Graduate Program


Mathematics in general refers to abstract knowledge gained from logical thinking of various objects such as numbers, quantity, space, structure, change and their relations. We do mathematical thinking as one of the human’s innate characteristics like art or music. Mathematics has also been a source of ingenious methodologies for understanding the modern society of advanced technology. In the most recent time of the 4th industrial revolution of information and big data, mathematics more and more plays a fundamental role in the disruptive technology innovation.

  • Location : Mathematical Science Building
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Physics is a basic science studying the fundamental principles of natural phenomena and serves as the base for the natural sciences and engineering. Especially in recent years, research outcomes from physics research are making significant contributions to the development of cutting-edge technologies and to the understanding of the creation of universe and the origins of life.

  • Location : Science Building Ⅲ
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As a basic science, the discipline of chemistry identifies the structures and properties of materials and investigates the process of the creation of new materials through chemical transformation. Chemistry is thus a fundamental discipline for the understanding and development of areas directly related with the well-being of humankind such as pharmaceuticals, new materials and energy.

  • Location : Chemistry Building
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Life Sciences

Life Sciences is a discipline designed to decipher the complex and mysterious phenomena of living creatures and based on the understanding of life phenomena, to provide scientific procedures which can contribute to the betterment of humankind. Although our understanding of life has dramatically increased thanks to the splendid developments in genetic manipulation, protein engineering, cell manipulation techniques and so on, there still remain areas in the field of life science such as brain function, the aging mechanism and the immune system which are not yet fully understood. This is why the study of life science is considered the most promising discipline of the 21st century, with unlimited potential for outstanding students to contribute to unveiling the mysteries of life.

Materials Science & Engineering

The effect that materials science & engineering has had on the dramatic development of modern industrialized society is truly immense. Innovations have been made in time and energy conservation thanks to the speedy processing and transmission of information and the development of superlight components only possible with new material development and high-functionalization.

  • Location : Science Building Ⅰ
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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is a discipline which presents an unlimited potential for growth and hope for human life and contributes remarkable innovations to such areas as new power sources & transmissions, highly intelligent robots, high efficiency transportation, space and marine exploration and environmental purification.

  • Location : Science Building Ⅴ
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Industrial & Management Engineering

Industrial & Management Engineering is continuously growing with the objective of improving productivity through integrated and optimized systems. Recently it is gaining strength in new areas of cutting-edge technology, such as factory automation, CAD/CAM, CIM and integrated information systems, in addition to its conventional areas such as ergonomics, safety engineering, operations research, applied statistics and production management.

  • Location : Science Building Ⅳ
  • Tel : +82-54-279-2717
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Electrical Engineering

The education objective of the graduate program in Electrical Engineering is to pursue both the academic excellence and the technological innovation in electrical and electronic engineering. The graduate program also emphasizes the heightening of creativity and cultivating of research ability of students. In addition, it aims to educate engineering talents by providing the deep theory education combined with through experiments, who can lead the highly advanced information society of the 21st century. The fields of education are currently classified into control and power electronics, communication and signal processing, computer engineering, electromagnetic field and microwave engineering, semiconductor and quantum electronics, electronic circuits and VLSI design.

  • Location : LG Cooperative Electronics Engineering Building
  • Tel : +82-54-279-2718
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Computer Science & Engineering

Computer science & engineering, foremost in the state-of-the-art information technology of the 21st century, is an advanced discipline studying all the information processing essential to human activities.

It basically deals with the fundamentals and applications of computers in relation to the study of computer maintenance, storage and the transmission of information.

  • Location : Science Building Ⅱ 207
  • Tel : +82-54-279-2719
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Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering is an integral discipline grafting engineering concepts onto the basic principles of the existing disciplines of chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology. In line with the integral characteristics of this discipline, the Department at Chemical Engineering at POSTECH aims to explore state-of-the-art areas in chemical engineering. Subjects related with chemical engineering are not fragmented into manufacturing chemistry, polymer engineering, biological engineering, environmental engineering, etc., but are inclusively integrated.

  • Location : School of Environmental Science and Engineering Building
  • Tel : +82-54-279-2720
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Convergence IT Engineering

The Department of Convergence IT Engineering(CITE) aims to motivate talented people with unlimited possibilities by providing new educational vision and courses through educational innovation, and to foster world-class human resources with self-directed and challenging problem-solving capabilities based on creative imagination, convergent exploration, and innovative creation by providing education that enables them to think differently and broadly.

