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Complex Systems Engineering and Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #50 (QS) ,
Are you looking for a Master's degree programme in which you learn to design in complex technical environments? But do you want more than ‘just’ technical skills? Then choose the unique Master's degree programme in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management (SEPAM).


Career prospect

Nice to know: the career prospects are excellent. 90% of SEPAM graduates find a full-time job within six months of graduating. Our students find employment with major Dutch and international companies such as Shell, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Exxon, Tennet, Eneco, and with government bodies and regulatory authorities. In addition, many work for start-up companies or go into business for themselves.

The socio-technical environment

In the SEPAM Master's programme we explore the innovations in complex socio-technical environments. You learn to think about more than technology alone. After all, when designing technological innovations, you have to deal with matters such as existing regulations, subsidies, distribution channels and infrastructures, as well as interests, cultures and human behaviour. In order to achieve successful innovations, these aspects must be considered and used in your socio-technical design. These kinds of designs always have an ethical dimension and an international character. The programme therefore spends a great deal on ethical issues and has an international character.

Programme Structure

    • Built environment & Spatial development
    • Energy
    • Information & Communication
    • Transport & Logistics

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Credits
            120 ECTS
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          • Minimum required score:


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          General Requirements

          • Candidates will be admitted based on the quality and level of their education; individual performance and quality of the educational institute, and their motivation.  
          • All candidates for the MSc Programme Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management are required to submit a motivation letter (essay). The essay (2,000 words) should address the following elements:

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            15166 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 15166 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          • EU/EEA

            2006 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for Delft

          • 780 - 1160 EUR/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


          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.

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