Ⅰ. Requirements for Completion

Requirements Program Master’s Doctoral Integrated Master’s/Doctoral
Total Credits in Major 24 36 54
Credits in CBE Major Courses 15 18 30
Research Seminar Course Master’s Research Course(CBE732) (during 2nd year) Doctoral Research Course(CBE817) (during 2nd year) Doctoral Research Course(CBE817) (during 2nd year)
Essentially Required Courses at least 2 subjects at least 2 subjects at least 2 subjects
Graduate Seminar Course (CBE751~754) over 3 credits (over 1 semester, Not to be exceeded 6 credits) over 3 credits (over 1 semester, Not to be exceeded 6 credits) over 6 credits (over 2 semesters)
Cumulative GPA 3.0 or above 3.0 or above 3.0 or above
Duration of Coursework 2 years 2 years 4 years (can be shortened to 3 years)

  • All students should complete the ‘Research Guidance (DKK500)’ every semester. Credits received for this course are not included in the above table.
  • Courses taken in other departments under the guidance of the tutor professor are acknowledged as credits for majors.
  • As for Essentially-Required Courses, students must take at least two courses among Chemical Reaction Engineering, Transport Phenomena, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Biochemical Engineering and Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics(1 or 2).
  • Integrated master’s/doctoral students who want to graduate early should complete all the academic requirements with a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 and 12 credits from Research Guidance.

Ⅱ. Comprehensive Exam (Oral)

Program Eligibility for Exam Date of Examination Subjects of the Exam
Master’s Completed at least 18 credits GPA 3.0 or higher -Spring: early April (application due: mid March)
-Fall: early October (application due: mid September)
-Chemical Reaction Engineering
-Transport Phenomena
-Chemical Engineering Themodynamics
-Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathmatics(1or2)
-Biochemical Enginerring
choose 2
Doctoral Completed at least 27 credits GPA 3.0 or higher
Integrated Completed at least 45 credits GPA 3.0 or higher

– Prior to taking the oral examination, students must obtain credits in the corresponding courses.
– In order to pass, students must acquire 70 out of 100 points in every subject of the comprehensive examination.
– Examination courses that doctoral students had passed during their master’s program are accepted.

Ⅲ. Foreign Language Exam

1. Examination subjects

Program Language
Master’s English
Doctoral English
Integrated Master’s/Doctoral English
International Students Korean

2. Dates for foreign language exams

Spring First Saturday of March (tentative)
Fall First Saturday of September (tentative)

※ The actual dates for the English exam can be checked at the Institute of Foreign Language Studies website. (

3. Exemption Criteria

  1. Lecture Substitution
    • Those who acquired a mark of B or above in the regular language course offered by KU IFLS (Institute of Foreign Language Studies).
    • For details, visit the Institute of Foreing Language Studies website. (
  2. Substitution by authorized transcript
800 213 80 660 Level 6

Ⅳ. Graduation Dissertation

1. Research Achievements Required for Dissertation Submission

Master’s : Students must submit at least 1 research paper as the main or corresponding author in SCI(E) level journals.
Doctoral & Integrated Master’s/Doctoral :
– Students must submit evidence that at least 3 research papers were published or will be published in SCI level journals as the main author or corresponding author.
– Doctoral Qualification Exam (Oral Presentation of a Thesis) Students must pass the Doctoral Qualification Exam within their third semester. If students fail, they may retake the examination once the following semester.

2. Application Procedure

Process Dates 비 고
Spring Fall
Apply to write dissertation Mid-March Mid-September
Pay tuition for degree acceptance (7% of course fees) Late February Late August Current Students
Consult Department Notices Completed Research Students
Consult Department Notices Course Completed Students
Pay dissertation examination fee Mid-April Mid-October
Submit application documents for dissertation examination Mid-April Mid-October
Dissertation examination Early May to Early June Early November to Early December
Submit report on examination Early to mid-June Early to mid-December
Submit printed copy of dissertation Early July Early January

  1. Internal Regulations Regarding Graduation Requirements.
  2. Detailed Operating Regulations for the Graduate Seminar.
  3. Detailed Regulations for the Doctoral Qualifying Examination.

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