Education Status


Curriculum Overview

Master's Doctorate (Master's Program Inclusive)
Credit Requirements Courses worth 24 credits, Research Guidance worth 8 credits Courses worth 36 (54) credits, Research Guidance worth 16 (16) credits
Graduation Requirements At least one academic or journal paper, GPA of at least 3.0 within 6 years since admission At least one SCI(E)-level journal paper, GPA of at least 3.0 (3.0) within 10 (12) years since admission
Graduation Comprehensive Exam Foreign language exam, oral exam Foreign language exam, oral exam
Credit Transfer Recognition System Recognizes 6 Credits Recognizes 6 Credits
Domestic Academic Exchange Support At most 3 credits per semester, Total of 6 credits At most 3 credits per semester, Total of 12 credits
International Academic Exchange Support At most 9 credits per year At most 18 credits per year
Obtaining Credits From Other Universities At most 6 credits At most 9 credits
Research Proposal Submit Research Proposal upon admission Submit Research Proposal upon admission
Paper Examiner At least 3 examiners At least 5 examiners
Notes
  • Possible appointment of one co-adviser
  • Foster interdisciplinary collaborative research (between different departments)
  • Recognize credit obtained from domestic or foreign programs to foster academic exchange
  • Quota on foreign graduate students managed separately
  • Quota on foreign graduate students managed separately

Curriculum Excellence Obtained Through the 2nd Term of BK21

  • Increased accessibility to global lectures by progressing OpenCourseWare
  • Promoted interdisciplinary thinking by hosting seminars with experts in other fields
  • Boosted percentage of English Lectures from 35% to 42% between 2005 and 2013
  • Fostered interdisciplinary thinking by recognizing the graduate courses from other colleges as majors
  • Decreased uneven distribution of students among different majors since the beginning of the 2nd term BK21 (Standard deviation: 17.22 -> 5.68)

Top U.S. Universities Evaluation (Based on U.S. News & World Report 2012: EE)

Students Students per Prof Professors Master's Degree Master's per Prof. Ph.D Ph.D per Prof.
Korea University 304 5.96 51 58 1.14 31 0.61
MIT 890 8.40 106 199 1.88 103 0.97
Stanford 952 8.58 111 341 3.07 125 1.13
Berkeley 553 4.50 123 63 0.51 42 0.34
Illinois 462 5.44 85 86 1.01 73 0.86
Caltech 107 4.65 23 2 0.09 14 0.61
Georgia Tech 1133 6.99 162 317 1.96 72 0.44
Carnegie Mellon 671 11.98 56 260 4.61 311 5.55
Cornell 246 4.32 57 162 2.84 84 1.47
Michigan 357 2.50 143 173 1.21 72 0.50
Purdue 154 1.29 119 76 0.64 55 0.46

Top 10 U.S. Universities Evaluations Comparison Status


Korea University Distribution of EE Curriculum in 2005 and Present


Comparing Korea University to Top 10 U.S. Universities Evaluated

  • Korea University is ranked 7th based on the number of graduate students
  • Korea University is ranked 9th based on the number of professors
  • Korea University is ranked 5th based on the number of graduate students per professor
  • Korea University is ranked 5th based on the number of Ph.D graduates per professor

Evaluation: Graduate Students Acquired and Graduated in Past 3 Years

: Graduate Students Acquired and Graduated
Status Status PhD Master & PhD Total
Acquired Year 2010 202 180.5 150.5 533
Year 2011 187 170.5 164 521.5
Year 2012 156.5 161 184.5 502
Total 545.5 512 499 1556.5
Graduated Year 2010 97 37 - 134
Year 2011 100 48 - 148
Year 2012 93 47 - 140
Total 290 132 - 422

Employment Rate of Graduate Students in Past 3 Years

Status Status of Graduate and Employed Employment Rate (%)(D/C)×100
Graduates (G) Unemployed (B) Recipients with Working Ability (C=G-B) Employed (D)
Entered School Military
Domestic Foreign
2012 Feb Graduates Masters 63 15 1 0 47 46 Master/PhD Combined
Phd 28 - - 0 28 24 93.33
2012 Aug Graduates Masters 30 5 2 1 22 17 Master/PhD Combined
PhD 19 - - 0 19 18 85.37
PhD 140 20 3 1 116 105 90.52

Excellence in Employment Quality

  • Those in Master's and Doctoral programs achieved employment rate of 90.52%
  • Most graduates enter academic-industrial corporations and contribute to national IT competitiveness as the 2nd term BK21 fosters cooperation (Employment rate: Master's 94%, Doctorate 69% in 2012)
  • Graduates' QS World University Ranking in Electrical and Electronic Engineering rise yearly (Based on a 100-point scale)
    • 2012 : 64.70pts
    • 2013 : 76.30pts
  • Korea University graduates rank 1st on 'Reputation, and Ability for Social Participation' (Source: Institute for Educational Development of JoongAng Ilbo 2012 University Rankings)
  • Korea University graduates rank 1st on the 'Great New Employees' and 'Properly Trained for Tasks' sections of the 'Reputation, and Ability for Social Participation' Rankings (Source: Institute for Educational Development of JoongAng Ilbo 2012 University Rankings)

Performance of SCI(E) Paper per Graduate Students Over Last 3 Years

Division Performance Over Last 3 Years Performance Over Time Period
Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012
Total Paper Number 148 185 138 471
Papers per Person 0.2776 0.3547 0.2749 0.3026
Total Number of Papers Converted 60.6999 71.9334 57.2217 189.855
Papers Converted Per Person 0.1138 0.1379 0.1139 0.1219
Number of Graduate Student Affiliated to Department 533 521.5 502 1556.5

