Institute of Energy and Mechanical Engineering named after A. Burkitbayev


In 1975, The Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education (MHSSE) of the KazSSR, at the request of the Academic Council of KazPTI named after V.I. Lenin and the rector prof. Ashimov A.A. made a decision to open specialties "Mechanical engineering technology" and "Machines and technology of Metal forming by pressure". The first set of training groups Mechanical engineering technology (MET75) and Metal forming by pressure (MFP75) was held. Department of "Technology of Mechanical Engineering" (TME), which was part of the metallurgical faculty, the newly formed Department of "Machines and technology of Metal forming by pressure" (МТ MFP), together with the general educational departments "Resistance of materials", "Machine parts and design bases" (MP DB), "Descriptive geometry and graphics" (DG G) and "Theoretical mechanics" (TM) formed the basis of the mechanical engineering faculty of KazPTI named after. V.I. Lenin. The first dean was Meiram Kurmangalievich Kurmangaliev - the oldest employee of KazPTI, labor veteran, veteran of the Great Patriotic War, Honorary Professor of our university.

Kurmangaliev M.K., Tusupbekov M.R., Orlov P.G., Urazbaeva B.K. made a great contribution to the opening and organization of the engineering faculty and the creation of graduating departments and with the support of professors of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University Ovchinnikov A.G., Popov E.A., Kondratenko V.G., Korsakov V.S., Pronikov A.S., Kosilova A.G., Khrunichev Yu. A., Lipgart A.D., Melnikov V.N., Kondakov A.B. and others. School of MSTU named after Bauman, Construction machine Institute passed and defended dissertations of Syzdykbekov N.T., Kerimzhanova M.F., Tulekbaev E.T.,  Ilyasov M.Sh,  Kenbaev A.S. and etc.

Many enterprises of the industry participated in the organization of the Faculty of Engineering, they transferred machine tools, presses, test equipment, installed and debugged the entire fleet of equipment. There were three forms of education at the faculty: full-time, evening and correspondence. Many of the current specialists of industrial enterprises have completed the evening form of training and became engineers at factories in Almaty and the region.

At the Almaty Heavy Machine Building Plant - AZTM, there was a branch of the Department of "Machines and technology of Metal forming by pressure" (МТ MFP), whose tasks were to train specialists in continuous metalworking processes. It was real dual training in a production environment.

From 1982 to 1987, the faculty was headed by B.K. Urazbayev, professor of KazNTU, academician of the International Academy of Informatization, candidate of technical sciences.

In 2000, the faculty was transformed into the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Technologies and Ecology, and in April 2003, the Institute of Mechanical Engineering was created in the structure of KazNTU.

2000-2002 the Institute was headed by Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Technical Sciences, prof. Baigunchekov Zh.Zh., 2002-2003 Doctor of Chemical Sciences prof. Aliev N.O.

From 1987 to 2000, and from 2003 -2011, the faculty, then the Institute of Mechanical Engineering was headed by Associate Professor, Candidate of Technical Sciences Pavel Georgievich Yesyrev.

Since 2011, Turdaliev Auezkhan Turdalievich Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor has become the director of the already renamed  to The Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE).

In 2016, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Baigunchekov Zhumadil Zhanabaevich was appointed director. The institute was named after the first rector of our university, Ashir Burkitbaev (1934-1936).

2017–2018, the director was Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Kaltaev Aydarkhan Zhusupbekovich, since July 2019, the Institute of Industrial Engineering was transformed into the Institute of Industrial Automation and Digitalization, he was director from 2018 to 2021. Omarbekov Beknur Orazgalievich Doctor of PhD.

From September 01, 2021, the Institute is headed by Kassym Koptleuevich Yelemessov, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Mining Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Institute trains specialists in mechanical engineering for many industries, such as mechanical engineering, energy, oil and gas chemical industry, machine tools, robotics and vehicles, automotive and tractor engineering. Specialists are trained in the field of strength, reliability of technical systems for their safe operation.

The Institute has half a century of experience in scientific and pedagogical activity and is rightfully considered the forge of engineering personnel in Kazakhstan. Thanks to the work of the teachers of the institute, the industrial potential of Almaty, in the factories of which most of the graduates of the institute work, still remains one of the most powerful in the republic.

The structure of the Institute today includes 5 departments "Energetics", "Technological Machines and Transport", "Mechanical Engineering, Standardization, Certification and Metrology", "Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Graphics", "Engineering Mechanics and Modeling".

