Institution Nazarbayev University School of Engineering and Digital Sciences

Country: Kazakhstan

Location: Nur-Sultan

Type: Bachelor, Phd, Master


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Description: Background and Rationale Kazakhstan is now knocking on the door of being a developed country and has the potential to be so soon, based on the estimation of reserves in oil, gas, and minerals. Now civil engineers and chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineers are setting the ground and developing engineering to enhance the country. The development of the natural resources has been the basis for the economic growth of Kazakhstan, however the other side of this development, the environmental issues have been always segregated and forgotten for a long time. Now it is time for civil and environmental engineers to do their pivotal roles, i.e. the natural resources should be wisely and properly developed by the engineers to prevent their extinctions under a fair environmental protection regime. We believe that the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and its relevant disciplines are required to produce the essential engineering education for students and training programs for site professionals and to harbor and carry out significant research projects to solve serious impending environmental disasters such as climate change and global contaminant transport, threatening the longevity of the earth and human well-being. Consequently, we believe that the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department plays critical and proper roles for the society of Kazakhstan by focusing on the expertise of the faculty members, developed ABET-based core courses, and relevant research projects. Aims The aims of the Program are: 1.Acquire a strong fundamental scientific and technological knowledge base with critical thinking skills necessary for life-long learning and to pursue a variety of civil and environmental engineering careers in industry, academic, and government within Kazakhstan or abroad; 2.Apply engineering skills incorporating the use of standards, computers, experiments, and realistic constraints to analyze, design, and solve problems associated with the civil and environmental engineering profession; 3.Understand the role as civil engineers, the moral obligations, ethical standards, and professional integrity of civil and environmental engineering practice and have an awareness of safety, legal, environmental, and social impact on the role of the engineering professional in a multicultural, global economy 4.Develop the foundation for leadership through the abilities to communicate technical and professional information effectively, as well as to work independently or as a member in a team. Learning Outcomes of the Program On successful completion of the BEng (Hons) in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering students will be able to: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics; An ability to apply the engineering design process to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health and safety, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, economic, and other factors, as appropriate to the discipline; An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences; An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts; An ability to recognize the ongoing need to acquire new knowledge, to choose appropriate learning strategies, and to apply this knowledge; An ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team that establishes goals, plans tasks, meets deadlines, and creates a collaborative and inclusive environment. CAPSTONE PROJECT 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 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.