PhD in Robotics Engineering Nazarbayev University
- An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
- A Master’s degree or equivalent. During the application period, final-year students may submit official current transcript for consideration.
- A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00.
- English proficiency:
- Overall IELTS test score of 6.5 (with sub-scores no less than 6.0) or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;
- Candidates can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:
- one of their earlier academic degrees was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;
- an undergraduate and/or graduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English.
- Strong reading, analytical, and mathematical skills as demonstrated by GMAT or GRE test (recommended);
- High motivation and strong interest in the Program as outlined in a statement of purpose.
Scholarships and Funding
Merit-based scholarships are available.
The 1st year of the program consists of compulsory core and elective courses. The focus of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years is Thesis Research work.
- Thesis Research
- Research Methods & Ethics*
- Current Research Literature
- 6 Elective Courses
Robotics applications vary widely. Robots are used in the automotive, aerospace, metals, nuclear, mining, textile, and computer industries, among others. The robotics engineer must determine the particular needs of each application and customize the robot accordingly. Most robotics engineers are employed by private robot manufacturers or robot users. Some engineers work in military and space programs. Others work for colleges and universities or vocational and trade schools.
- Robotics Engineer
- Mechatronics Engineer
- Maintenance Technician
- Machine Operator
- Research Assistant
- Project Engineer
- Field Service Technician
Teaching assistant or research assistant positions on campus