School of Engineering and Digital Sciences
Nazarbayev University’s School of Engineering and Digital Sciences (NU SEDS) has designed all of its programs to revolutionize the traditional engineering and science learning environment of lectures and laboratories to include modern components that engage students in project-based exercises in critical thinking.
As world-class leaders in STEM education, all NU SEDS graduates enter the global marketplace as highly skilled experts in their chosen field of study. Our graduates go on to become innovators who overcome the obstacles in Central Asia and Eurasia’s advanced technology industries.
The SEDS promotes a mission of utilizing advanced technologies and research to shape student expertise and train them in critical thinking and inventive design.
Graduates of NU SEDS are coveted in the global engineering and digital science community because of our students’ interdisciplinary perspectives essential to advancing modern industry and infrastructure.
About the program
Civil & Environmental engineers are involved in almost every aspect of our daily lives. They shape the environment in which we live on both the micro and macro scales by designing, constructing and operating various types of public and private facilities such as roads, bridges, water & energy systems, ports, railways, airports, and residential complexes.
The Civil & Environmental Engineering degree program is based on an innovative curriculum of systems-based education (where engineering problems are tackled in an integrated way), combined with specializations in the disciplines of civil & environmental engineering.
Campus: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Delivery mode: Full time, on-campus
Duration: 4 years
Total ECTS credits: 248
The Capstone Project is a 2-semester common course for all engineering programs which spans across the fall and spring semesters of the same academic year. The importance of the Capstone project is reflected in the total number of credits it carries, being 12 ECTS which are equivalent to two standard-sized courses.
One of the important features of the Capstone Project is “learning by doing”. It is intended to be a platform for the students to develop their intellectual and innovative abilities and to give them the opportunities to integrate and apply the knowledge and analytical skills gained in previous stages of the study. It should also provide students with opportunities to develop their problem-solving skills and communication skills. The process from concept to final implementation and testing, through problem identification and the selection of appropriate solutions, will be practiced by the students.
English Language Requirements
IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub-score) or
TOEFL IBT – 79-93 (Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking – no less than 18, Writing - no less than 21) or
TOEFL PBT – 574-599
SAT Subject Test – Chemistry and Biology with at least 600 in each subject;
SAT Reasoning Test – no less than 1240. An essay is required, no minimum scoreor
ACT – composite score no less than 27. Writing part is required, no minimum score
Work after graduation
Possible career destinations:
Civil Engineering Technicians
Urban and Regional Planners
Strategic partners of Nazarbayev University
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business (USA)
The National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore)
The University of Pennsylvania (USA)
The University of Cambridge (UK)
Colorado School of Mines (USA)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (USA)
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (USA)