Education

Energy Engineering

Graduate program of Energy Engineering provides exciting and unique opportunities that deal with energy production, energy conversion, energy storage, and energy efficiency, alternative energy technologies from a basic concept to practical technology. we combine courses from chemistry, electrochemistry, polymer, ceramics, physics, and materials engineering to create a strong knowledge base essential to success in energy-related areas. Students have the opportunity to take courses and research focused on specific energy research subjects that includes solar cell, fuel cell, battery, and other energy-related devices and materials. Along with research activities in our department, our students will be well-prepared for career focused on energy science and engineering and creatively apply their knowledge to confront the global challenges of energy supply and demand.

Battery Science and Technology

Graduate program of Battery Science and Technology at UNIST provides the students with a sound basic and practical engineering knowledge-base which is overlaid with established and emerging battery technology learning through in-depth discussions and laboratory experiments. We are focusing on the application of scientific principles to design and fabricate novel next generation battery system, which is a key aspect of today’s green technology such as portable electronics, electric vehicles, and ‘smart grid’ power distribution. In order to make significant breakthrough in battery technology, we also make a good effort to understand scientific phenomena such as charge and ion transport, and crystallographic transition of materials based on the fundamental electrochemistry and solid state chemistry. Studying a graduate program of Battery Science and Technology at UNIST offers the students a firm professional basis in both of academia and industry.

Chemical Engineering

Graduate program of Chemical Engineering at UNIST is aiming to be a world-leader. Regarded as one of the finest institution in Korea, this department provides its graduate students with a state-of-the-art research environment and facilities. We are focusing on the application of Chemical engineering to a variety of specific areas, including energy and the environment, catalysis, reaction engineering, systems and process design, nanotechnology, polymers and colloids and biotechnology. It is a multi-scale engineering department in which students can learn about the creative design of new Chemicals, materials, processes and systems by translating molecular level information into novel engineering principles. Faculty members are involved in cutting-edge research programs that encompasses all areas of Chemical engineering: Nanoscience, Materials Science, Catalysis, Electronic Materials and Devices, Colloidal Science and Chemical Engineering. The graduate students and post doctoral researchers will have access to state-of-the-art facilities on campus, such as the UCRF and Chemical Sciences Facility.

Curriculum

Course is Course No. Classification Course Title Course Title (Kor.) Cred.- Remarks Convergence
Lect.-Exp.
Required ACE590 Research The Seminars I 세미나 1-1-0
ACE690 Master’s Research 석사논문연구 Value of
Credit
ACE890 Doctoral Research 박사논문연구 Value of
Credit
Elective ACE503 Lecture Advanced Organic Chemistry 고급유기화학 3-3-0
ACE504 Molecular Thermodynamics 분자열역학 3-3-0
ACE507 Introduction to Polymer Physics and Rheology 기초 고분자물리 및 레올로지 3-3-0
ACE508 Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 고급나노과학기술 3-3-0 O
ACE509 Colloids and Interfaces 콜로이드와 계면 3-3-0
ACE510 Renewable Energy Engineering 신재생에너지공학 3-3-0
ACE511 Advanced Systems Biology 시스템생물학 특론 3-3-0
ACE603 Catalysis 촉매 3-3-0
ACE607 Polymer Structures and Properties 고분자구조 및 물성 3-3-0
ACE608 Special Topics in Metabolic Engineering 대사공학특론 3-3-0 O
ACE609 Current Topics of Synthetic Biology 합성생물학특론 3-3-0
ACE610 Advanced Enzyme Engineering 고급효소공학 3-3-0 O
ACE611 Current Topics of Bioseparation Technology 고급생물분리공정 3-3-0 O
ACE612 Advanced Biochemical Engineering 생물공학특론 3-3-0
ACE613 Chemical Engineering Nanotechnology 화공나노기술 3-3-0
ACE614 Techno-economic analysis 기술경제성분석 3-3-0
Elective ACE706 Lecture Synthetic organic chemistry 합성유기화학 3-3-0
ACE708 Current Trends of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis 최신 표면 화학 및 촉매 3-3-0 O
ACE709 Catalysis for Energy Conversion 에너지 변환 촉매 3-3-0
ACE801 Special Lectures in Applied Chemistry A 최신응용화학특론 A 3-3-0
ACE802 Special Lectures in Applied Chemistry B 최신응용화학특론 B 3-3-0
ACE803 Special Lectures in Applied Chemistry C 최신응용화학특론 C 3-3-0
ACE804 Special Lectures in Applied Chemistry D 최신응용화학특론 D 3-3-0
ACE805 Special Lectures in Applied Chemistry E 최신응용화학특론 E 3-3-0
ACE806 Special Lectures in Applied Chemistry F 최신응용화학특론 F 3-3-0
ACE807 Special Lectures in Applied Chemistry G 최신응용화학특론 G 3-3-0
ACE808 Special Lectures in Applied Chemistry H 최신응용화학특론 H 3-3-0
ACE809 Special Lectures in Applied Chemistry I 최신응용화학특론 I 3-3-0
ACE810 Special Lectures in Applied Chemistry J 최신응용화학특론 J 3-3-0

Major: Battery science and technology

Course Credit Mandatory course Publication Note
Master’s

Program

At least 28

(course credit: 15,

research credit: 13)

The Seminar:

