M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Engineering

Nazarbayev University

24 months
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 The contributions of biomedical engineering to society have grown rapidly since WW II. In fact, the Biomedical Engineering Society at Nazarbayev University recently listed the most prominent modern-day technologies and applications that have come about as a result of biomedical engineering. 


Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary specialty that applies engineering principles to solve clinical problems. This discipline commonly deals with medical therapies, monitoring devices, and diagnostic tools. 

On successful completion of the MSc Biomedical Engineering Society at Nazarbayev University,  graduates will be able to: 

  • Integrate life sciences and engineering for research, development and innovation with the aim to enhance human health.
  • To evaluate ideas, models and hypotheses using appropriate experimental, mathematical and statistical approaches.
  • Master multiple instrumental, computational and biological techniques for experimentation and modeling.
  • Think critically with the ability to appropriately analyze data originating from experiments and simulations, and to draw justifiable conclusions
  • Recognize ethical issues, consider multiple points of view, and use critical ethical reasoning to determine the appropriate behavior to follow in the practice of biomedical engineering.
  • Communicate effectively individually as well as in the team environment

Work after graduation

Once you have the MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering, there is a multitude of job opportunities. 

For example, in the medical device industry, as a development engineer, or as a quality-management engineer. For example, you could work on the manufacture and further development of pace-makers, intraocular lenses, or endovascular stents. Alternatively, you could work for the government in a so-called Regulatory Agency which regulates the admission of new medicine and medical devices onto the market. 

You can also start your own business, e.g. the production and market-launch of a medical device. You could also pursue a career in academia, e.g. start a PhD research project, work as a postdoctoral researcher at one or more foreign universities, and become an (assistant or associate) Professor.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Engineering (NUSOM)
  • Research Methods and Ethics
  • Technical Communication
  • Advanced Applied Mathematics
  • Research Seminar
  • Ethics for Biomedical Engineers
  • Research Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent).
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 (or equivalent).
  • High level of English proficiency.
  • The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test reports for admission to the program is:
  • Overall IELTS test score of 6.5 (with sub-scores no less than 6.0) or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • To learn more about the tuition fee applicable to this programme, please visit the university website

Living costs for Nur-Sultan

151250 - 222349 KZT /month
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