Department of Physics
BSc in Physics
Nazarbayev University Physics program is designed utilizing the recommendations and guidelines by relevant professional organizations such as the American Physics Society (APS), the UK Institute of Physics (IoP), the ABET Accreditation and several universities’ physics departments, and submitted for quality review and approval by the SSH Curriculum Committee. The program structure is in compliance with the general criteria as established under the European Consortium for Accreditation guidelines (otherwise known as the “Bologna Accords”), adopted by the Republic of Kazakhstan, where students are required to spend between 1500-1800 hour workload per academic year.

The educaitonal objectives of the Physics program at the NU are for our graduates to aspire to:
  • Lead a successful career as scientifically and technologically well-informed and ethical graduate students, researchers, educators, academics, and entrepreneurs
  • Contribute to technological growth, establishment of a knowledge-based economy, development of policies and decision-making in government agencies and public service in Kazakhstan
  • Dedicate themselves to lifelong learning and continuing professional development to meet complex and rapidly evolving technological and societal challenges in the country and Internationally

The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Physics program at Nazarbayev University provides enrolled students with an extensive understanding of the fundamental laws of physics. Students also learn to maximize their abstract reasoning skills and the particulars of creative science using mathematical, computational, and experimental approaches.

Our graduates with a BSc in Physics degree from NU School of Sciences and Humanities are prepared for careers and graduate studies in the physical sciences and engineering in the country and abroad. Additionally, we expose our students to working environments through academic and industrial research to become graduates primed for careers and opportunities that require them to work among teams and exhibit sound communication skills.
Students will develop comprehensive understanding of the fundamental laws of physics, abstract reasoning ability and creative scientific approach supplemented by mathematical, computational and experimental skills. Students are also expected to develop a mature understanding of their personal strengths and interests in physics research and beyond.

The Program will prepare students for national and international careers and/or graduate studies in diverse areas of physical sciences and engineering. Additional outcomes preparing students for modern science and technology careers will include the ability to work effectively within a team, strong scientific communication skills, and exposure to academic and/or industrial research environments.

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