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Nazarbayev University M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering
Nazarbayev University

M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering

Astana, Kazakhstan

2 Years


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Biomedical Engineering is a relatively new field that bridges the traditional disciplines of engineering and Medicine. Examples of Biomedical engineering contributions are the development of pacemakers, high-tech machinery for blood dialysis, and systems for medical imaging through X-ray or magnetic resonance tomography.

Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary specialty that applies engineering principles to solve clinical problems. This discipline commonly deals with medical therapies, monitoring devices, and diagnostic tools. The contributions of biomedical engineering to society have grown rapidly since WW II. In fact, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) recently listed the most prominent modern-day technologies and applications that have come about as a result of biomedical engineering. These include:

  • Artificial organs, like pacemakers, hearing aids, synthetic blood vessels, and hemodialysis systems.
  • Computer modeling of bodily systems, such as renal function and blood pressure machines.
  • Medical imaging, includes MRIs, X-ray tomography, ultrasound, positron emission tomography, and more.

Other applications of biomedical engineering include biomaterials design, regenerative engineering, sports medicine, and advanced therapeutic devices. Furthermore, smart technologies are becoming significant in healthcare. For instance, smart technologies allow the use of real-time analysis to assist doctors and physicians in diagnosing illnesses, but also in using analytics to assist with the provision of care. Some of these capabilities may be present in machines or equipment designed by biomedical engineers.

General information

  • Campus: Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Language: English
  • Delivery mode: Full-time, on-campus
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Total ECTS credits: 120

School of Engineering and Digital Sciences

Nazarbayev University’s School of Engineering and Digital Sciences (NU SEDS) has designed all of its programs to revolutionize the traditional engineering and science learning environment of lectures and laboratories to include modern components that engage students in project-based exercises in critical thinking.

As world-class leaders in STEM education, all NU SEDS graduates enter the global marketplace as highly skilled experts in their chosen field of study. Our graduates go on to become innovators who overcome the obstacles in Central Asia and Eurasia’s advanced technology industries.

The SEDS promotes a mission of utilizing advanced technologies and research to shape student expertise and train them in critical thinking and inventive design.

Graduates of NU SEDS are coveted in the global engineering and digital science community because of our students’ interdisciplinary perspectives essential to advancing modern industry and infrastructure.

Strategic partners of Nazarbayev University

  • Duke University, Fuqua School of Business (USA)
  • The National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore)
  • The University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • The University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Colorado School of Mines (USA)
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
  • The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (USA)
  • The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
  • The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (USA)



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