Conversion of Conference Papers per Graduate Student Over Last 3 Years

Division Performance Over Last 3 Years Performance Over Time Period
Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012
Division Int Dom Tot Int Dom Tot Int Dom Tot Int Dom Tot
Total Number 152 258 410 136 256 392 125 208 333 413 722 1135
Total Converted 134.3467 129.2652 263.6119 112.9101 125.934 238.8411 108.9826 106.2254 215.208 356.2394 361.4246 717.664
Converted Per Person - 0.4945 - 0.4579 - 0.4287 - 0.461
Number of Graduate Student Affiliated to Department - 533 - 521.5 - 502 - 1556.5

* Int : International, Dom: Domestic, Tot: Total


Current State of Educational Infrastructure Internationalization

Subject Division Performance Over Last 3 Years Performance Over Time Period
Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012
Foreign Language Lectures Number of Courses 88 81 78 247
Number of Foreign Language Courses 43 47 33 123
Proportion (%) 48.86% 58.02% 42.31% 49.8%
Foreign Full-Time Professors Number of Full-Time Professors 57 57 54 168
Number of Foreign Full-Time Professors 8 9 6 23
Proportion (%) 14.04% 15.79% 11.11% 13.69%
Foreign Graduate Students Number of Graduate Students 533 521.5 502 1556.5
Number of Foreign Graduate Students 32 34 31 97
Proportion (%) 6% 6.52% 6.18% 6.23%
Thesis Number of Graduate Student Thesis 148 136 136 420
Number of Student Thesis Written in Foreign Language 87 74 78 239
Proportion (%) 58.78% 54.41% 57.35% 56.9%

Long-Term Study-Abroad Program for Graduate Students

  • During the past three years, a total of 28 graduate students have been sent to 5 countries including America, Japan, France, Ireland, and Hongkong
  • During the past three years, 62 papers based on international joint research have been published as a result of international training and collaborative research
  • Second Term BK21 expands study-abroad opportunities through its support for external study-abroad programs and individual lab assignments
  • Establish international research network for continued collaborative research

"Long-Term Graduate Student Study-Abroad Program Status"


Short-Term Study-Abroad Program for Graduate Students

  • During the past three years, a total of 29 graduate students have been sent to 6 countries including America, Canada, Japan, Germany, Austria, and Spain
  • Many graduate students have been sent to not only top-level universities, but also major corporations including Siemens, Fraunhofer Institute, and KIST-Europe and have conducted Academic-Industrial Joint Research
  • During the past three years, there was a contribution to 62 papers based on international-collaborative research published through the support of intensive training
  • Provide opportunity to collaborate with other researchers of the same major by establishing an international research environment

"Short-Term Graduate Student Study-Abroad Program Status"


Participation in Foreign University and Laboratory Internship Programs

  • During the past three years, a total of 14 graduate students have been sent as interns to 14 countries including America, Japan, Hong Kong, Austria, and Spain
  • Participated in University Internship Programs as well as Company Programs such as HP Lab in Palo Alto
  • Continuously strengthened Internship System by incorporating internship based classes at undergraduate level (Course Number EGR505, 3 Credits)
  • Establish connections with Google to develop global software leaders through opening internships, invitation seminars, and job fairs for Google
  • Confirmed effectiveness of Internship program and established long-term training program through a 5 year internship with the Max Planck Institute in Germany

"Graduate Student Foreign University and Laboratory Internship Program Status"


Invitation and Utilization of Foreign Scholars

  • During the past three years, a total of 89 Foreign Scholars have been invited for seminars from 13 countries including America, Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain, Japan, China, and Taiwan
  • Invited scholars from not only notable Universities, but also notable companies including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Intel, IBM, Huawei, and Xilinx to learn about industry trends and develop a foundation for join industry-university research
  • Utilize G-Class, the remote lecture system, and conduct foreign scholar seminars with the use of the Internet

"Invitation of Foreign Scholars by Country"


Additional Information on Educational Internationalization

  • Actively exploit the advantages of the G-Class remote lecture system
    • Ability to exchange presentations, audio, screen, and text suited for remote lecturing
    • Professors (including those sabbatical) can hold remote seminars and evaluate students who participate in joint degree programs
    • There is an instance when a foreign professor invited remotely through the G-class became a full-time faculty member of the WCU Internationalization Program
  • Participation in Building the Basic Platform of OCW
    • Provide world-class English lectures from active participation in OCW, an international lecture exchange program
    • Actively participate in building the platform for OCW that allows class material to be readily accessible and prepared
    • Actively participate in building the University's virtual OCW exhibition space, and provide class material through the virtual space
  • Internationalization of Education and Sharing of Knowledge Through ItunesU Service
    • Under the agreement with Apple, OCW open lectures past March 2013 is available on iTunesU
    • The videos are available at the iTunesU site (http://itunesu.itunes.apple.com) or through the School provided link (http://ctl.korea.ac.kr/itunesu)
    • In the future, two or three courses per year will be opened to the public for free

"Example of Class Lecture "Digital Communication" Uploaded on iTunesU"

  • Operating the KUEE Global Fellowship
    • To send graduate students to internationally renowned overseas universities to perform collaborative research and receive a joint degree
    • To yearly recognize two to three graduate students with excellence in research capacity and collaborative research performance
    • Within 2 years after returning to Korea, to enforce to students mandatory joint research papers that will feature in international journals