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Nazarbayev University M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nazarbayev University

M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Astana, Kazakhstan

2 Years


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The Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering program provides a comprehensive technological and scientific preparation for engineers in the following four key areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which are in perfect alignment with today’s technological challenges:

  • Structural Engineering,
  • Geotechnical Engineering,
  • Environmental Engineering and
  • Construction Management.

By delivering an MSc at an international standard level, we are offering our master’s students future opportunities in terms of Ph.D. and positions in research centers.

Students are required to complete 120 ECTS credits, in 4 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. This MSc-CE program focuses on Infrastructure Systems, Transportation Systems, and Vertical Structures. The MSc courses offered in this course build on the four core disciplines of Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Construction Management. The program is complemented by courses in Advanced Project Management, Research Methodology and Statistics, and Probability.

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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