Master in Electrical Engineering
The Department of Electrical Engineering was established to train scientists who are indispensable to achieve advanced-country status for Korea's electronics industry. The Department’s goals are to educate top-quality students and to conduct research that is consistent with the objectives for which POSTECH was established: supporting intensive research with a small number of select students. We also endeavor to meet national policy objectives that aim to transform Korea into a globally-competitive, technology-intensive economy.
Education is focused on a diverse range of basic study and on passing on expertise in electronic and electrical engineering. The Department of Electrical Engineering manages to synthesize educational contents such as electronic engineering, control and measure engineering, computer engineering, electronic communication engineering, electromagnetic wave engineering, and electronic material engineering.
The core areas of research and education in the Department of Electrical Engineering include control and power electronics, communications and signal processing, computer engineering, electromagnetics and microwave engineering, solid-state and quantum electronics, and integrated circuits and SoC design.
The Department of Electrical Engineering was founded in March, 1987, simultaneously with the opening of POSTECH. The department is currently training 186 undergraduate students and 303 graduate students who are working on MS, Ph. D. or combined master's and doctorate degrees. Incoming freshmen represent the top 1% of Korea’s high school graduates, and graduate students have outstanding academic records with sound backgrounds in research. Students are placed under the guidance and tutelage of 32 professors, whose credentials were earned at prestigious institutions in Korea and abroad. The students are provided with a world-class research environment and superb equipment. Therefore, students are educated to be global leaders with excellent backgrounds in theory and practical ability.
Each professor conducts independent research supported by Korean government institutions including the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and the National Research Foundation of Korea, and by a number of private corporations including Samsung, LG, POSCO, and Hynix, cooperating actively with industry. The research budget of the department in 2008 was approximately KRW 11.3 billion and has been increasing consistently on an annual basis.
Over the years, the faculty members of the department have collaborated with large research institutes including the LG Display Technology Research Center supported by LG Electronics, the Center for Broadband OFDM Mobile Access supported by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, the Steel Processing Automation Research Center supported by POSCO, and the National Center for Nanomaterials Technology supported by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy. Most professors have participated in Brain Korea 21 and the World Class University projects, which are government-funded projects that aim to cultivate highly skilled manpower.