December 2018

Master of Science in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Online application for MSc in Chemical and Materials Engineering program will be opened on April 05, 2018

Application deadline:  June 01, 2018.



The Master of Science in Chemical and Materials Engineering (MSc-ChME) degree program is a is a specialized degree program offered by the School of Engineering (SEng) at Nazarbayev University (NU). Students are required to complete 120 ECTS credits, in 4 semesters, which satisfies the requirements stipulated by the Bologna Process and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) for Master’s Degrees. The program is research oriented and it is designed to provide the skills required to solve advanced technical problems in chemical and materials engineering through a combination of thesis research and advanced coursework.

All students in the MSc-ChME program are required to complete five advanced core courses in key fundamental chemical and materials engineering areas such as Applied Mathematics, Transport Phenomena, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Materials Characterization and Materials Processing. Three more core courses, Research Methods and Ethics, Research Seminar and Technical Communication, will be offered to provide students with the general knowledge that is necessary for them to design or present their research in an effective way. Students will also be able to select four elective courses, from a list of possible options, based on their research interests. Students will be enrolled in MSc Thesis I and MSc Thesis II courses in the third and fourth semesters to carry out an independent research. A wide variety of research topics will be offered by the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering in areas as diverse as energy generation, conversion and storage; environmental protection, remediation and resource efficiency; process design and simulation; composite functional materials etc. Through its research-intensive nature, the program aims at providing its graduates with the skills required for engineering innovation, to translate research into production, and to foster the future technological development in the country.

Program aims

  • Educate graduate students with the advanced knowledge and skills required to solve research oriented technical problems in chemical and materials engineering;
  • Provide graduate students with an advanced grasp of theories and the insight required for successful professional careers and/or in order to pursue further higher education and lifelong learning;
  • Develop the ability to contribute towards the improvement of the nation’s technological level and to provide the necessary base for future technological developments in the country;
  • Promote a sense of leadership with emphasis on scholarship and professional ethics.

On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply chemical and materials engineering concepts at an advanced level;
  2. Plan and conduct research in their field of study using advanced research skills and appropriate methodology;
  3. Critically appraise their own research work and existing scientific literature;
  4. Communicate effectively about their research work to the general public as well as to experts;
  5. Collaborate in teams as well as assume leadership role when needed.

The new Master of Science in Chemical and Materials Engineering Program Planner for 2018-2019 Cohort