7M05312 Nuclear Physics

Educational program

7M05312 Nuclear Physics

Field of education

7M05 Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics

Direction of personnel training

7M053 Physical and chemical Sciences

Group of educational programs

М090 Physics

EP purpose

Qualitative training of highly qualified specialists for the educational sphere of higher educational institutions and for conducting scientific research in the field of nuclear physics, demanded in research institutes and industrial centers in the field of nuclear energy.

The program is aimed at the formation of a professional personality specialist who is able to:

- independently set specific tasks of scientific research in the field of nuclear physics and solve them with the help of modern software;

- independently carry out scientific studies that require in-depth practical and theoretical techniques that provide the original result and carry out analysis, processing and interpretation of the results of their own scientific research;

- apply experimental, theoretical and computer research methods in the professional field;

- use the sections of nuclear physics to solve scientific and innovative problems and apply the results of scientific research in innovation activities;

- plan and organize physical research, scientific conferences and seminars; draw up scientific and technical documentation and prepare scientific and technical projects, scientific articles, reports and reports;

- to provide teaching of theoretical and practical sections of academic disciplines in the implementation of undergraduate programs in the field of physics in educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other countries based on classical and innovative teaching methods.

- build your own program of further education and research activities.

Language of education

Kazakh, Russian

Volume of the credits

120 credits

Awarded academic degree

Master of Natural Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this educational program, master students are expected to be able to:

1. perform nuclear physical calculations and processing of experimental data to describe the results obtained and establish patterns in changing the characteristics of the studied nuclear processes using analytical and statistical processing methods;

2. interpret astrophysical processes leading to nuclear fusion; apply models that describe the basic nucleon and nuclear properties; analyze the problems of nuclear physics and energy and discuss new ways to study them with the help of theory and experimental methods;

3. ensure radiation safety during operation, storage, transportation of nuclear fuel and control of parameters of accelerators and nuclear reactor core for compliance with its limits and conditions of safe operation;

4. evaluate modern scientific achievements in the field of experimental and theoretical nuclear physics, to generate new ideas for solving research and practical problems in the field of nuclear physics and energy; apply modern research methods using applied computer software packages for modeling nuclear-physical processes;

5. use specialized knowledge in the field of physics of the microworld, which will allow to successfully develop science - mastering all kinds and skills of organizing experiment and theoretical research; put into practice professional and pedagogical knowledge gained in the process of theoretical training in the chosen specialty;

6. introduce new, improved equipment for dosimetric, radiometric monitoring and measuring the neutron-physical characteristics of reactors using modern nuclear-physical methods and methods for detecting radioactive radiation with the calibration of nuclear radiation detectors;

7. process the results of the experiment and compare with theoretical and literary data; distinguish the components of the atomic nucleus and the interactions between them, classify elementary particles and nuclear states in the analysis of experimental data;

8. provide the student with methodological assistance in choosing a topic and performing the main stages of research, thesis and design works;

9. carry out nuclear physical measurements while applying technical and regulatory documents on radiation safety and original scientific literature to solve technical problems;

10. carry out radiation and environmental measurements using dosimetric, radiometric and spectrometric nuclear physics equipment

11. conduct laboratory, practical exercises in the field of physics using digital technologies, taking into account the individual characteristics of the student on the basis of developed guidelines;

12. develop methodological support for academic disciplines, for the student’s independent work, laboratory work, and educational plans in Kazakh, Russian and English based on the democratic style in relations with students, commitment to the highest social, universal and national values and observing the rules of pedagogical ethics.

For applicants


Academic activities

The academic activity of the EP is carried out in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan that regulate educational and scientific activities, as well as in accordance with the Academic Policy of the University, namely:

- within the framework of existing regulatory documents and guidelines in the field of higher education,

- within the framework of the implementation of regulatory documents governing the educational and methodological process at the university;

- generalization and dissemination of new regulatory legal acts related to methodological work;

- current and long-term planning of educational and methodological work of the university; coordination of the educational and methodological complex of the discipline of the department for compliance with regulatory legal acts, curriculum and educational program;

- monitoring the provision of the educational process with educational and methodological materials, documenting the results;

- development of teaching materials; development and implementation of the curriculum.

Scientific activity

For the implementation of the educational program at the faculty has the following laboratories: 

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Scientific directions of the Department of Theoretical and Nuclear Physics:

- Physics of the atomic nucleus and elementary particles

- Physics of accelerators and nuclear reactors

- Fundamental nuclear physics

- High energy physics

- Astrophysics

- Radiation processes and new materials

- Radioecology

- Detection, spectrometry and radiometry of ionizing radiation

- Automation of a physical experiment

- Methods of analysis, management and processing.

International activity

Master's students have the opportunity to undergo training and internship at leading universities in the world as part of the academic mobility program:

  • ·           Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia);
  • ·           International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet), Pescara, Italy;
  • ·           National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI", Moscow, Russia;
  • ·           Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, INFN, Сatania, Italy;
  • ·           Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan;
  • ·           Osaka University;
  • ·           Lebedev Physical Institute;
  • ·           Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia;
  • ·           Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Teachers of the educational program annually take part in various international scientific and practical conferences, undergo internships and advanced training in the countries of near and far abroad. They publish articles in scientific journals recommended by the Committee for Quality Assurance and Control in Education and Science and included in the SCOPUS and Web of Science.

Quality assurance (Accreditation, rating, work with employers)

The educational program in Nuclear Physics has passed the international accreditation of the ASIIN agency and the national accreditation of KazSEE. Annually takes part in the national ratings of the IAAR and IQAA. Employers are educational organizations, research institutes and laboratories and manufacturing enterprises:

  1. Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  2. Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute
  3. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  4. LLP "Physics and Technology Institute"
  5. LLP "Institute of High Technologies"
  7. NAC Kazatomprom JSC
  8. LLP "Scientific Production Association IZOTOP
  9. National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The educational program is relevant for a specific area of employment

1.in physics

2.in radioecology

3. in education.