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M.Sc. On Campus

Mining Engineering

Nazarbayev University

24 months
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The MSc in Mining Engineering program at Nazarbayev University  a specialized graduate program offered by the School of Mining and Geosciences (SMG) Department of Mining Engineering.

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 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 MSc in Mining Engineering program at Nazarbayev University  is designed to establish 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 program 

The program consists of course work as well as research components. The first year of the degree covers the advanced level of knowledge in mining engineering and prepares the student to conduct research in the second year of their studies. In the second year, students are expected to develop and practice research within the area of mining engineering discipline. 

Furthermore, the program will also give students a wide variety of the skills in problem solving, teamwork and effective communications. The distinctive feature of the program as compared to similar programs in Kazakhstan will be in the overall structure of the course content which covers a broader spectrum of the Mining Engineering field with a stronger research emphasis, rather than being area-specific.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Geology for Mining
  • Engineers 
  • Applied Geostatistics 
  • Mine Geomechanics 
  • Advanced Mine Ventilation
  •  Rock Excavation
  • Methods
  • Advanced Rock
  • Mechanics 
  • Advanced Surface Mine Design 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Application form
  • Official copy of degree diplomas/certificates with transcripts (with notarized English translation);
  • Official proof of work experience (with notarized English translation) (if necessary);
  • IELTS or TOEFL test report/certificate valid as of date of online documents submission to the MSc in Mining Engineering /MSc in Petroleum Engineering program;
  • Official copy of Passport/national ID (with notarized English translation);
  • GRE test reports/certificates (OPTIONAL) 
  • a curriculum vitae (up to 2 pages);
  • a statement of purpose for graduate studies (up to 500 words);
  • two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • To learn more about the tuition fee applicable to this programme, please visit the university website
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Living costs for Nur-Sultan

151250 - 222349 KZT /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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