MSc in Engineering and Policy Analysis

Delft University of Technology

Program Description

MSc in Engineering and Policy Analysis

Delft University of Technology

MSc in Engineering and Policy Analysis

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.

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.

At the intersection of technology and public policy

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.

More than technical skills

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.

Programme structure

The four main themes in Engineering and Policy Analysis are

  1.     Policy Analysis
  2.     Economics
  3.     Systems Modelling
  4.     Management



The following rates are applied for the full academic year:

A) Tuition fees for full-time enrolment as a student


Statutory rate:

  • 2012/2013:   € 1,771
  • 2013/2014:   € 1,835

Tuition fees institutional rate I

You are eligible for the statutory rate for enrolment in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme if you hold the Dutch nationality or that of another EU/EFTA country *) **), or the Surinamese nationality.

  • 2012/2013 academic year: € 1,771
  • 2013/2014 academic year: € 1,835

Tuition fees institutional rate II

All students from non-EU/EFTA countries who began their Bachelor studies before 1 September 2008 and who have been uninterruptedly enrolled since then, pay institutional rate II.

  • 2012/2013 academic year: € 2,401
  • 2013/2014 academic year: € 2,487

Tuition fees institutional rate III (Master)

Students from outside the EU/EFTA countries who enrol for a TU Delft Master’s degree programme are required to pay institutional rate III.

  • 2012/2013 academic year: € 12,650.-
  • 2012/2013 academic year: €  9,340.- (transitional arrangement)
  • 2013/2014 academic year: € 12,916.-
  • 2013/2014 academic year: € 9,677,-

B) Tuition fees for part-time enrolment as a student


  • 2012/2013 academic year:  € 1,483
  • 2012/2013 academic year:  € 1,536

C) Examination fees for external students


  • 2012/2013 academic year: € 6,000
  • 2012/2013 academic year:  € 6,000 

D) Freemovers (BSc and MSc)


  • 2012/2013 academic year:  € 8,096
  • 2012/2013 academic year:  € 8,266
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
1,835 EUR
Netherlands - Delft
Start date: Sept. 2017
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Netherlands - Delft
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- EU, full-time