MSc in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Master of Science in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MSc-MAE) degree program is a specialized degree program offered by School of Engineering and Digital Sciences at Nazarbayev University. 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 program 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 in Kazakhstan or throughout the world.

The MSc-MAE provides a comprehensive technologic and scientific preparation for engineers in 3 (three) key areas of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering:

(a) Applied Mechanics;

(b) Energy and Thermofluids; and

(c) Engineering Design, Materials and Manufacturing,

in perfect alignment with today´s technological challenges. A set of mandatory core courses guarantees competence in advanced mathematics, the 3 (three) key areas of the program, classic and novel research methods and effective oral and written communication in the science and technology domain.

By delivering an MSc at an international standard level, we are offering our master’s students future opportunities in terms of PhD and positions in research centers, locally or abroad.

Total Number of Credits: 120 ECTS

Year 1
Year 2
Program Elective Courses

1) Area: Applied Mechanics:

  • Advanced Statistics and Probability (MMAE 700);
  • Numerical Techniques for Engineers (MMAE 701);
  • Modern Control in Aerospace Engineering (MMAE 702);
  • Flight Dynamics Principles (MMAE 708);
  • Fatigue Fracture Mechanics (MMAE 709);
  • Biomechanics (MMAE 711).

2) Area: Engineering Design, Materials, and Manufacturing:

  • Advanced Engineering Design and Manufacturing (MMAE 703);
  • Design and Manufacturing with Environmental Concern (MMAE 704);
  • Design Optimization (MMAE 705);
  • Advanced Computer Aided Engineering (MMAE 706);
  • Space Structures Design (MMAE 713).

3) Area: Energy and Thermofluids:

  • Advanced Conduction and Radiation applied to Mechanical Engineering (MMAE 715);
  • Aerospace Propulsion (MMAE 707);
  • Building Energy Analysis (MMAE 714);
  • Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction: Methods, Models and Applications (MMAE 713);
  • Renewable Energy (MSC 700).
ritish Higher School of Art and Design (BHSAD) is a partner of the University of Hertfordshire (UH) running six validated BA (Hons) programs. Upon successful completion of studies, BHSAD students are eligible to receive academic awards issued by the University of Hertfordshire and identical to those provided for UH graduates. Our students can transfer freely to UH and return back for any semester during their studies.