At least 2 credits

Not required
Doctoral

Program

At least 60

(course credit: 15,

research credit: 45)

The seminars:

At least 3 credits

Publish at least two international journals(SCI)

※ THE approval of Department graduate committee is required for the publication qualification

Combined  Master’s-

Doctoral

Program

At least 60

(course credit: 24,

research credit: 36)

 

Major: Energy Engineering

Course Credit Mandatory course Publication Note
Master’s

Program

At least 28

(course credit: 15,

research credit: 13)

The Seminar:

At least 2 credits

Not required
Doctoral

Program

At least 60

(course credit: 15,

research credit: 45)

The seminars:

At least 3 credits

Publish at least two international journals(SCI)

※ THE approval of Department graduate committee is required for the publication qualification

Combined  Master’s-

Doctoral

Program

At least 60

(course credit: 24,

research credit: 36)

 

Major: Chemical Engineering

Course Credit Mandatory course Publication Note
Master’s

Program

Minimum 28

(course credit: 15,

research credit: 13)

The Seminar:

Minimum 1 credits

Not required
Doctoral

Program

Minimum 60

(course credit: 12,

research credit: 48)

The seminars:

Minimum2 credits

Publish at least two international journals(SCI)

※ THE approval of Department graduate committee is required for the publication qualification

Combined  Master’s-

Doctoral

Program

Minimum 60

(course credit: 21,

research credit: 39)

 

School of Energy and Chemical Engineering

When The Qualifying Exam(Q.E) is administered twice a year, normally in June and December.
Standards The exam focuses on assessing student level in understanding the fundamental knowledges in energy and chemical engineering, which should be acquired from studying core subjects of ECHE.

Students are required to take and pass the written examinations in two subjects.

The Written Q.E is substitued by Oral Q.E. for students admitted 2019 and onwards. Students admitted after 2019 are not eligible for the Written Q.E.

Eligibility Students should take Q.E. at anytime within three years from their admission.
Written Test

(~2018)

Subject areas are listed below. Students should choose two from the list.
1. Organic Chemistry

2. Inorganic Chemistry

3. Physical Chemistry

4. Analytical Chemistry

5. Electrochemistry

6. Chemical Reaction Engineering

7. Transport Phenomena

8. Polymer

9. Thermodynamics

10. Solid State Chemistry

11. Electronic Devices

12. Phase Transformation

13. Solid State Physics

14. Biochemistry

Exam time for the Written Q.E. is 2 hours in total (1 hour per subject)
Oral Test

(2019~)

 

Students must take the Oral Q.E. within two years from the admission. Students who failed to pass the first Oral Q.E. are required to take another Q.E. on their 5th Semester. Failure of the second Q.E. will lead to Master’s graduation or Completion of Doctoral Courses(Degree will not be conferred)

Oral Q.E. can be conducted at anytime of year with the format of pre-defense.

Oral Q.E. will substitute Pre-Defense

Presentation of research plan (15-20 minutes) and question and answer (30 minutes)
Results The results of the written Q.E. may be:

a) Pass : 1) the average score of exams is 60 or more out of 100 and

2) the score of each subjects in areas is 40 or more.

b) Conditional Pass : when the score of only one subject is 60 or more,

The student with the Conditional Pass is required to take and pass the Exam in another subject in the next Exam.

(In the second Exam, the student is free to choose any subject areas except the one that the student has passed in the first Exam)

c) Fail : When students did not meet the criteria above. The Written Q.E. should be taken for two subject areas again.

Miscellaneous ※ These Guidelines are effective from the 2019 Spring semester.

(The coursework as a Q.E. exemption applies only to students entering before 2018.)

Students who were admitted before 2019 should submit the research proposal 1 year prior to the expected dissertation defense. Students who admitted after 2019 should submit the research proposal within 2 years of the entrance. Research proposals are only accepted as official documents during the application term of each semester.

※ After passing the Q.E. and submitting the research proposal, the proposal defense must be completed at least 6 months before the dissertation defense.

 

 

School of Energy and Chemical Engineering

 
   

 

Evaluation of Oral Q..E. A. Basic knowledge of Research(30%)

1) Does the student fully understand the scientific background and relevant disciplines of the research area(s)?

 

2)In the specific research topic, does the student understand the importance of the work on the aspects of science and practical applications? Does the student understand domestic and international trends of the topic, in the past, present and future? Does the student follow and understand the efforts  of major competitors?

 

2. Research goal and contents, ability to conduct research(40%)

1)Did the student properly establish and clearly suggest the objectives and scope of the research?

(Objectives and scope – based on proper hypotheses?; Scope – sufficient to achieve the goals?; Risk and/or limit of established goals/scope – manageable? )

 

2)Does the student fully understand the methodologies and skills essential to carry out the research work?

 

3)Does the main idea(s) of the proposal include student’s own input and show his/her creativity, in addition to the ones from his/her advisor(s)?

 

4)Does the student have a strategic plan to efficiently conduct the research, such as collaboration and use of important resources, inside as well as outside the UNIST campus?

 

3. Presentation Skill (30%)

1)Is the presentation material well-prepared?

(Good at the preparation of presentation material?)

 

2)Does the student deliver the proposal logically and clearly? (Presentation ability and skills in English?)

 

3)Does the student clearly understand and properly answer the questions raised by committee members?