The Department of Geodesy and Cartography originates from the Department of Engineering Geodesy, established at the Tselinograd Engineering and Construction Institute (CICI) in 1965. The department was a service and served a wide range of technical specialties.
In the early 1990s, due to a decrease in the number of students and the number of teaching staff, the department was joined to the Department of Building Materials.
From the end of 2008, a new history of the department begins, when by the order of the Rector of ENU. L.N. Gumilyov on the basis of the Department "Construction" and "Transport Systems" was established the department "Engineering Graphics and Geodesy."
In 2009, the first enrollment in the specialty of bachelor's degree “Geodesy and Cartography” was held.
In 2010, the department opened a master's degree in geodesy.
In 2011 due to the reorganization of the Faculty of Civil Engineering
In 2012, the first graduate students graduated
In 2013 - the first graduation of bachelors
In 2015, the department moved from the CICI building, where she spent exactly 50 years, to the new building of ULC No. 1.
Since October 2015, he has headed the department of “Geodesy and Cartography”, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Professor Zh. M. Aukazhieva is an active social activist and organizer.
The department of "Geodesy and Cartography" actively participates in the public life of the university. Students of the department constantly take prizes at sports events of various levels, including international ones.
An important factor is the cooperation of the Faculty of Architecture and Construction of the L.N.Gumilyov ENU with other universities implementing an educational program in the specialty "Geodesy and Cartography" and "Geodesy" or specialties similar in content.
The list of universities includes: Kaznit, KazGASA, KarTU, Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies (SSUGiT), Moscow State Institute of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU).
In cooperatіon with these higher educational institutions, the following are implemented: internal and external mobility of students; invitations of leading scientists; scientific internships of students, teachers; exchange of experience, etc.
The Department of Geodesy and Cartography is working on the development of academic mobility. Scientific and educational ties have been established with foreign universities and research centers of the near and far abroad.
From September 02 to December 20, 2021, lectures were delivered to the students of the department by the Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of the Michigan Technological University (USA) R. Schultz.
From November 23 to December 20, 2021, lectures were delivered for students of the department by Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of SSUGiT (Novosibirsk, Russia) A.A. Sholomitsky.
At the department "Geodesy and Cartography" the work of the branches of the department on the basis of existing enterprises has been activated. Namely, on the basis of a memorandum between the Eurasian National University (ENU) them. L.N. Gumilyov Department of Geodesy and Cartography and JSC NC Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary (ҚҒС), KhIE Kazakhstan LLP, RSE Gosgradkadastr concluded an agreement on the creation of branches of the Department of Geodesy and Cartography of ENU at the enterprise.
As part of the training program for the space industry of Kazakhstan, students of the department undergo industrial and pre-diploma practice at the National Space Center. On the basis of cooperation agreements from January 2016, students and undergraduates are trained in practice at JSC “NC“ Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary ”.