Training of specialists is carried out by qualified professors, associate professors and production specialists in the state and Russian languages. Students gain knowledge about modern technologies of mechanical engineering, based on the ability to work with CAD programs as a designer and technologist, master the formation of control programs for all types of machine tools with numerical control, in the field of energy, technological machines and equipment, innovative technologies in the field of operation and repair of mining, metallurgical and oil and gas machines capable of realizing their professional knowledge, skills and abilities in public and private management, mining and metallurgical and oil and gas enterprises, public and research organizations of any form of ownership. The institute's specialties are internationally accredited by the German accreditation agency ASIIN (Germany), by the Independent Kazakh Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IKAQAE) and by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR).

The Institute has 30 specialized laboratories and rooms equipped with the necessary equipment and instruments, computers and software. In training, students use the latest international CAD systems such as ADEM, SolidWorks, AutoDesk, Compass 3D, MSC Nastran, Comsol multiphisics, and APM WinMachine; study industrial technologies and equipment based on computer technologies and 3D scanning technologies; conversion of results into 3D drawings, their production on 3D printers.

The Institute interacts with many foreign technical universities: exchange of faculty and students, internship for doctoral students, foreign practice of undergraduates, joint development of curricula for organizing two-degree education, discussions on educational problems, etc.

The Institute maintains contacts with professors from many foreign universities: TFH University Georg Agricola (Germany), Pennsylvania State University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, National TechInstitute of Calicut (India) University de Loraine, AGH University of Science and Technology, CAUST, University of Texas, Braunswille, University of Science and Technology Liaoning, China, University of Siegen, Germany, Technological University of Czestochowa, Technical University, Tallinn, Valencia Politechnical University, Spain, University of Cassino from South Lazio, Electrotechnical Institute Poland, Warsaw city, FTI after AF Ioffe RAS, Poitiers University, France, University of Beira Interior, Loughborough University, with the Magdeburg Technical University, the University of Aveiro (Portugal), with the Stanford University (USA), with the leading technical universities of the CIS countries: MSTU after N.E. Bauman (Moscow), Ural Federal University named after N.E. B. Yeltsin (Yekaterinburg), Moscow Automobile and Highway State Technical University, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI", Siberian State Automobile and Highway Academy, MSTU "Stankin", Tomsk Polytechnic University, Penza State University, and St. Petersburg State University telecommunications etc.

Graduates work as mechanical engineers of a wide profile, designers, work in many industries in Kazakhstan and abroad. They are in demand in the machine-building and transport industries, at enterprises for the production of functional, metallic and nanoscale materials, in design bureaus, research institutes, and occupy leading positions in government agencies.

This is the history of our institute, which has almost half a century of experience in scientific and pedagogical activity within the walls of the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute V.I Lenin, now renamed into the Kazakh National Research Technical University named after  K.I.Satpayev - Satpayev University.

Objective: To provide students with high quality, practice-oriented education. Providing sectors of the economy with competitive personnel with higher and postgraduate education.

Objectives: Providing high-quality training of highly qualified competitive personnel. Modernization of the content of educational programs of higher and postgraduate education, taking into account global trends.

The educational mission of the Institute:

  • training of highly qualified specialists using advanced training technologies and modern educational infrastructure, accumulation and dissemination of natural science and technical knowledge;
  • formation of students ' professional, informational, communicative, methodological and ideological competencies necessary for them and the community, taking into account the dynamically changing needs of the labor market, while preserving and multiplying universal moral and cultural values


  • implementation of educational, methodological, research activities in the field of higher and postgraduate education on the basis of integration of the science of education and production.
  • which can ensure high quality of education and sustainable development of the institute


  • transition from highly specialized models of education to more universal ones;
  • integration of education and scientific research;
  • informatization of education and introduction of innovative learning technologies;
  • student-centered learning;
  • ensuring the quality of teaching;
  • implementation of quality control of teaching;
  • stimulating effective teaching, providing opportunities for strengthening the academic competencies of teachers.

The main directions of this plan are:

  • Equipping departments with digital infrastructure and modern material and technical base.
  • Strengthening the intellectual potential of science.
  • Modernization and digitization of scientific infrastructure.
  • Improving the effectiveness of scientific research and ensuring integration into the scientific sp Departments and laboratories.
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