Pohang University of Science and Technology

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Pohang University of Science and Technology

Founded in 1986 as the first research-oriented university in Korea, POSTECH is a young university with only 25 years of history. However, with the wholehearted support from POSCO and the POSTECH Foundation and tireless efforts of all POSTECH members, POSTECH has made enormous strides to become a top Korean and Asian university in such a short time, adding its name to the list of top universities in the world despite its comparative youthfulness.

We are proud to be an institution whose top priorities are high-quality education and high-impact research. Our vision for tomorrow is that POSTECH becomes a great place for learning where inspired students can learn from inspiring professors and also an outstanding research institution where faculty, students and graduates pioneer and lead the science and technology fields and discover solutions to the world’s most serious challenges through innovation and collaboration. To realize this vision, all members of the university are working passionately to achieve excellence.

With a commitment to excellence, POSTECH will recruit and retain outstanding faculty members to increase its research capability and develop important research programs in its strategically chosen areas to remain a global leader in science and technology. Our vigorous pursuit of excellence will allow us to make fundamental discoveries and technological breakthroughs that could change the existing paradigms, ranging from healthcare and food to energy and environments. At the same time, as an institution deeply committed to excellent education, we will carry forward our utmost efforts to help our students develop a dream, make it grow and maximize their talents, and equip them with the proper training and right spirit so that they can pursue and realize their dreams in their future professional careers.

On behalf of POSTECH students, faculty and staff, I thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in POSTECH. I hope you find this website helpful and informative.

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Master in Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time March 2018 South Korea Gyeonbuk Seoul

The chemical engineering integrates the knowledge of math, physics, chemistry and biology into a versatile engineering framework, a truly interdisciplinary study that will provide students with a foundation for careers in diverse professions in the 21st Century. [+]

Master in Chemical EngineeringChemical Engineering -- a comprehensive discipline for the 21st Century The chemical engineering integrates the knowledge of math, physics, chemistry and biology into a versatile engineering framework, a truly interdisciplinary study that will provide students with a foundation for careers in diverse professions in the 21st Century. Of all the engineering departments at POSTECH, this is the only one in which chemistry and biology are integrated into the core curriculum, and as such, a unique training which prepares the students for a career in both process engineering as well as product engineering.The chemical engineering department provides an integrative discipline. The program has combined chemical process engineering, polymer S&E, biotech, electronics materials, environmental engineering from the very beginning while these form separate departments in many existing universities.The tradition of excellenceWithin several years of its founding, the department emerged as one of the foremost chemical engineering departments in the nation in terms of faculty competence, laboratory research facilities, and student quality. When, in the early 1990s, the government initiated an ambitious program of establishing centers of excellence in universities, POSTECH garnered five, two in the chemical engineering department, an unprecedented achievement. The Automation Center and the Catalysis Center acted as the anchor for much of the departmental research activities for many years. In 1995, the government awarded POSTECH a multi-year grant to found the Environmental Engineering School for which the chemical engineering faculty played the key role. These Centers and the School have served to promote excellence in undergraduate and... [-]


Master in Computer Science and Engineering

Campus Full time March 2018 South Korea Gyeonbuk Seoul

Computer Science and Engineering is the academic discipline devoted to the study and research of various aspects of information technology, which has become the core indispensible technology of the 21st century. It covers a wide range of subjects relating to computing, from the theoretical foundations of computing to application systems based on information technology. [+]

Master in Computer Science and EngineeringComputer Science and Engineering is the academic discipline devoted to the study and research of various aspects of information technology, which has become the core indispensible technology of the 21st century. It covers a wide range of subjects relating to computing, from the theoretical foundations of computing to application systems based on information technology.Our goal is to further our knowledge of the principals, algorithms, techniques and applications for all components of computing systems. Considering that most human activities use information in a high tech society, the significance of computer science and engineering is paramount, not only to maintain a technological edge but also to improve people’s quality of life.The Computer Science and Engineering Department at POSTECH provides undergraduate and postgraduate programs to educate students who will become national and worldwide leaders in information technology with a balanced knowledge of theory and practice. The Department also conducts world class research in a comprehensive range of information technology areas. The research areas of the department are broadly divided into four areas; System and Software, AI and Data Analysis, Digital Media and Networks. The faculty members of the department are leading experts in their research fields and have carried out extensive research on the critical issues of information science. Their research results are well recognized and they are actively involved in key roles for research activities in Korean and Worldwide. The department has one government supported research center (ITRC) and one national research lab (NRL).The education vision of... [-]


