Master of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Induction program is expected in mid-October and lectures begin in November.

The Master of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (MSc-EEE) degree program is a specialized degree program offered by School of Engineering (SEng) at Nazarbayev University (NU). Students are required to complete 90 ECTS credits, in 3 semesters, which satisfies requirements stipulated by the Bologna Process and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) for Master’s Degrees. 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 settings in Kazakhstan or throughout the world. The students will have the opportunity to spend a research period abroad in a highly renown research laboratory to conduct part of their master as they can demonstrate the benefit for their research and their personal development plan.

The master’s program will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a professional career or doctoral studies in the field. This is done through course work and thesis writing providing specialization in one area of Electrical Engineering (communication or power) and breadth in several other areas as shown below. The curriculum allows flexibility in the selection of courses by students and their faculty advisers, in an effort to promote and encourage multi-disciplinary approach in education and research.

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

1. apply knowledge of advanced mathematics, science, and engineering

2. design and conduct experiments/simulations for research in EEE area, as well as to analyze and interpret data

3. design a complex EE system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability

4. function autonomously and on multidisciplinary teams and to demonstrate management and leadership capabilities

5. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems and apply the impact of advanced EEE engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

6. effectively communicate technically complex ideas and concepts in both spoken and written formats

7. identify the need for, and to engage in life-long learning and pursue further studies.

8. use advanced techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Each course will be taught in blocks of 7 weeks, meeting 2 times per week for 4 hours of Lectures total and 4 hours of Tutorial per week total. Student may take 3 courses during each block. Each block is for 8 weeks. 7 weeks of classes and one week for exam. Each semester has 2 blocks.

Courses taught:

SEng Core Courses

Master thesis

Advanced Statistics and Probability

Research Methodology

Electrical and Electronics Core Courses

Mixed Signal Circuits and Systems

Advanced Signal Processing

Advanced Control Systems

Specialist Electives

Communication systems track:

Advanced Mobile Communications

Optical Communication Systems

Information Systems and Databases


Applied Smart Grid and Cyber Security

Power Systems track:

Advanced Protection of Industrial Power Systems

Substation Automation and Instrumentation

Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy

Advanced Power Electronics

Applied Smart Grid and Cyber Security

Free Electives

Photonics Technology

Real-time Systems

Simulation and Modelling

Big Data Analysis

Internet of Things

Nonlinear Control Theory

Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Micro-Electromechanical Systems


Program aims (to reflect the mission of the Seng of NU)

- Educate graduate students with the advanced knowledge and skills required to solve research oriented technical problems in electrical & electronics engineering.

- Provide graduate students with an advanced grasp of theories and the insight required to enhance their professional careers and/or to pursue further higher education and lifelong learning.

- Upgrade 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.


Applicants to the program must have an undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering discipline. Applicants with non-engineering bachelor degrees (in science and technology) will be considered for admission if they can demonstrate that there degree offered them similar learning outcomes as the relevant engineering degree. Admission will be handled on a case-by-case basis by evaluating the student’s undergraduate curriculum. Deficiencies in subject areas will be made up through appropriate prerequisite course work defined by the Admission Committee on an individual basis, additionally to the program.

Admissions decisions will be based on consideration of the following factors:

i. completion of the on-line application form by the applicant;

ii. demonstration of completion of a satisfactory undergraduate degree program in an appropriate field or discipline with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale);

iii.evidence of sufficient English language skill to be able to function satisfactorily in a graduate level, English-medium environment, which can be demonstrated by (a) the minimum scores of 6.5 on the IELTS test, with no less than a 6.0 in any subsection, for full admission or the TOEFL equivalent; or (b) evidence of being a native or fluent speaker of English to the satisfaction of the Admissions Committee in an interview with School of Engineering Admission Committee;

iv.a statement of purpose for graduate studies

v. two letters of reference

In addition, selected applicants may be invited to campus or skype for a personal interview with the Admissions Committee. All of these factors will be taken into account in the final recommendation of the Admissions Committee with respect to admission to the MSc program.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Nazarbayev University