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Nazarbayev University M.Sc. in Chemical and Materials Engineering
Nazarbayev University

M.Sc. in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Astana, Kazakhstan

2 Years


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MSC in Chemical and Materials Engineering (MSc-ChME) 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. The small class size allows for excellent student-instructor communication. Students are encouraged to contribute Thesis Research topics from their interests or previous work experience.

The program emphasizes adapting and applying analytical, mathematical/optimization and computing skills The program is structured in four semesters. In the first semester, core courses in Chemical and Materials Engineering are offered. In the second semester, elective courses are also included, allowing the student to specialize in the preferred research area. In the third semester. thesis-related work begins, in addition to the elective course. The fourth semester is entirely devoted to research work. The student chose the research supervisor in the ChME department at the beginning of the third semester. A list of the ChME and their research interests is available on the SEDS website.

General information

  • Campus: Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Language: English
  • Delivery mode: Full-time, on-campus
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Total ECTS credits: 120

School of Engineering and Digital Sciences

Nazarbayev University’s School of Engineering and Digital Sciences (NU SEDS) has designed all of its programs to revolutionize the traditional engineering and science learning environment of lectures and laboratories to include modern components that engage students in project-based exercises in critical thinking.

As world-class leaders in STEM education, all NU SEDS graduates enter the global marketplace as highly skilled experts in their chosen field of study. Our graduates go on to become innovators who overcome the obstacles in Central Asia and Eurasia’s advanced technology industries.

The SEDS promotes a mission of utilizing advanced technologies and research to shape student expertise and train them in critical thinking and inventive design.

Graduates of NU SEDS are coveted in the global engineering and digital science community because of our students’ interdisciplinary perspectives essential to advancing modern industry and infrastructure.

Strategic partners of Nazarbayev University

  • Duke University, Fuqua School of Business (USA)
  • The National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore)
  • The University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • The University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Colorado School of Mines (USA)
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
  • The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (USA)
  • The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
  • The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (USA)



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