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Engineering Management, M.E.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master of Engineering Management degree program is offered by the School of Engineering in partnership with the Graduate School of Business at Nazarbayev University. The aim of the program is to prepare students with the technical skills and business knowledge for leadership of engineering-related units of enterprises with innovative solutions for complex business problems.


The Engineering Management program at Nazarbayev University emphasizes adapting and applying analytical, mathematical/optimization and computing skills and scientific knowledge into business practice. It is the MBA of the engineers. 

The programme

Students learn about project management, operations management, supply chain management, engineering management, engineering economy, quality and lean management, big data and information management, marketing, R&D management, new product development, entrepreneurship, business ethics, business strategy, business communication, leading change and innovation, and many other aspects of managing a successful business. MEM is a very popular program attracting many candidates every year. The main reason is that all our graduates find a good job upon graduation or they improve their current job position. 

Programme Structure

  • Master of Engineering Management (MEM) students are required to complete 120 ECTS credits in 4 semesters. Graduate School of Business (GSB) courses are offered at the Second Semester and are all block-based delivered as intensive three weeks courses. 
  • SEng courses are offered at the other three semesters and are all long semester fourteen weeks courses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent).
  • During the application period final year students may submit official current transcript for consideration.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 (or equivalent).
  • High level of English proficiency.
  • Strong mathematical skills as demonstrated by ALEKS test administered by the School on a set date.
  • High motivation and strong interest in the program as outlined in a statement of purpose.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Nur-Sultan

  • 151250 - 222350 KZT/month
    Living Costs

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


Scholarships for International Students are available

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