The Institute prepares IT specialists for the information and communication sector of the economy in such specialties as computer science, cybernetics, mathematics, information security.
Institute of C&IT is a large scientific and educational center, one of the leading institutes of Satbayev University. Information and telecommunication technologies are among the priority areas for the development of science, technology, and technology and are supported by government programs. Specialties of the Institute are most in-demand in the current economic situation. Graduates work as key specialists in production companies, occupying leading positions in the technical management of the company, or they manage their own company.
The beginning of the institute can be considered 1962, when the Faculty of Automation and Computer Engineering was opened on the basis of the departments "Automation and Telemechanics" and "Computer Engineering". In 2011, during the restructuring of the university, the department institute the departments "Information Technologies", "Informatics, Software Systems and Networks", "Automation and Control", "Radio Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications", "Mathematics and Electrical Engineering".
Today there are three departments in the Institute: «Software Engineering», «Cybersecurity, Data Processing, and Information Storage», «Applied Mechanics and Engineering Graphics» and research and educational center «Mathematics and Cybernetics». The Institute develops programs that combine fundamental knowledge with modern skills and knowledge of modern information and communication technologies. Most of the institute 's teachers have academic degrees, they are Doctors of Sciences, Candidates of Sciences, Ph.D., Masters of technical sciences, specialists from production structures.
New educational programs are constantly being developed in the Institute in accordance with market demand. The Institute develops a partnership with national and international companies and leading universities in the world, using the resources of these partnerships to organize information support and experience in curriculum development. The Institute is developing programs to improve the language skills of the faculty at Cambridge University (UK).
The Institute conducts a joint teaching guide’s development. In 2017, the Institute develops a textbook on digital schemotechnics jointly with an international team. To improve the level of teaching aids, faculty of the institute attend technical educational institutions in Portugal and France. They use traditional and modern teaching technologies.
The Institute collaborates with companies such as CISCO, Kaspersky Laboratory, SearchInform, Positive Technologies, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, IBM. The Institute conducts with vendors in the field of IT and information security, providing the opportunity to use software products and training materials in the educational process.
The institute conducts a large number of training events for faculty, takes part in seminars conducted by companies in the field of IT technologies and information security: Fujitsu, Oracle, Cisco, AknurSecurity, LabKasperscky, Microsoft and others. Collaborates with departmental and enforcement agencies.
The Institute has an exchange program for students and teaching staff which invited under the program «Visiting professor». The Institute’s partners are Lublin University of Technology (Poland), University of Bielsko-Biala (Poland), University of L'Aquila (Italy), New York University, University of Windsor (Canada), National Aviation University (Ukraine), National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia), Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications n.a. O. S. Popov, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine), Caucasus University (Georgia), University Putra Malaysia, National Chiao Tung University, University of Cambridge (UK) and others.
The Institute assists students and graduates in securing career-related employment by developing industry relationships, communicating opportunities, and providing guidance and resources. Annually, they provide job fairs to help students and graduates to meet with employers. The content of the curriculum is always discussed with representatives of the companies where students undergo internships. The most talented graduates are invited to work.
The institute has an active student life, they actively participate in clubs organized within the university, in seminars, national and international scientific conferences. The Institute runs a training course «ACM SC» to improve programming skills. Students of the Institute actively participate in hackathons, olympiads, republic, and international competitions, in a different city and university events. The Institute also provides big attention to social support to help the students.