The Institute trains specialists for many industries, such as energy, electronics and communications, automation, robotics, industrial engineering, and additive manufacturing.
The Institute has half a century of experience in scientific and pedagogical activities and is considered to be the forge of engineers in Kazakhstan. The Institute was founded in 1977. The first Dean, Kurmangaliev M. K. was a veteran of labor, veteran of the Great Patriotic War, Honorary Professor of KazNRTU named after K. I. Satbayev.
In July 2011, the Institute was renamed as "Institute of Industrial Engineering named after A. Burkitbayev". After the restructuring of the University, the "Institute of Industrial Automation and Digitalization" was created.
Since 2018, the Institute is headed by a PhD Omarbekov Beknur Orazaliyevich.
The structure of the Institute currently includes 5 departments: "Energy", "Electronics, Telecommunications and Space Technology", "Automation and Control", "Robotics and Automation Equipment", "Industrial Engineering".
Training of specialists is conducted by qualified professors, associate professors and production specialists in the state and Russian languages. Students gain knowledge of modern technologies of mechanical engineering, instrumentation, robotics and production automation based on the ability to work on CAD programs as a designer and technologist, master the formation of control programs for all types of machine tools with numerical control, as well as 3D technologies such as 3D scanning and 3D printing.
The Institute's specialties are internationally accredited by the ASIIN Agency (Germany) and the Independent Kazakhstan Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IKAQA) and in the Independent Agency of Accreditation and Rating (IAAR).
The Institute actively conducts international activities and maintains close ties with institutions in the USA, Europe, Russia, and others, such as the Fraunhofer IPA Institute of Industrial Engineering and Automation, Magdeburg Technical University, Aveiro University (Portugal), and Stanford University (USA).
Students complete research internships at Tokai University, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Faculty (Poland), Lublin University of Technology, Alem International (Japan), National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (Russia), National Research Technological University "MISIS", Berlin Technical University (Germany), South China University of Technology, China University of Science and Technology, Northwestern Polytechnic University.
Students undergo practical training at enterprises and plants in Kazakhstan: NC "KEGOC", "Karachaganakpetroliumopereiting B. V.", JSC "Kirov machine-building plant", JSC "Electroshield", JSC "Kentau Transformer Plant", JSC "Almaty Fan Plant", JV "Kazelektroprivod", JSC "National center of Expertise and Certification", "Saiman Corporation", "MEDREMZAVOD", LLP "Energy Almaty LTD", JSC "Kazakhtelecom", JSC "Alma Telecommunications Kazakhstan", LLP "Mobile Telecom-service", JSC "Volkovgeologiya", "Hoffman Aluminum" Plant, "Karaganda Foundry and Machine Plant", etc.
Graduates of the Institute work in Almaty, JSC "Almatyenergoservice", LLP "Saiman Corporation", LLP "MEDREMZAVOD", JSC "Kirov Machine-Building Plant", "Almaty Heavy Engineering Plant (AZTM)", JSC "Almaty Fan Plant", as well as in various industrial and scientific organizations.