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Robotics Engineering, Bachelor of Science 

The BSc in Robotics is a revolutionary, four-year program that implements the latest technologies in robotics never before offered in Kazakhstan. This program prepares students for future ventures and graduate work as innovative problem-solvers.

Robotics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering, combining mechanical, electrical, computer and systems engineering in order to design and manufacture highly technological and complex systems such as robots, prostheses, medical devices and electric cars. Nowadays, robotics is on the verge of rapid growth driven by both supply and demand. The supply side is driven by decreasing cost and increasing availability of different types of sensors, computing devices, and actuators. The demand side is driven by national needs for defense and security, healthcare, automation, customized manufacturing, and interactive entertainment. Therefore, there is a clear need for a specialized university program preparing engineers capable of designing, implementing and working with modern robotic and mechatronics systems in industry and other sectors of society. The students of the Robotics program acquire their skills both based on the understanding of theoretical concepts, and on an extensive hands-on experience in the teaching and research labs of the department. Students can be involved in the research activities of the faculty members during summer internships, and/or during their graduation projects. The program, running since Academic year 2011/12, is the nation’s first undergraduate Robotics degree program, and has also been one of the first Robotics programs in the world. The program educates young engineers for working with robotic and mechatronic systems in different industries, creating local robotics and mechatronics companies and preparing them for graduate work. Robotics students have access to state-of-the-art facilities available at the department. NU SEDS has laboratory facilities with modern tools and technologies for students to participate in the Student Robotics Club as collaborators in faculty research projects and industrial internships. Graduates can transition into a career as an engineer of advanced technology systems in industrial and research-focused enterprises or continue their education in a graduate program.

More information is available on the NU SEDS website: https://seds.nu.edu.kz/bachelor_in_re

 

General information: 

Campus: Astana, Kazakhstan

Language: English

Delivery mode: Full time, on-campus

Duration: 4 years

Total ECTS credit: 246

 

Courses

Year 1

  • MATH 161 Calculus I
  • MATH 162 Calculus II
  • PHYS 161 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I with Laboratory
  • PHYS 162 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II with Laboratory
  • CSCI 151 Programming for Scientists and Engineers
  • CSCI 152 Performance and Data Structures
  • HST 100 History of Kazakhstan or WCS 150 Rhetoric and Composition
  • HST 100 History of Kazakhstan or WCS 150 Rhetoric and Composition

Year 2

  • ROBT 201 Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics
  • ROBT 202 System Dynamics and Modeling
  • ROBT 203 Electrical and Electronic Circuits I with Laboratory
  • ROBT 204 Electrical and Electronic Circuits II with Laboratory
  • ROBT 205 Signals and Sensing with Laboratory
  • ROBT 206 Microcontrollers with Laboratory
  • MATH 273 Linear Algebra with Applications
  • MATH 274 Introduction to Differential Equations
  • 200-level Writing and Communication core course

Year 3

  • ROBT 301 Mechanical Design with CAD and Machining Laboratory
  • ROBT 312 Robotics I: Kinematics and Dynamics
  • ROBT 303 Linear Control Theory with Laboratory
  • ROBT 304 Electromechanical Systems with Laboratory
  • Math 321 Probability
  • ROBT 391 Research Methods
  • Natural Science Elective*
  • Technical Elective
  • Kazakh Language
  • Kazakh Language

 

Year 4

  • ROBT 403 Robotics II: Control, Modeling and Learning
  • ROBT 402 Robotic/Mechatronic System Design
  • ROBT 491 Capstone Project I
  • ROBT 491 Graduation Project II
  • PHIL 210 Ethics
  • Technical Elective
  • Natural Science Elective*
  • BUS 101 Core Course in Social Science Elective

 

 

Career

  • Robotics Engineering Professor
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Electromechanical and Robotics Technician
  • Software/ Hardware Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Computer Scientists
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Algorithms Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Electromechanical Engineer


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