Semiconductor Engineering

Semiconductor Engineering Department was established with the goal of fostering global leaders who will protect Korea’s semiconductor industry amidst the competition of future semiconductor technology development. Based on the basic and applied knowledge of all semiconductor fields, including materials, devices, processes, and design, we would like to cultivate the best engineering talent. In particular, we are planning to train global leaders who will lead the semiconductor industry tomorrow by running a rapid education program that completes the integrated bachelor’s and master’s degree courses in six years.

Division of Environmental Science & Engineering

The Division of Environmental Science & Engineering (DESE) is the nation’s only unique graduate program in environmental science and technology. Founded in 1995 by the Ministry of Education, DESE seeks for the comprehensive academic perfection in the field of environmental science and engineering through the interdisciplinary participation from a variety of disciplines based on the cooperative spirit of the program. In 1998, the construction of the total 3,000 pyeong-sized environmental engineering building was completed. Furnished with a variety of high-tech research equipment, the building is the perfect infrastructure and research environment.

The faculty are environmental science scholars from the overall areas of science and engineering covering chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, advanced materials engineering, chemistry, biology and physics. The interdisciplinary collaboration program is complemented by full-time professors from the graduate school of key areas in environmental studies – including water quality, atmosphere, ocean, waste and monitoring, which provide students with a wide range of choosing a supervisor among many full-time and adjunct professors according to their majors and interests. In addition, DESE retains the world’s highest level of competitiveness both in theory and experiences by carrying out various large-scale national research projects as well as industrial projects.

  • Location : Division of Environmental Science and Engineering Building
  • Tel : +82-54-279-8301~5
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Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is gaining considerable attention around the world. As it is equated to the future competitiveness of a nation, all are focused on securing specialists in the field. At this critical time, POSTECH Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence, equipped with excellent education expertise and know-how in AI, has been selected as a nationally supported institute. We aim to contribute to the national capabilities by fostering AI professionals at master’s and doctorate levels.
POSTECH GSAI aims to cultivate progressive pioneers armed with both academic excellence (Professional) and industrial sensibility (Pragmatic) through the AI-specialized curriculum, autonomous research, and global capacity-building. GSAI will grow into the world’s leading educational, research, and industry-academia cooperating institute that spearheads the industry by offering the best education and research environment.

Division of Advanced Nuclear Engineering

The Division of Advanced Nuclear Engineering at POSTECH aims to train nuclear professionals with extensive knowledge and intellect in the field of nuclear engineering, regarded as comprehensive science and technology. Topics taught range from the leading development and stable supply and management of nuclear power – the nation’s core energy source – and efficient disposal of nuclear waste, to nuclear engineering’s impact on humans and the environment.

This division is committed to enhancing research skills and developing world-class core technologies in cooperation with the world’s prestigious colleges and institutes, which leads to supply advanced technology research experts who are expected to be in short supply as nuclear industry and research fields are gradually expanding.

Seeking a handful of top talent in accordance with the POSTECH’s founding philosophy, we produce brilliant graduates who can set the trend for nuclear industry and academia by propagating the practical findings of their research.

  • Location : Rm. 302, Experiment Building 1
  • Tel : +82-54-279-9551~5
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Graduate Program for Technology and Innovation Management

In March 2007, with joint support from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development, the POSTECH TIM Program was created to nurture global techno-leaders as an interdisciplinary cooperative program. The TIM Program develops innovative curriculum and an educational approach not offered in traditional science and engineering education. It further provides talented students with the science and engineering background and the necessary integrated education program of technology and management for their undergraduate study.

POSTECH’s world-class curriculum in technology fortified with the commitment of full-time faculty in technology management studies and adjunct professors from global corporations and international and domestic universities will create the nation’s highest-level education program of Techno-Management. In particular, unlike general graduate school system with research-oriented and knowledge delivering lecture framework, the TIM program will definitely provide the “differentiated education in pursuit of practicality and professionalism” through MBA type case and teamwork-oriented practical training and practice.

  • Location : Hogil Kim Memorial Hall
  • Tel : +82-54-279-8230
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Graduate Institute of Ferrous & Eco Materials Technology

The Graduate Institute of Ferrous & Eco Materials Technology was founded with the goal to contribute to the nation’s economic development by nurturing specialized professionals and developing innovative technology in next-generation materials.
As the world’s only specialized educational institution that educates and studies eco materials such as eco-friendly steel and steel products, energy materials, hydrogen production and storage technology. We have the strength of closed relationships with major industries.
Based on academic excellence, it serves as the focal point for industry-academia collaboration and aspires to be a global leader capable of comprehensively understanding the overall materials industry and suggests preemptive measures to solve crises.

