As a leading Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in Kazakhstan, our mission is to:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering department in the School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University trains world-class engineering and researchers to be leaders who can bring about transformations in their respective fields. The supports the school’s vision to build a top Engineering School that leads the university to world stature. The department will rely on:
Faculty, Staff, and Resources
The electrical and electronics engineering department is the newest department in School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University, started in 2012. The department started with a modest number of students (~20) in its undergraduate program, practically, having to build laboratory infrastructure from scratch. Over the years, EE programs have become the most popular program among students, with the majority of the students in engineering registering their first interest. Currently, the department hosts, 1 MSc, 1 B.Engg, and 1 Ph.D. program, with approximately 60 students per cohort in B.Engg, 15 students per cohort in MSc, and 5 students per cohort in Ph.D. The department had 11 FTE faculty members, with 9 more expected to join by the end of the year. In addition, from August 2017, the department will enlarge its infrastructure facilities from the current number of 4 labs to a major increase in 21 labs.
The department has currently 5 labs functioning in the areas of electronics, communications, and power engineering. The department is building its capacity to labs in digital communications, communication systems, RF circuits, Internet of things, circuits, power systems, electrical machines, high voltage systems, power electronics and signal processing. In total, we are expecting to have 11 teaching labs and 14 research labs. The thematic focus of the labs are in the following areas: (1) Electronics and Communications, (2) Power and Control Engineering, (3) Circuits and Systems for Internet of things, and (4) Signal processing and machine learning.
Since the start of the university till 12th of March 2017, there are in total 158 articles published, within a SNIP of 1.47 (top 10% journals, these are 2225 out 22256 journals listed in Scopus). The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering has published 33 papers out of 158 articles, ie. 20.9% of all the papers published in NU. Overall, school of engineering contributes to more than half of the publications in NU.
The objectives of the EE educational programs are that in two to five years after graduation, students are expected to:
AND pursue one or more of the following:
The B.Engg program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering focuses on power engineering, and communication engineering, while, minor topics are on signal processing, circuits, and real-time computational systems. The department has been successfully running the program with many of our students placed in some of the top schools in the world for graduate study. Further, a large majority of the students find jobs well ahead of completing their degrees. This is the most popular program in School of Engineering and provides a range of opportunities including industry internships, projects and research projects. Many courses in the program follow project based learning, inquiry-based learning and research based learning, making students prepared to take up a high-flying career in Electrical/Computer Engineering. The undergraduate capstone project has resulted in several top ranking conference and journal publications and has been constantly appreciated by the external visitors, and students.
The department offers 1.5 years MSc program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, with a research-intensive curriculum focused in the areas of communications, circuits, signal processing, and power engineering. The students are expected to prepare a high-quality research thesis, by the end of the 3rd semester, that is externally reviewed by an expert in the area. The program also heavily encourages industry collaborations for the research projects and has partnerships build with several of the international and local companies. The program is planned to be revised to a 2-year degree program with a longer research thesis duration to enhance the depth and breadth of the program. The focus of the programs will be in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering - which the department has very strong expertise as evidenced through the strong research outputs in the last 3 years.
Goals and Strategies - 2017-2020
The main strategic goals in education are:
These goals are expected to be achieved by taking following action items:
The strategic goals of research are:
These goals are planned to be achieved through the following actions:
The strategic goals in service include:
The following actions support the service goals:
The aim of governance is to create procedures and structures that:
These goals can be achieved by following actions: