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Technology Development & Impact Assessment

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The Technology Development & Impact Assessment course at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) gives knowledge of and insight into (1) technology development from a societal perspective, (2) a wide range of impact assessment procedures and methods to assess and regulate the potential impact of technological projects, programmes and technology policies.


Key facts

The Technology Development & Impact Assessment course at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) includes:

  • review of the available assessment methods
  • analysis of conditions under which the various methods can best be used
  • combination of methods for effective solutions
  • methods to ensure the consideration of different interests, views and values
  • ways of reconciling diverging, competing and conflicting values

The course introduces concepts like 'socio-technical system' (technology plus actors and institutions involved) and 'technological regime' (rule-set). A simple Technology Assessment step-by-step plan is presented as a base for recording Impact Assessment as well as a comprehensive evaluation. The focus is on big dam, port expansion and nuclear power plant projects.

On completion of this course you will:

Understand the main theoretical viewpoints concerning the dynamics of technology and society. From this you will be able to develop workable 'models' for co-evolution and co-construction of technology.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • A Model for Technology Assessment
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Environmental and Strategic Impact Assessment
  • Safety and Risk Analysis
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Sustainability, Ethics and Technology
  • Sustainable and Responsible Innovation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BSc in Engineering, systems engineering or applied sciences.
  • If you do not meet these requirements because you don't have a relevant Bachelor's degree but you have an academic Bachelor's degree and you think you have sufficient knowledge and experience to complete the course, you are welcome to apply. The faculty decides whether you will be admitted based on the information you have sent.
  • TOEFL score 90+ (this is an internet-based test)
  • IELTS (academic version) overall Band score of at least 6.5
  • University of Cambridge: "Certificate of Proficiency in English" or "Certificate in Advanced English"
  • a CV which describes your educational and professional background
  • a copy of your passport or ID card
  • a copy of relevant transcripts and diplomas

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