신소재공학과

Course Requirements

Course Requirements

  • A. Graduation Credits : at least 136 credits in total (Students admitted in 2016 or later)
  • ※ Students must take more than one among Intensive, Interdisciplinary, Double Major and Minor Courses except own specialty.
  • B. General Course : At least 28 credits and 9AU
  • (applicable to students entering KAIST in 2014 and thereafter; for those who have entered KAIST in 2013 and before, refer to the Course Completion Requirements by Year of Admission)
  • ㆍMandatory General Course
    • - Students entering KAIST in 2014 and thereafter: 7 credits and 9AU
    •    English Presentation & Discussion(1), Advanced English Listening(1), Physical Education(4AU),
    •    Advanced English Reading(1), Advanced English Writing(1), Writing(3), Humanity/Leadership(2AU),
    •    Ethics and Safety II(1AU), Happy College Life(1AU), Exciting College Life(1AU)
    • - Students entering KAIST between 2011 and 2013: 6 credits and 9AU
    •    English Communication(1), Critical Thinking in English(2), Writing(3), Physical Education(4AU),
    •    Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Ethics and Safety II(1AU), Happy College Life(1AU), Exciting College Life(1AU)
    • - Students entering KAIST between 2009 and 2010: 6 credits and 9AU
    •    English Communication(1), Critical Thinking in English(2), Writing(3), Physical Education(4AU),
    •    Community Service(2AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Ethics and Safety II(1AU)
    • - Students entering KAIST between 2007 and 2008: 7 credits and 9AU
    •    English Communication I(1), English Communication II(1), English Reading&Writing(2), Writing(3),
    •    Physical Education(4AU), Community Service(2AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Ethics and Safety II(1AU)
    •    * English Communication I → English Communication
    •       English Communication II → English Conversation
    •       English Reading&Writing → Critical Thinking in English
    • - Students entering KAIST between 1998 and 2006: 7 credits and 9AU
    •    English I(2), English II(2) Writing(4AU), Community Service(2AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Ethics and Safety II(1AU)
    •    * English I → English Communication
    •       English II → Critical Thinking in English
  • ㆍElective General Course in Humanities & Social Science : at least 21 credits
    • - Take (6 credits) 1 course of each of the following 2 categories among 3 categories: Humanity, Society and Literature and Arts; the rest can be chosen regardless of the category. (applicable to students entering KAIST in 2009 and thereafter; for those who have entered KAIST in 2008 and before, refer to the Course Completion Requirements by Year of Admission)
    • - Students entering KAIST between 2007 and 2010 should earn at least 9 credits through lectures in English among the 21 credits required as Elective General Courses in Humanities & Social Science.
    • - Students having a double major take 12 credits without considering categories. (Students entering KAIST between 2007 and 2010 should take 6 credits through lectures in English.)
    • ※ The requirement of taking lectures in English as Elective General Courses in Humanities & Social Science is not applied to students entering KAIST in 2011 and thereafter.
  • C. Completion of Basic Courses: at least 32 credits
  • (applicable to students entering KAIST in 2012 and thereafter; for those who have entered KAIST in 2011 and before, refer to the Course Completion Requirements by Year of Admission)
  • ㆍMandatory Basic Courses: 23 credits
    • ① 1 course among Fundamental Physics I (3), General Physics I (3), and Advanced Physics I (3)
    • ② 1 course among Fundamental Physics II (3), General Physics II (3), and Advance Physics II (3)
    • ③ 1 course of General Physics Lab I (1)
    • ④ 1 course of Basic Biology (3) or General Biology (3)
    • ⑤ 1 course of Calculus I (3) or Honor Calculus I (3)
    • ⑥ 1 course of Calculus II (3) or Honor Calculus II (3)
    • ⑦ 1 course among Basic Chemistry (3), General Chemistry I (3), and Advanced Chemistry (3)
    • ⑧ 1 course of General Chemistry Lab I (1) or Advanced Chemistry Lab (1)
    • ⑨ 1 course of Basic Programming (3) or Advanced Programming (3)
    • - Students having entered KAIST in 2007 or before : 23 credits (①~⑨)
    • - Students having entered KAIST between 2008 and 2011: 26 credits((①~⑨), Freshman Design Course: Introduction to Design and Communication)(3))
  • ㆍElective Basic Courses: at least 9 credits
    • - Students admitted before 2011 should take more than 6 credits
    • ※ Students having a double major take more than 3 credits
  • D. Major Course : at least 42 credits
  • ㆍMandatory major course : 18 credits
    • - MS212 Thermodynamics of Materials, MS213 Crystallography and Diffraction,
    •   MS310 Quantum Chemistry for Materials Scientists, MS311 Phase Transformation and Microstructure Evolution,
    •   MS321 Advanced Materials LabⅠ, MS322 Advanced Materials Lab Ⅱ
  • ㆍElective major course : at least 24 credits
  • E. Intensive Major Course : at least 15 credits (from Elective major course)
  • F. Interdisciplinary Major Course : at least 12 credits
  • (at least 12 credits from major course of more than two departments except where you belonged.)
  • G. Minor Course : at least 18 credits
  • (at least 9 credits each from mandatory and elective major course)
  • H. Double Major Course : at least 40 credits
  • (at least 40 credits from major course including 18 credits in mandatory)
  • I. Elective Course
  • J. Research Course : at least 3 credits
  • ㆍStudents must take 3 credits for Research in Materials Science and Engineering(MS490)
  • ㆍCredits from Seminar and Individual Study are counted as Research Course credits
  • ※ Students having a double major are exempt.
  • K. English Proficiency Requirements upon Graduation
  • ㆍBefore entering or during studying at KAIST, students should obtain the minimum required score or higher from one of the following: TOEFL, TOEIC, TEPS and IELTS.
  • ㆍStudents who have hearing impairment level 3 or above should obtain the minimum required score or higher, excluding listening.
  • 1) Students who have submitted past scores for TOEIC (before April 2006) or TEPS (before February 28, 2007)

Students admitted in 2008 or later

Classification iBT TOFEL PBT TOFEL CBT TOPEL TOEIC TEPS IELTS
General qualification score 83 560 220 775 690 6.5
Qualification score for hearing impairment level 3 or above 62 372 146 387 414 4.8

Students admitted in 2007 or earlier

Classification iBT TOFEL PBT TOFEL CBT TOPEL TOEIC TEPS IELTS
General qualification score 83 560 220 760 670 6.5
Qualification score for hearing impairment level 3 or above 62 372 146 380 402 4.8

2) Students who have submitted NEW TOEIC score taken after May 2006 or TEPS score taken after March 1, 2007

 

Classification iBT TOFEL PBT TOFEL CBT TOPEL TOEIC TEPS IELTS
General qualification score 83 560 220 720 599 6.5
Qualification score for hearing impairment level 3 or above 62 372 146 360 359 4.8
  • L. Graduation Requirements for Foreign Students: TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean)
  • ㆍUndergraduate foreign students are required to obtain level 2 or higher score in TOPIK before entering or during studying at KAIST.
    • ※ Applies to students entering KAIST in 2013 and thereafter

Interim measures

  • Undergraduate Program
    • These course requirements Apply to students entering KAIST in 2016 and thereafter
    • Students entering KAIST in 2015 and before should refer to the course completion requirements by Year of Admission.
    • If you wanted, it could be applied the upper course requirements to students entering KAIST in 2015 and before.

※ General and basic courses in undergraduate program are different from years of admission; therefore, students should refer to the Course Completion Requirements by Year of Admission.