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Course module: 202000052
Policy Processes
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000052
Credits (ECTS)1.5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. P.J. Klok
dr. P.J. Klok
Contactperson for the course
dr. P.J. Klok
Academic year2021
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 2 B-CE
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
At the end of this module component the student
  1. Is able to explain the phases of the policy process and the main concepts that are used to study them.
  2. Is able to explain the major scientific approaches (models of the policy process) that are used to study policy and policy processes.
  3. Is able to explain the content of a number of methods for policy analysis (actor, problem and multi-criteria analysis) and indicate the situations in which they can be applied.
  4. Is able to apply a number of methods for policy analysis on a basic level and use them to design a policy proposal.
This is a part of Module 2, Water Management of the Bachelor Civil Engineering. See here for the complete description of this module.

The module component Policy Processes of the program Civil Engineering teaches students knowledge and skills in the field of policy, policy processes and policy analysis. Students gain knowledge of the core elements of policy: the policy problem, policy goals and the instruments used to attain these goals. They gain knowledge in the main policy processes: agenda setting, policy design and formulation, decision making, policy implementation and evaluation. Students develop skill in using basic policy analysis methods: stakeholder or actor analysis, analysis of the policy problem, selection of policy goals and evaluative criteria, developing alternative policy interventions and selecting proposed policies based on multi-criteria analysis.

External students who are interested in this elective: please contact
Module 2
Participating study
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Required materials
Enserink, B., L. Hermans, J. Kwakkel, W. Thissen, J. Koppenjan, P. Bots (2010), Policy Analysis of Multi-Actor Systems. ISBN: 978-90-5931-538-9
Several papers
Recommended materials
Instructional modes

Exam Policy Processes

Kies de Nederlandse taal