The opening of the Department of "Chemical and Biochemical Engineering" is dictated by the accelerated pace of development of engineering biotechnology, oil and chemical industry of Kazakhstan, chemistry and technology of hydrocarbon raw materials, intensive development of new oil fields, further development of chemical, biological and biochemical technologies, wide application of petrochemical products and biotechnology in various sectors of the economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Department trains and graduates scientific, technical and engineering personnel of a wide profile in the field of chemical, biological and biochemical engineering, who successfully work in chemical and oil and gas, biotechnological and other sectors of the economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Today, the department is a leader in the field of training specialists for the petrochemical and oil and gas processing industries, engineering biotechnology in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which has extensive international relations with universities in the European Union, the USA and Asia, as well as partnerships with leading industry representatives in the oil and gas chemical industry: Atyrau Oil Refinery LLP, Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant LLP, Kazakh Gas Processing Plant LLP, Amangeldi Gas Processing Plant LLP, Fluor Corporation Company, tEngizchevroil LLP, Intergaz Central Asia JSC, Independent Center for Petroleum Products Expertise (ORGANIC) LLP. The department cooperates with the RSE "National Center of Biotechnology" of the Committee of Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, RSE "Institute of Biology and Biotechnology of Plants".
The department carries out international projects "Tempus", "Erasmus", "Newton-al-Farabi", in which students and teachers undergo internships in foreign and domestic universities and enterprises. The laboratories of the department are equipped with modern chemical-technological equipment, teaching aids, which are currently fully used in the scientific and educational process.
The department actively conducts research work within the framework of grant and program-targeted funding, focused primarily on solving urgent problems in the field of creating new materials and technologies to improve the efficiency and environmental sustainability of industrial production. At the same time, on the basis of the department, contractual projects from leading oil producing and oil refineries (Embamunaigas JSC, ANPZ LLP, PNKHZ LLP, etc.) aimed at solving complex issues of the oil industry are carried out. The active participation of students (bachelor's, master's, doctoral studies) in the performance of these research works ensures their high qualification, demand and career growth. As a result of scientific research with the participation of students, undergraduates and doctoral students, the department regularly publishes papers at international conferences, in domestic and foreign scientific journals.