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Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

The PhD program in Electrical Engineering, fully taught in English, is designed to provide advanced skills and a sophisticated knowledge base at the expert level for individuals planning a career in academia, industry and research settings in any of the subfields of the Electrical engineering discipline.

The program focuses on the development of an in-depth understanding of the nature, implementation and evaluation of Electrical engineering principles and applications together with the growth of research skills. The current areas of research interest for the PhD in Electrical Engineering encompass a wide spectrum, with specific focus on priority areas for Kazakhstan, such as: power engineering; electronics, signal processing and communication, biomedical engineering, intelligent mechatronic systems, computer engineering. These areas are also aligned with well-known international research priorities, such as: Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (Information and Communication Technologies; Nanotechnologies; Advanced Materials; Advanced Manufacturing and Processing); Environment, Future and Emerging Technologies; 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 related to a variety of topics in Electrical engineering. In addition, the program will prepare graduates for careers in an industrial and academic environment in the positions of university faculty members, senior researchers, engineers; and product developers.

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General information: 

Campus: Astana, Kazakhstan

Language: English

Delivery mode: Full time, on-campus

Duration: 4 years

Total ECTS credit: 178




  • DENG-782 Research Methods & Ethics*
  • DELCE  700 Thesis Research
  • DELCE  701 Current Research Literature
  • L-8 Graduate Elective Courses



  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Renewable Energy Designer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Wind Energy Engineer
  • Automation Systems Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  •  Engineering Professor
  • HSE engineer
  • Computer Programmers
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Engineer 
  • Database Developer
  • Hardware/ Software Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Information Technologist
  • Robotics Specialist

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