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Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences

Programs

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PhD in Mining Engineering

About the program

The PhD program in Mining Engineering is designed to provide advanced skills and a sophisticated knowledge base at the expert level for individuals planning a career in academic, industry and research settings in any of the subfields of the Mining Engineering discipline. The program focuses on the development of an in-depth understanding of the nature, implementation and evaluation of mining engineering principles and applications together with the growth of research skills. The overarching aim of the program is to develop high quality doctoral researchers who are ready and able to make a lasting contribution to addressing scientific, technological, economic, societal and environmental challenges of global significance. Upon completion of the PhD program, students will be capable of designing and conducting independent, innovative, original and high-quality research related to a variety of topics in mining engineering.

Curriculum
Year/ Semester Fall Spring Summer
Year 1
  1. Research Methods & Ethics*
  2. Statistics
  3. Thesis Research
  4. Advanced Mine Geomechanics
  5. Graduate Elective Course 1
  1. Current Research Literature
  2. Advanced Mining Systems
  3. Thesis Research
  4. Graduate Elective Course 2
  5. Graduate Elective Course 3
  1. Thesis Research
Year 2
  1. Thesis Research
  1. Thesis Research
  1. Thesis Research
Year 3
  1. Thesis Research
  1. Thesis Research
  1. Thesis Research
Year 4
  1. Thesis Research
  1. Doctoral Thesis
  1. Doctoral Thesis
Career opportunities
  • Industry: Geotechnical Engineer, Project and Contracts Manager, Excavation Engineer, Mechanized Excavation, Drill and Blast, Ventilation, Mining and Civil Constructions such as Dams, Highway, Mine Access and Transportation
  • Government: Mines Inspectorate, Research Developer, Leasing, Geological Surveys, Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Monitoring; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Consultant: Project Coordination, Financial Analysis, Equipment Optimization, Mining and Geotechnical Applications,
  • Business Development: National and International Consultant, Marketing
  • Academia: Teaching, Research, Recognition and Consulting
Admission requirements
  • an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and a master’s (cycle-2) program in a relevant discipline.
  • a minimum CGPA of  2.75 out of a 4.00 or equivalent on applicant’s master’s degree;
  • the required level of English proficiency is an overall IELTS test score of 6.5 (with sub-score requirements no less than 6.0), or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;
Required documents
 
  • complete Application form;
  • national ID or passport;                       
  • official document confirming name change (if applicable);
  • degree diplomas/certificates with transcripts;
  • IELTS or TOEFL test certificate;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of purpose for graduate studies (up to 1 A4 page);
  • two letters of recommendation written within the last 12 months (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy);
 
Important dates

Online registration starts in April, 2020

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PhD in Petroleum Engineering

About the program

The PhD program in Petroleum Engineering in the School of Mining and Geosciences is designed to provide advanced skills and a sophisticated knowledge base at the expert level for individuals planning a career in academic, industry and research settings in Petroleum Engineering. The program focuses on the enhancement of Petroleum Engineering knowledge by advanced courses and development of research skills at high level.

By the completion of the program, students will be capable of designing and conducting independent, innovative and high-quality research related to a variety of topics in Petroleum Engineering. In addition, program graduates will be prepared for working in industrial and academic environments including positions of university faculty members, senior researchers, engineers and product developers.

Curriculum
Year/ Semester Fall Spring Summer
Year 1
  1. Research Methods & Ethics*
  2. Statistics
  3. Thesis Research
  4. Advanced Well Engineering
  5. Elective Course 1
  1. Current Research Literature
  2. Advanced Reservoir Engineering
  3. Thesis Research
  4. Elective Course 2
  5. Elective Course 3
  1. Thesis Research
Year 2
  1. Thesis Research
  1. Thesis Research
  1. Thesis Research
Year 3
  1. Thesis Research
  1. Thesis Research
  1. Thesis Research
Year 4
  1. Thesis Research
  1. Thesis Research
  1. Doctoral Thesis
Career opportunities
  • National and international oil and gas companies
  • Midstream companies (oil and gas transportation, pipelines design and management)
  • Geothermal energy companies
  • Research and development sectors in Energy
  • Academia as a teaching/ research faculty
  • Governmental sectors and private companies as consultant
  • Oil/gas and energy startups
Admission requirements
  • an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and a master’s (cycle-2) program in a relevant discipline.
  • a minimum CGPA of  2.75 out of a 4.00 or equivalent on applicant’s master’s degree;
  • the required level of English proficiency is an overall IELTS test score of 6.5 (with sub-score requirements no less than 6.0), or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;
Required documents
 
  • complete Application form;
  • national ID or passport;                       
  • official document confirming name change (if applicable);
  • degree diplomas/certificates with transcripts;
  • IELTS or TOEFL test certificate;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of purpose for graduate studies (up to 1 A4 page);
  • two letters of recommendation written within the last 12 months (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy);
 
Important dates

Online registration starts in April, 2020

Contacts

Call or email us:

Admissions Manager

(undergraduate and graduate):

+7 (7172) 706689

dtukayeva@nu.edu.kz

6 block, 53 Kabanbay Batyr Ave

Nur-Sultan city, Republic of Kazakhstan