6М070400 Computer systems and software

Program description


Academic degree: Master’s

Mode: full-time / blended

Duration of study: applied - 1 year (3 semesters) / scientific and pedagogical - 2 years (4 semesters)

Language: English

Location: Almaty, Mynbaev 46 

In our university we provide two versions of the CSS program: 

• 1 year applied masters (3 semesters)

• 2 year research masters (4 semesters)

The applied masters program proposes concentration in learning Data Science courses and becoming Data Scientist. It contain various courses on mathematical aspects of data science, wrangling and collecting data, storage and manipulation of data, data analysis, and various specialized courses like machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, etc. This program is oriented for person who wants to acquire masters degree and broaden his knowledge in Data Science. 

The research masters program consist of three different Tracks:

• Cyber Security and DevOps

• Data Scientist

• IoT Specialist

All tracks share huge set of courses, but specialized in 7 elective courses. Research masters is focused on preparing researchers who will focus on new trends and have analytical skills to read and apply papers from international scientists. To apply for this program bachelor must have strong programming background because most of the courses are focused on using programming languages to implement various algorithms instead of learning programming language itself. Knowledge of Python, Java, C/C++ programming languages is preferred. This program is suitable for Computer Science bachelor degree owners who would like to get deeper understanding of new trends of computer science and probably continue education in PhD. For this program, there is an opportunity to get State Grant from Ministry of Education.


Degree’s advantages


Some courses are given online from professionals around the globe.

Various certification opportunities like: RedHat certification, SAS certification, etc.

Opportunity to participate to MIT organized Machine Learning trainings.

Graduation thesis will be reviewed by abroad professors.

On-site courses are conducted on the Almaty city premises.

Opportunity to request for online (blended) education, suitable only for paid students and if there is great demand. Student will come only for session period to submit final exams.

Education language is English.


Main disciplines

Within the first semester students study fundamental courses mandatory by specialty. Starting from the 2nd semester these elective courses are available: 

• Introduction to Cyber Security

• Data collection, wrangling, analysis and visualization

• Machine Learning 

• BigData Analytics

• RedHat - System Administration (III + OpenStack)

• Advanced Application and Network Security

• Math for Data Science 

• Deep Learning

• Computer Vision

• Natural Language Processing

• Advanced Digital Design with FPGA

• Networking in IoT

• IoT in industry

• RedHat - System Administration (I + II)


Condition of admission


Bachelor degree in technical specialty

Sufficient level of English language

Will to study hard to achieve goals


Program for:

  • IT specialists who wants to deepen their knowledge
  • Scientists who wants to get skills in data analysis


Admission questions

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  • SDU entrance examination will be

  • on Sunday, August 19th at 10am in Room D2 (SDU campus, Kaskelen)
  • on Monday, August 20th at 10am in Room D2 (SDU campus, Kaskelen)



Accepting the appeals will take place on Tuesday, August 21st at 10am in Room D2 (SDU campus, Kaskelen)




Program coordinator

Andrey Bogdanchikov

PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Sciences

+7 727 307 95 60, (538)



Admission Office

+7 727 307 95 65



International Relations Office

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