Innovative educational program trains personnel focused on scientific, experimental research, and pedagogical activity in the field of information support for town-design plans, programs, projects, and labor at industrial enterprises. Graduates are awarded PhD academic degree.
One of the most promising specialties in the industry, which is moving to a new level of technology that require high efficiency and exceptional data accuracy, is satellite navigation, digital mapping, remote sensing of the Earth, aerospace technology.
Doctoral students are studying new methods of determining objects’ location and their management in space and time, creation of modern technologies relating geodesic software, digital maps of various purposes and scales, and other cartographic products. Much attention is paid to intellectual entrepreneurship, applied projects’ elaborations for real economy and the launched projects’ commercialization.
Doctoral students are actively involved in research projects under foreign consultants’ guidance. Plans for doctoral studies include mandatory internship at leading foreign universities. Two scientific advisors, a national and a foreign one, supervise dissertation work and its defense.
Doctoral students undergo research, teaching and research practice at enterprises of “Kazgorproekt”, “Kazakhaltyn”, “Kazphosphate”, “Metrokurylys”, “Interrin”, “Kazakhmys”, “Kazchrome”, “Kazzinc”, “KazMinerals”, “Altyntau Resources”, “Kazakhvzryvprom ”, at RK National Center for Integrated Mineral Processing, Kunayev Mining Institute.
Doctoral students undergo internships at Technical University of Freiberg Mining Academy (Germany), Colorado Mining School (USA), Moscow State Mining University, St. Petersburg Mining University, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Beijing Mining and Technology University (China), Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys.
Graduates work as teachers, researchers at exploratory centers, universities, national and private companies and other organizations conducting research, design and educational activities in various economy sectors.