TPM Master programs
Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA)
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.
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. 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.
Complex Systems Engineering and Management (CoSEM)
Complex Systems Engineering and Management (CoSEM), before SEPAM, is an interdisciplinary master, directly following the bachelor at TPM. If you have a different background, you can apply for the CoSEM master as well. More information about the CoSEM master can be found via this link.
During the master you will learn how to solve large-scale and complex problems, using gained knowledge of technical matters and management. The education focusses on decision-making processes on the boundary between the governmental and private sector. The three main subjects are systems engineering, multi-actor network theory and domain technology. The programme chart, containing all of the courses in chronological order, can be found via this link. The modulecharts of the CoSEM programme can be found here.
As can be seen in the programme chart, you will have to choose a domain from the very start of the CoSEM master. The domains are the same as in the bachelor program of TPM: Transport and Logistics (T&L), Energy and Industry (E&I) and Information and Communication (I&C).
Management of Technology (MoT)
The Management of Technology (MoT) programme learns you to explore and understand technology as a corporate resource - a resource that allows a firm to keep many different balls in the air. It shows how firms can use technology to design and develop products and services that maximise customer satisfaction on the one hand, while maximising corporate productivity, profitability and competitiveness on the other. This programme is accessible for students with a technical background and TPM students who have 30 ECTS of technical courses. More information on MoT can be found here.
The programme addresses challenging questions most companies face such as:
- What technologies do we need and when?
- Do we procure the technology we need with our own research capabilities, in collaboration with outside parties, or by acquiring it or licensing it from others?
- How can we use the abundant technological opportunities to affect our mission, objectives and strategies?
To deal with these sorts of issues, one must have a Bsc degree in a field of technology or in the natural sciences. The modulecharts of the MoT programme can be found here.