Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering
The BEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering program follows the outcome-based teaching and learning approach. Given the special emphasis of the Nazarbayev University to be a leader in the Education within Kazakhstan and to be respected internationally, the program will focus on skill development that enables our graduates to compete internationally in the job market, research, and to be entrepreneurs who lead change in the local contexts. The program positions itself as the leading ECE program in Kazakhstan, by integrating inquiry, research and projects in solving relevant problems facing society today. The students in the program get exposed to the research activities in any of the four research groups in the department: (1) Circuits and Systems, (2) Communications and Signal Processing, (3) Power Systems, and (4) Computer Engineering. Nazarbayev University has adopted the Bologna Accord and the School of Engineering and Digital Sciences therefore uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Most courses to be studied at Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 are of standard credit value carrying 6 ECTS each, except for some courses, such as Calculus 1, etc. which carry ECTS other than 6. A student is expected to spend about 25 to 30 hours of study per semester (inclusive of class contact and other study effort) for 1 ECTS. The following Table lists the subjects, their ECTS values, and the category they belong to (Compulsory, Optional, or Elective). All discipline-specific courses shown as compulsory are non-deferrable and must be taken in accordance to the progression pattern. The courses offered will be updated from time to time according to the need of society and the profession.Students admitted to the program are required to complete a minimum of 248 or more ECTS to satisfy the degree requirements. However, they may choose to take additional courses beyond the basic requirements. Please refer to Section 24 for detailed information on the requirements for graduation.

Total Number of Credits: 248 ECTS

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4

1st semester (Year 1, Fall Semester)

Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week, recitations 2hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week, recitations 2hrs/week, laboratories 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week, laboratories 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week, laboratories 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week

2nd semester (Year 1, Spring Semester)

Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week, recitations 2hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week, recitations 2 hrs/week, laboratories 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week, laboratories 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week

3rd semester (Year 2, Fall Semester)

Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week

Duration: 1 semester

Contact hours: 3hrs/week

Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week

4th semester (Year 2, Spring Semester)

Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week
Duration: 1 semester
Contact hours: 3hrs/week