The Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA) master programme offers students an inspiring and challenging curriculum. The master program is accessible for students with a technical background and students with a TPM Bachelor degree. In the master's programme, EPA students will be trained to become policy analysts, policy makers or policy implementers for a range of technology sectors. More information about the EPA master can be found via this link.
From 2016/2017 onwards, the entire curriculum of EPA has changed and the study has moved to The Hague. Studying technology and society and their interrelations is typical for the analytical approach central to EPA. The programme is characterized by its unique blended, case-based approach to teaching and its focus on modelling and simulation. These case studies are provided by ministries, multinationals and NGO's, which are all located next to the EPA location in The Hague (Wijnhaven) and all contribute to the programme. So 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.
The modulecharts of the EPA programme can be found here.
Specialization and Electives
During the second year, you will be choosing a specialization of 15 ECTS and 10 ECTS of electives. There are 8 specialization, where both CoSEM, MoT and EPA-students can participate. Furthermore, the electives must be approved by the exam committee. Therefore, we would advise that, before your moment of choice, you visit the graduation coordinator to determine which electives are meaningful for your master programme. The specializations can be found on the specialization page.
The master thesis of EPA should report on the quality of decision-making regarding grand societal challenges, while taking into account the socio-economic and/or political environment in which they are embedded. Within EPA, there is a possibility for EPA students to participate on theme groups during their graduation. More information about theme groups and other graduation procedures can be found at the graduation portal. Graduation assignments via companies can be found here.