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K-SCHOOL
Degree Program Mandatory General Course Credits Research Total
Mandatory Major (Master) Elective (Master) Major
Master 3 credits and 1AU 4 credits 8 credits 12 credits 6 credits 33 credits or more
  • Credits required for graduation: At least 33 credits in total (GPA 2.5/4.3 or higher)
  • Mandatory general: 3 credits and 1AU (including non-credit)
    • - CC533 Entrepreneur’s Leadership (3 credits)
    • - CC020 Ethics and Safety I (1AU) -> Recommended to complete in the first semester at KAIST
    • - CC010 Leadership course (non-credit)
  • Mandatory major: 4 credits
    • - KEI501 Advanced Interdisciplinary Capstone Design (4 credits)
  • Elective: At least 8 credits
    • - Complete the courses offered at K-School (courses with the code “KEI”)
  • Requirements for each major department
    • - At least 12 credits in relevant major course
  • Research: 6 credits
    Earn three credits in research course. The remaining three credits to be replaced by the completion of KEI550 Entrepreneur’s Toolbox
    * KEI966(Startup Management Practice, 1 credit)
    • - KEI998(Startup Onsite Practicum, 2 credits)
    • - KEI550(Entrepreneur‘s Toolbox, 3 credits)
Department (School) / Program Credits Details
Dept. of Physics 12 Major courses
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences 12 Including six credits for the department’s courses in the code classification of 500 or higher
Dept. of Chemistry 12 Mandatory elective: 9 credits (Nine credits in at least two fields of the courses in the code classification of 500)
General elective: 3 credits
Dept. of Biological Sciences 12 Including at least two among the department’s courses in the code classification of 400 or higher
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering 12 Major courses
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering 12 At least 12 credits among the master’s and doctorate courses starting with AE (including courses for mutual recognition between undergraduate and graduate programs)
School of Electrical Engineering 12 Including at least three courses in the code classification of EE500 or higher
- Interdisciplinary Program for Future Vehicles 12 Major courses
School of Computing 12 Only courses in the code classification of CS500 or higher will be recognized.

※ At least six out of twelve credits must consist of at least one course from each of the two fields among the following three areas:

1) Theory: Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Theory of Formal Languages and Automata, Computational Geometry, Computational Linguistics
2) Software: Theory of Programming Languages, Software Engineering, Database System or Database Design (only one of Database System and Database Design will be recognized), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Intelligent Robotics, Natural Language Processing I, Computer Vision, Interactive Computer Graphics, Semantic Web, Models of Software Systems, Designs for Software and Systems
3) Computer Systems: Computer Architecture, Operating System, Network Architecture, Internet Systems Technology, Advanced Information Security, Wireless Mobile Internet, Distributed Systems
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering 12 Major courses
Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering 12 Including 9 credits in the code classification of IE500 or higher
- Dept. of Knowledge Service Engineering 12 Major courses
Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 12 Mandatory courses: Including two courses of Research Methodology for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineers and Problem Solving in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering 12 Major courses
Dept. of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering 12 Major courses
Graduate School of Culture Technology 12 Major courses and one among the department’s courses in the code classification of 400 or higher
Major course and one course which code classification of CTP400 or higher
9 credits in major courses and 3 credits in the code classification of CTP400 or higher
School of Business and Technology Management 12 Mandatory courses : MSB510 Innovation Management and Strategy(3credits)
Elective couses : code classification of MSB500 or higer(9credits)
The Cho Chun Shik Graduate School of Green Transportation 12 Major courses