  • Location : Graduate Institute of Ferrous & Eco Materials Technology
  • Tel : +82-54-279-9201~11
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Department of Battery Engineering

The Department of Battery Engineering is dedicated to the research of lithium-ion batteries, which are pivotal in future energy systems such as electric vehicles, portable electronic devices, and energy storage systems. Moreover, focus on the development of innovative battery systems, including next-generation sodium-ion batteries and solid-state batteries. And extensive research has been conducted across a wide range of areas, from advanced materials to systems, to achieve goals such as improving energy efficiency, reducing costs, and enhancing safety.
The Department of Battery Engineering is recognized as a specialized graduate school by the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy. With state-of-the-art research facilities and a team of expert faculty, the department is at the forefront of battery technology development, contributing to the advancement of sustainable energy solutions.

  • Location : Graduate Institute of Ferrous & Eco Materials Technology
  • Tel : +82-54-279-9201~11
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Graduate School of Information Technology

The Graduate School of Information Technology at POSTECH was founded with clear goals – to resolve the workforce shortage in the field of information and communication that will lead the 21st century’s industry, to secure state-of-the-art technology at the national level and to foster advanced professional and technical personnel through high-intensity education and research with a handful of brilliant scholars by attracting talented students and professionals in the related industrial entities.

As a two-year, full-time master’s degree course, this program provides education and research of state-of-the-art theory and technology required for the information and communications-related industries with a specification of the fields applicable in the real-world industry. Based on in-depth training by POSTECH faculty as well as experts both in theory and practice from across academia and industry, this program focuses on learning new technology in every field through practical education and topic-specific lectures.

  • Location : Information Technology Research Institute
  • Tel : +82-54-279-8402
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School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering (I-BIO)

The School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering (I-BIO) at POSTECH was founded in 2005 as a graduate program for the brightest talent at POSTECH. I-BIO is committed to nurturing future scientists and technical talents who will carry out research in new areas of biotechnology through the convergence of ideas both in basic sciences such as biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics and in applied sciences such as electronics, computer, mechanics, new materials, chemical engineering and environmental engineering, in addition to the creation of a successful model in cutting-edge biotechnology development.

  • Location : Rm. 707, C5
  • Tel : 054)279-8411~4
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Division of Advanced Materials Science (AMS)

The innovations in modern science and technology can be explored by a ‘revolutionary’ or ‘disruptive’ strategy, rather than an ‘evolutionary’ or ‘sustaining’ strategy, to overturn the existing knowledge in information technology (IT), biotechnology (BT) and energy & environment technology (EET).

Social Data Science (SDS) major

The Social Data Science (SDS) major aims to cultivate people who lead a data-driven society. The SDS major is dedicated to helping students with knowledge, skills, and techniques in social sciences and data technologies make valuable contributions to the global economy, welfare, and sustainability. The SDS major emphasizes a curriculum designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of real-world problems and creative problem-solving skills. It also provides educational, learning, and research opportunities to actively respond to various social needs.

  • Location : Rm. 406, CHANGeUP GROUND
  • Tel : +82-54-279-3870
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Convergence Food Technology

The Convergence FoodTech Program is a master-degree program that develops innovative solutions in various fields by converging food and technology. This course consists of 4 tracks: 1. Robotic Cooking, 2. Robotic Service, 3. Robotic Factory, and 4. Food 3D Printing. This educational program that aims to nurture next-generation leaders who can converge domain (trans-disciplinary) knowledge in a way that has not been previously utilized (unconventional/creative) with their original thinking.

Graduate School of Semiconductor Technology

The Graduate School of Semiconductor Technology is dedicated to identifying and nurturing four distinct types of talent essential for the sustainable growth of South Korea’s semiconductor industry. In pursuit of this goal, we are committed to developing an educational framework that not only fosters cutting-edge research but also prepares future leaders with master’s and doctoral qualifications to meet the evolving demands of the semiconductor sector.

  • Location : LG Cooperative Electronics Engineering Building
  • Tel : +82-54-279-8083
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Last Modified : 2024-06-19