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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program at Nazarbayev University is focusing on research and has been designed to provide advanced skills and a detailed knowledge base at the graduate level for individuals working in academia, industry, or research settings throughout the world. 


The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program at Nazarbayev University runs over 4 semesters (2 years) where you are required to complete 120 ECTS credits. A master thesis begins in the 3rd semester (1st semester of the 2nd year) and completes in the final semester of the Master’s course where you will be asked to demonstrate your familiarity with the current literature in the field; defend your thesis proposal; analyze and evaluate results; support your findings in a scholarly manner according to disciplinary norms and finally, defend your thesis work. 

The programme

A set of mandatory core courses guarantees competence in advanced mathematics, the three key areas of the program (Applied Mechanics, Energy and Thermofluids, and Engineering Design, Materials and Manufacturing), classic and novel research methods and effective oral and written communication in the science and technology domain. 

Programme Structure

The list of program elective courses include:

  • Advanced Statistics and Probability
  • Numerical Techniques for Engineers
  • Modern Control in Aerospace Engineering
  • Flight Dynamics Principles
  • Fatigue Fracture Mechanics
  • Biomechanics
  • Advanced Engineering Design and Manufacturing

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:


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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.


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