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By the completion of the Petroleum Engineering program at Nazarbayev University, students will be capable of designing and conducting independent, innovative and high-quality research related to a variety of topics in Petroleum Engineering. 

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The Petroleum Engineering program 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 Petroleum Engineering. The program focuses on the enhancement of Petroleum Engineering knowledge by advanced courses and development of research skills at high level.

In addition, program graduates will be prepared for working in industrial and academic environments including positions of university faculty members, senior researchers, engineers and product developers.

Career opportunities

  • National and international oil and gas companies
  • Midstream companies (oil and gas transportation, pipelines design and management)
  • Geothermal energy companies
  • Research and development sectors in Energy
  • Academia as a teaching/ research faculty
  • Governmental sectors and private companies as consultant
  • Oil/gas and energy startups

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods & Ethics
  • Statistics
  • Thesis Research
  • Advanced Well Engineering
  • Current Research Literature
  • Advanced Reservoir Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

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;
  • the required level of English proficiency is an overall IELTS test score of 6.5 (with sub-score requirements no less than 6.0), or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;

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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