Deep integration of new computer technologies in various branches of industry, education and science requires professionals working in these areas, the new Special Education in computer science. Requires a symbiosis of one specialty in mathematical modeling in combination with computer technology. To model any process in the language of equations, the expert should have higher mathematical education, and skill, not hard to see that the need for training in such areas arose out of necessity. In 1999, after the fall of the second stage rocket "Proton K" on the territory of the Karaganda region an intergovernmental Kazakh-Russian Commission on the elimination and assessment of the environmental damage caused by accidents. At that time neither environmentalists nor chemists could find no trace of the spill toxic rocket fuel. Cope with this task mathematics involved mathematical and computer models of natural processes. Assessment of environmental damage and loss of habitat finding rocket fuel by means of computer simulation, has served as the scientific validity of a claim of Kazakhstan the Russian Space Agency, and the simulation results have been confirmed by the Russian chemist. Consequences of the accident pointed to the need for training in the field of computer simulation of complex physical processes.
In order to ensure the country's need for specialists in modern information technology on the order № 54-1 Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of December 25, 2002 on completion of the order number 85 of 19 February 2001. "On approval of the classifier training areas and specialties of higher education of Kazakhstan" was approved by the specialty "mathematical and computer modeling." Due to the emergence of a new specialty in the Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi in 2002 was organized by the Department of Computer and Computing Technologies, who oversees this specialty. Chair was appointed Zhumagulov Bakytzhan Tursynovich - Doctor of Science, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the International Engineering the Academy, Engineering Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the New York Academy of Sciences (USA), winner of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of science, technology and education, a renowned scholar in the field of applied of mathematics and information technology, a prominent social and political figure. Zhumagulov B. - One of the founders of the creation and implementation of new information technology in the petroleum industry. His scientific activity is devoted to mathematical modeling of technological processes of oil production, the creation of the computer system of the automated analysis of oil field development. 2002-2010. Acting head of the department was the doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, corresponding member of the NIA RK, professor Abdibekov Ualikhan Seydildaevich. 2010-2011. acting head of the department was the candidate of physical and mathematical sciences, associate professor Tungatarov Nurmat Nurgazievich. Since 2011, the position of acting head of the department was appointed doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor Mukanova Balgaysha Gafurovna. The teaching staff includes a 2 academicians, six doctors, three doctors PHD, nine candidates. For a short period the young department has become one of the major departments of training in computer technology. The department has the training-methodical laboratory "computing and information technology," and a scientific laboratory "Computer technology and problems in the petroleum industry," which performed research on the problems of hydrodynamics, heat - and mass transfer, and chemical kinetics, combustion, etc. The laboratory is equipped with modern computer equipment, which allows you to study at a high scientific level. The department trains specialists on computer modeling: in oil and gas production and refining, natural phenomena, physical and chemical processes and new materials.
For gifted students in study Department employs in grants to develop models of physical-chemical and technological processes of nature and the environment. Curriculum for our specialty designed to international standards with the participation of leading experts from the laboratory simulation and visualization of the University of San Diego (California) and the aerodynamics department at Cornell University (Ithaka). During training, our students learn how to work with professional operating, graphics and computing interactive systems world-class, using text and graphics processors that work with packages of applied object-oriented programs, information and image databases. In addition to mathematics, natural sciences and humanities you will learn such professional and special disciplines such as: "Internet - technology." "Computer Networks and Telecommunications" "programming languages" "Software Engineering" "Computer Organization and Systems" "Operating Systems" "Building Systems" "Foundations of Modeling" "expert systems", and many others
Future jobs for specialties: Specialists to protect the environment. Create and work with software systems. Experts in the field of biomedicine, computer tomography and diagnosis of diseases. Create and work with software systems. specialists for the chemical industry, the simulation of new materials. Create and work with software systems. Specialists for MIA - computer forensics. Specialists for MO - computer analysts on military technologies and improvements to the software maintenance. Working with software systems specialists for scientific work. Development of computer technology to replace expensive physical, chemical and biomedical experiments on a computer experiment. Create and work with software systems. experts on the computerization of industry and oil and gas subsurface. Working with software systems. Specialists for design and maintenance of corporate networks with the use of IT technology and software support. Working with software systems. specialists to work with databases in real-time, GIS technology, interactive computer graphics. Create and work with software systems. Graduates can work in institutions of higher education as a teacher of IT technology, mathematics and industrial structures associated with the use of IT technology in the industry in research and academic institutes, computer centers, engaged in the development of new information technologies, and to continue his postgraduate studies in this field. Graduates of our department at the end of training can work in all areas of applications of new computer technology, both in government and academic institutions, as well as in the financial and commercial structures. And as graduates can continue their graduate education at the doctoral and get a degree "Doctor of Philosophy» (Ph.D).