Ph.D. On Campus

Mining Engineering

Nazarbayev University

48 months
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Mining Engineering at Nazarbayev University is designed to provide advanced skills and a sophisticated knowledge base at the expert level for individuals planning a career in academic, industry and research settings in any of the subfields of the Mining Engineering discipline. 


Mining Engineering at Nazarbayev University focuses on the development of an in-depth understanding of the nature, implementation and evaluation of mining engineering principles and applications together with the growth of research skills. 

The overarching aim of the program is to develop high quality doctoral researchers who are ready and able to make a lasting contribution to addressing scientific, technological, economic, societal and environmental challenges of global significance. 

Upon completion of the PhD program, students will be capable of designing and conducting independent, innovative, original and high-quality research related to a variety of topics in mining engineering.

Career Opportunities: 

  • Industry: Geotechnical Engineer, Project and Contracts Manager, Excavation Engineer, Mechanized Excavation, Drill and Blast, Ventilation, Mining and Civil Constructions such as Dams, Highway, Mine Access and Transportation
  • Government: Mines Inspectorate, Research Developer, Leasing, Geological Surveys, Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Monitoring; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Consultant: Project Coordination, Financial Analysis, Equipment Optimization, Mining and Geotechnical Applications,
  • Business Development: National and International Consultant, Marketing
  • Academia: Teaching, Research, Recognition and Consulting

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods & Ethics
  • Statistics
  • Thesis Research
  • Advanced Mine Geomechanics 
  • Current Research Literature
  • Advanced Mining Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and a master’s (cycle-2) program in a relevant discipline.
  • A minimum CGPA of  2.75 out of a 4.00 or equivalent on applicant’s master’s degree;

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Nur-Sultan

151250 - 222349 KZT /month
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