The new 2-year MSc-ECE degree program represents an upgrade of the previous 1.5-year program, aiming to bring research as a transversal element. 

As its predecessor, this is a specialized degree program offered by School of Engineering (SEng) at Nazarbayev University (NU). Students are required to complete 120 ECTS credits, in 4 semesters, which satisfy requirements stipulated by the Bologna Process and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) for Master’s Courses. The program is designed to provide advanced skills and a detailed knowledge base at the graduate level for individuals working in academia, industry or research in Kazakhstan, region or throughout the world. 

The MSc ECE provides a comprehensive technological and scientific preparation for engineers in 2 (two) key areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering: (a) Electrical Engineering; and (b) Computer Engineering.

MSc ECE program aims: 

  1. To train engineers to analyze data and resources to make effective decisions and to effectively function on or lead multidisciplinary teams within an organization; 
  1. To prepare graduates to effectively organize, plan and develop scientific research oriented to continue their higher-level preparation as scientists or to excel in operating and performing their future engineering duties at mid-managerial level in a modern industrial environment; 
  1. To prepare the engineers to perform costs and fundamental technical assessments, with strictest and highest professional and ethical standards, while implementing principles of sustainability, safety and social responsibility in every application of the discipline; and 
  1. To develop the new generation of Electrical and Computer Engineers to support the economic development of Kazakhstan by enabling the creation of start-ups oriented to the production of modern and highly technological goods and services. 


Program Learning Outcomes (LOs)   


On successful completion of the program the students will be able to demonstrate the ability 

  • to design, discuss and generate new ideas in a specialization of study chosen from the fields of electrical engineering or computer engineering; 
  • to identify, evaluate and elaborate advanced electrical and computer engineering problems and apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve those problems; 
  • to determine, interpret and test current knowledge, technology, or techniques within their chosen electrical engineering or computer engineering specialization electives; 
  • to communicate, compose and discuss new ideas in writing through term projects and individual Master's Thesis.