EPA equips you with more than just the technical skills you would expect in a standard engineering curriculum. EPA is interactive, international and interdisciplinary. You will be working on technological challenges in a context where political, moral, cultural and socio-economic considerations are crucial to decision-making processes and must be factored into the solutions. The complexity of these problems requires collaboration across the disciplines of natural and social sciences, and across international and cultural boundaries. We call this Comprehensive Engineering.Programme structure
Studying technology and society and their interrelations is typical for the analytical approach central to all master programmes offered by the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. EPA is characterized by its unique blended, case-based approach to teaching and its focus on modelling and simulation. As a student you will:
The MSc programme Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA) is a two-year full-time programme taught in English. The two fundamental themes of the EPA programme are policy and politics and analytics, modelling and simulation represented in the Programme chart on the right 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.
In the first year, you follow a highly interactive programme with required courses. In the second year you can choose a technical specialisation.
The EPA curriculum consists of modules within the following themes or fields:The new EPA curriculum has two learning lines. The modelling and simulation line, representing courses departing from a more analytical and modelling perspective. And a policy and politics line, which tries to explain decision making as a game of power and interests. Although we distinguish two learning lines, these two lines are interwoven and courses phased in a deliberate way. The first year lays the foundation for the programme.The Policy and Politics line
This line consists of 6 courses
This Line consists of seven courses
Examples of challenges tackled by EPA students in their thesis work include:
You have to meet the admission requirements for the MSc Programme Engineering and Policy Analysis. These depend on your Bachelor's degree.
EPA candidates need to have a clear interest in modelling and simulation, and proven ability of either modelling or programming. EPA candidates preferably should be able to show their social engagement and/or interest in social and policy sciences from past (study) activities and/or experience.
Dutch HBO bachelors with an engineering or natural sciences background (with grade point average > 7 within 4 years and final assignment (Bachelor thesis) > 7 ) and university bachelors in architecture or others with deficiencies in their background knowledge, if admitted, will have to participate in an individual bridging program of max 30 ects.
International students have to fulfil the general TUDelft admission requirements (see below). Candidates should have a good mathematical background including calculus and have a basic understanding of general statistics.
Candidates will be invited based on the quality and level of their education; individual performance and quality of the educational institute, and their motivation. All candidates are expected to hand in a motivation letter in which they express the legitimation of their choice, personal ambition and give two examples of envisioned thesis projects.
No work experience is required.
TU Delft wishes to remain a technology university with a leading global reputation. To do this, our aim is to maintain a full range of high-quality disciplines, courses and unique facilities in the engineering sciences. Collaboration is an essential part of this, on the basis of our strong identity and reputation. TU Delft wants to be a breeding ground for cutting-edge technological scientific developments to meet the great societal challenges of our age.
TU Delft’s mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society for the twenty-first century by conducting groundbreaking scientific and technological research which is acknowledged as world-class, by training scientists and engineers with a genuine commitment to society and by helping to translate knowledge into technological innovations and activity with both economic and social value.
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