Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Degree Requirements

Master's Program
Thesis Master Degree
A. Graduation Credits : at least 33 credits
B. Mandatory General Course : 3 credits and 1AU
- Choose one oh the following
Scientific Writing, Introduction to Computer Application, Probability and Statistics, Introduction to Materials and Enginnering, Enginnering Economy and Cost Analysis, Introdution to Intruments, Enterpreneurship and Business Strategies, Patest Analysis and Invention Disclosure, Collaborative System Design and Engineering
- CC010 Special Lecture on Leadership(non-credits, this applies to students estering KAIST in 2002 AND thereafter, general scholarship students, foregn students are excluded)
- cc020 Ethics and Safety I(1AU)
C. Mandatory Major Course : 6 credits
D. Elective Course : at least 12 credits(It is required, at leasr, to take 9 credits from the lectures offered by the department. Lectures offered in Graduate School of EEWS by the professors of CBE department are consideeered as lectures offered by CBE department.)
E. Research Credits : at least 12 credits(Including 2 credits from seminar seminar credits can be substituted by taking Korean language class, or performing internship required by interdisciplinary Program.)
Coursework Master's Degree :  none
Doctoral Program
A. Graduation Credits : at least 60 credits
B. Mandatory General Course : 3 credits and 1AU(The course taken in the MS program is approved)
C. Mandatory Major Course : 6 credits
D. Elective Course : at least 21 credits(It is required, at least, to take 12 credits from the lectures offered by the department. Lectures offered in Graduate School of EEWS by the professors of CBE department are onsideeered as lectures offered by CBE department.)
E. Research Credits : at least 30 credits
※ The course credits earned in the Master's course work can be used towards the docteral degree(except research credits)
Measures for Change
- These requirememts apply to those who enrolled in 2013 and onward.
- For those who enrolled in 2012 or bofore should comply to the former requirememts
Master's Program students who enrolled in 2012: 3 credits of Mandatory Major Course(CBE601); at least 15 credits of Elective Course(12 credits from CBE course)
Master's Program students who enrolled between 2009 and 2011 : t least 18 credits of Elective Course(15 credits from CBE course); no Mandatory Major Course required
Doctoral, Integrated Master's and Doctoral Degree Program students who enrolled between 2009 and 2012;  at least 27 credits oh Elective Course(18 credits from CBE course); no Mandatory Major Course required