communication, to which all students holding any Bachelors of technology or science / engineering degree may be admitted.
2)A Bachelor's Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 75% of the scale maximum, unless specific requirements are defined for the country in which you obtained your Bachelors degree:
Please note: if you have not graduated yet your CGPA must meet the requirements at the time of application.
3)Proof of English language proficiency:
Only nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement. Applicants who obtained a bachelors degree in one of the mentioned countries, are also exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement.
Certificates older than two years are not accepted. As the whole process of collecting information, registering for the tests and receiving the test results may take several months, we advise you to register for the IELTS or TOEFL several months before starting your application.
It is allowed to send us a copy of your test results, please check the application documents for detailed information.
4)A clear and relevant essay in English (1,000 - 2,000 words) addressing the following:Your motivation for taking the MSc programme of your choice.
5)Two reference letters in English, French, German or Dutch:
If you have not yet graduated or do not have work experience, you need to provide two letters from professors or assistant professors from the faculty at which you are studying.
6)An extensive résumé (curriculum vitae) written in English.
7)Proof of identity
8)Please note:Applicants for Architecture Urbanism & Building Sciences, Design for Interaction, Integrated Product Design and Strategic Product Design are required to upload a digital portfolio. Please note that only uploaded portfolios will be processed. The programme specific portfolio requirements are described on the following pages:
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Numerous scholarships are awarded to admitted students with exceptional promise and outstanding academic achievement by the university, its faculties, departments and industry partners. Consideration for these scholarships requires students to have been admitted to their MSc Programme. Make sure you submit your application as early as possible to be in time for all the scholarship deadlines. More information: www.scholarships.tudelft.nl.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
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