Why UST

UST VISION 2025

PROUDUST

Training USTians with pride by promotinga creative educational environment

UNIQUE
DIFFERENT
PROFESSIONAL
Excellent
Secure world-leading educational competitiveness

Discovering creative talent and to become real USTians
Establishment of UST21 education system

Entrepreneur
Become a university with industry-academia-research integration

Strengthening the cooperation between UST-GFRIs-corporations
Strengthen the cooperation between GFRIs
Support business start-ups with GFRI-based technologies

Global
Establish global status as a national research university

Improving brand value
Improving cooperation network

Smart
Establish creative knowledge management system

Providing creative educational environment by applying cutting-edge technology
Improving management effectiveness

UST Degree Requirements

Subject to change depending on the revisions of academic regulation

UST Minimum Credit Requirements

(Required for both doctoral and master’s degree) Must acquire a minimum of 2 credits from selecting 1 course between field research of advisory professor, or field research of other labs or outside institutions

Students entered in the 2012 Spring semester or earlier

Students entered in the 2012 Spring semester or earlier
Students entered in the 2012 Spring semester or earlier
Type of Credit Evaluation Method Acquired Credits
Doctoral Integrative Courses Master’s
Total credits 32 64 32
Subject credits General courses Percentage or S/U system 2 4 2
Major courses Percentage 12 24 12
Research credits Field research Percentage 12 24 12
Seminar S/U system 3 6 3
Thesis supervision S/U system 3 6 3

2012 Fall semester or later ~ 2016 Spring semester or earlier

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UST 최소이수학점요건 - 2012년 후기부터 2016년 전기 입학생까지 표로 학점구분, 평가구분, 취득학점의 내용을 제공합니다.
Type of Credit Evaluation Method Acquired Credits
Doctoral Integrative Courses Master’s
Total credits 32 64 32
Subject credits General courses Percentage or S/U system 3 6 3
Major courses Percentage 12 24 12
Research credits Field research Percentage 12 24 12
Seminar S/U system 2 4 2
Thesis supervision S/U system 3 6 3

2016 Fall semester or later ~ 2018 Fall semester or later

2016 Fall semester or later ~ 2018 Fall semester or later
2016 Fall semester or later ~ 2018 Fall semester or later
Credit types Evaluation Method Acquired Credits
Doctoral Integrative Courses Master’s
Total credits 32 58 32
Subject credits General courses Percentage or S/U system 3 3 3
Major courses Percentage 12 24 12
Research credits Field research Percentage 12 24 12
Seminar S/U system 2 4 2
Thesis supervision /U system 3 3 3

Applied to students entered in the 2019 spring semester or earlier

Applied to students entered in the 2019 spring semester or earlier
Applied to students entered in the 2019 spring semester or earlier
Credit types Evaluation Method Acquired Credits
Master’s Doctoral Integrative Courses
Total credits 32 32 60
Subject credits General courses Percentage or S/U system 6 6 8
Major courses Percentage 12 12 24
Research credits Field research Percentage 12 12 24
Seminar S/U system 2 2 4

Paper Publication

Paper Publication
Doctoral Degree (Integrative) Publish 1 or more articles in internationally renowned academic journals including SCI as the first author, or if the president acknowledges that his/her research performance is equivalent to the above criterion after a review by the Graduate Committee

Corresponding Research Performance: Paper publications in SCIE or SSCI

Master’s Degree Publish 1 or more articles in professional journal(domestic or international), or if the president acknowledges that his/her research performance is equivalent to the above criterion after a review by the Graduate Committee

Corresponding Research Performance: Oral or Poster presentation at international conferences

  • Must meet the detailed campus requirements (*inquire campus representative for more information)
  • All research records are acknowledged only by the student’s affiliated institution (UST)

Comprehensive Examination

Comprehensive Examination
Doctoral Degree Evaluation of advanced knowledge and application skills in a major field, through a written or oral test
Master’s Degree Evaluation of basic and advanced knowledge in a major field, through a written or oral test (can be replaced by the result of dissertation evaluation – only students who entered UST before 2017)
Comprehensive Examination
Classification Details
Eligibility Students who have completed or possible to acquire both subject credits and research credits in each course
Schedule March(Spring semester) and September(Fall semester) every year

TOPIK - Test of Proficiency in Korean (For Special admission)

Level 2 or above (For students enrolled in 2013 ~ 2017)

Exempt from freshmen in 2018

Foreign Language Exam(Common requirement)

Foreign Language Exam(Common)
Type of Exam TOEFL TOEIC TEPS IELTS
iBT PBT TEPS
(Before '18.5.12.)
New TEPS
(After '18.5.12.)
Obtained exam score 79 550 730 630 342 6

※ Only score earned in the last two years is accepted

Thesis/Dissertation (Required for both doctoral and master’s degree)

A candidate may request a review for thesis/dissertation evaluation if he/she (1) fulfills respective credit requirements, (2) passes a comprehensive qualifying exam, (3) receives a recommendation from an academic advisor.

Thesis / Dissertation
Classification Details
Required for All Courses(Master's/Doctoral/Integrative)
  • Students who have acquired credits according to the article 40 of the academic regulations (acquiring credits by course) or who projected to acquire credits by course registration for the relevant semester
  • Students who have passed the comprehensive examination
  • Students who have received recommendations from their academic advisors
Doctoral/Integrative Students who have passed the evaluation for doctoral thesis proposals
(Paper publication needed to apply the dissertation evaluation from freshmen in 2017)
Schedule for Evaluation
  • Spring Semester - Evaluation Period (Apr. – June) → Submit printed copy (Jul. 10) degree conferral (Aug.)
  • Fall Semester - Evaluation Period (Oct. – Dec.) → Submit printed copy (Jan. 10) degree conferral (Feb.)

Refer to academic manual for detailed information

Notes

  • There may be campus-specific requirements for paper publication, in such case both UST requirements and campus-specific requirements must be satisfied in order to acquire degree.
  • UST must be listed as an affiliated institution to qualify as a valid research achievement.
  • Candidates subjected to previous requirements should contact staff listed below.
  • In publishing an SCI-class academic paper, check plagiarism by TURNITIN program(Turnitin, Copykiller, eTBLAST, etc. are also recognized) and upload “Originality Report” or “Digital Receipt” From 2018, it is mandatory.