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Robotics Engineering

Nazarbayev University

48 months
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Robotics Engineering at Nazarbayev University  is designed to provide advanced skills and a sophisticated knowledge for individuals planning a career in academia, industry and research settings in any subfield of robotics.  

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Robotics Engineering at Nazarbayev University  focuses on the development of an in-depth understanding of the nature, implementation, and evaluation of robotics principles and applications together with the growth of research skills. The current areas of research interest for the PhD in Robotics Engineering encompass a wide spectrum, with specific focus on priority areas for Kazakhstan, such as intelligent systems, industrial automation, human-robot interaction, and medical & rehabilitation robotics.

These areas are also aligned with the well-known international research priorities, such as: Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (Information and Communication Technologies; Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, Robotics); Health, demographic change and wellbeing (Improving diagnosis; Innovative treatments and technologies; Integrated, sustainable, citizen-centered care). 

By the completion of the PhD program, students will be capable of designing and conducting independent, innovative, original and high-quality research in robotics engineering. In addition, the program will prepare graduates for careers in industrial and academic environments, e.g., as university faculty members, senior researchers, engineers, and product developers.

The program aims to prepare:

  • specialists for advanced careers in (national and multinational) industry and academia in Kazakhstan, in neighboring countries and internationally;
  • future policy and decision-makers for careers in governmental agencies, public service, and the social economy, in Kazakhstan, and globally;
  • entrepreneurs who will be able to promote advanced and innovative science-rich technologies anywhere in the world;
  • a new generation of commercially aware and technologically advanced scientists and technologists to lead future developments in robotics;
  • future academics and researchers in robotics engineering for careers as specialists in universities of Kazakhstan and other parts of the world.

Programme Structure

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Review, analyse, and evaluate the body of scientific literature in their field of study in Robotics Engineering
  • Develop and implement research methodologies in the field of Robotics Engineering
  • Plan, develop, analyse and communicate research in writing and verbally independently
  • Generate original knowledge and understanding in their area of specialization within Robotics Engineering 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • To learn more about the tuition fee applicable to this programme, please visit the university website
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Living costs for Nur-Sultan

151250 - 222349 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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