Master in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time March 2018 South Korea Gyeonbuk Seoul

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 [+]

Master in Electrical EngineeringThe 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... [-]


Master in Industrial & Management Engineering (IMS)

Campus Full time March 2018 South Korea Gyeonbuk Seoul

The Department of Industrial & Management Engineering (IMS) at POSTECH is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research to equip students with the philosophies, knowledge, skills, and methodologies of industrial engineering and technology management so that they become major contributors to global well-being and sustainability. [+]

Master in Industrial & Management Engineering (IMS)The Department of Industrial & Management Engineering (IMS) at POSTECH is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research to equip students with the philosophies, knowledge, skills, and methodologies of industrial engineering and technology management so that they become major contributors to global well-being and sustainability.The IME department has gone through significant changes over the past decade in response to current megatrends such as rapid technology innovation, globalization, convergence in products and services, and ever-shortening product life cycle. IME is a discipline dealing with the integrated optimization, planning, design, operation, and management of complex processes, products, services, and systems. It is concerned with the development, improvement, implementation, and evaluation of integrated systems of humans, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, financial resources, and materials.... [-]


Master in Materials Science and Engineering

Campus Full time March 2018 South Korea Gyeonbuk Seoul

he Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) was established in December 1986 simultaneously with the founding of POSTECH. Started as “The Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science”, the name was first changed to “The Department of Materials & Metallurgical Science” in 1990 and was again renamed as “Materials Science & Engineering” in 2001. [+]

Master in Materials Science and EngineeringThe Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) was established in December 1986 simultaneously with the founding of POSTECH. Started as “The Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science”, the name was first changed to “The Department of Materials & Metallurgical Science” in 1990 and was again renamed as “Materials Science & Engineering” in 2001. The undergraduate program initially started with thirty students admitted in 1987 and the maximum capacity expanded to thirty five in 1990. Currently, twenty five students are being admitted as MSE majors annually, and up to ten undeclared students may be admitted to MSE after one year from their admission to POSTECH. The graduate program was started in 1988 with fifteen students pursuing Master’s and five students pursuing Ph.D. degrees. At present, about fifty five graduate students are being admitted annually. The department of MSE at POSTECH plays a leading role in research related to the materials industry and is striving to become the global hub in the field of materials science and engineering by high-quality education and high-impact research. The department aims to educate students to acquire fundamental and pivotal knowledge in the overall fields of materials science as well as specialized knowledge that will allow students to understand the specific field of their choice deeply. In accordance, students are required to take courses that will help them gain an overall understanding of materials in their second and third years. In their third and fourth years, students may select courses according... [-]


Master in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time March 2018 South Korea Gyeonbuk Seoul

Mechanical Engineering is a broad discipline, dealing with basic principles of mechanics, design and manufacturing of all kinds of mechanical systems. Its scope is extensive, and its interaction with other disciplines becomes more complex than before due to the rapid advancement in science and technology, ranging from the conventional technology associated with power systems, [+]

Master in Mechanical EngineeringMechanical Engineering is a broad discipline, dealing with basic principles of mechanics, design and manufacturing of all kinds of mechanical systems. Its scope is extensive, and its interaction with other disciplines becomes more complex than before due to the rapid advancement in science and technology, ranging from the conventional technology associated with power systems, transportation and manufacturing to nano systems and bio medical systems. The Department of Mechanical Engineering, aimed at excellence in education and research, has been recruiting top quality faculty members and acquiring modern facilities and equipment. The Department will eventually grow to the size of 35 faculty members, 200 undergraduates, and 300 graduate students. The undergraduate program is designed to provide a broad scientific and technical background in mechanical engineering. The curriculum consists of courses that develop basic theories and fundamental concepts as well as courses that show the interplay of these concepts with a variety of applications. Emphasis is placed on the engineering science areas of solid and fluid mechanics, engineering materials, thermodynamics and heat transfer, dynamics, control, experimentation and measurement, and on the integration of these fields through design and system synthesis. Graduate students will find opportunities to select areas of research and advanced courses leading to an advanced degree in mechanical engineering. To meet the demands of industry, Department of Mechanical Engineering has focused on improving both industrial application technologies and theoretical developments in science and engineering.The Department of Mechanical Engineering was evaluated as the nation’s top graduate program in the... [-]