· Program Overview

ProgramCourse Completion PeriodGraduation RequirementsRequired credits for graduationDegree conferred
Ph.D.Approximately
four years
credit completion, Submission of Dissertation. (Before graduation, student must
publish a paper in an international academic journal)
60 creditsDoctorate of
Engineering (Ph.D.)

· Credit Requirement

CreditsResearchTotal
Mandatory GeneralMandatory MajorElectiveTotal
3 credits and 1AU1512303060

· Lecture Syllabus
  
                 
Weekday evening classes (19:00-22:00) and weekend classes at Seoul Dogok Campus
Classes are held at three locations. : Main Campus in Daejeon, Lecture Hall in Sejong, Dogok Campus in Seoul. For Future Strategy
Advanced Engineering Workshop: Main Campus in Daejeon (2 days & 1 night, 10 sessions/ 2 years                 
                    
· Course Requirements     
               
A. Graduation Credits: at least 60 credits in total                 
B. Mandatory General Courses: 3 credits and 1AU 
* CC530 Entrepreneurship & Business Strategy : Alternatively, GFS601 Leadership & Communication I and GFS602 Leadership & Communication II
C. Mandatory Major Courses : 15 credits                 
D. Elective Courses: at least 12 credits               
* One of the below three research concentrations should be selected, and more than 12 credits are required including the core courses in each concentration.
Intellectual Property : Introduction to Global IP Law, Global Patent Law, Global Copyright Law          
Science Journalism : Science Journalism Theory, Research Methodology Science Journalism(Research Methodology & Practice Science Journalism)
Future Strategy : Introduction to Futures Studies, Research Methods on Futures Studies and Strategy, Changing Structure of Future Society
E. Research Courses : at least 30 credits                   
F. Official credits earned in a master's program can be transferred in the KAIST doctoral program. (except for research credits)  


· Curriculum                 

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Mandatory MajorEngineering fieldInformation Technology Strategy, Environmental Technology Strategy,Bio
Technology Strategy, Nano Technology Strategy, Convergence Technology
Strategy
Future Strategy FieldForesight Methods, Quantitative Research Methodology, Social Science Research Methodology
Mandatory General*Leadership&CommunicationsⅠ, Leadership&CommunicationsⅡ,
Ethics and Safety(1AU)
* Not required to re-take courses already completed during Master’s Program
"Elective**
(One of the below three research
concentrations should be selected,
and more than 12 credits are
required including the core courses
in each concentration.) "
Intellectual Property
(Mandatory Elective)
Introduction to Global IP Law, Global Patent Law, Global Copyright Law
** Check the Master’s Program in Intellectual Property (MIP) website for
information on availability and enrollment of elective courses
Science Journalism
(Mandatory Elective)
Science Journalism Theory, Research Methodology in Science Journalism
(Research Methodology & Practice Science Journalism)
** Check the Master’s Program in Science Journalism (MSJ) website for
information on availability and enrollment of elective courses
Future Strategy
(Mandatory Elective)
Introduction to Futures Studies, Research Methods on Futures Studies and
Strategy, Research Methods on Futures Studies and Strategy
** Check the Master’s Program in Future Strategy (MFS) website for information
on availability and enrollment of elective courses
Research    Seminar
Thesis Research

· Curriculum ​​​​​​​

Classification
Course NameCreditSemester
Mandatory MajorInformation Technology Strategy1.5Spring
Environmental Technology Strategy1.5Summer
Bio Technology Strategy1.5Fall
Nano Technology Strategy1.5Spring
Convergence Technology Strategy1.5Summer
Foresight Methods
* SJ721, MIP605, FS602
1.5Spring
Quantitative Research Methodology3Spring
Social Science Research Methodology3Fall
Mandatory GeneralLeadership&CommunicationsⅠ1.5Spring
Leadership&CommunicationsⅡ1.5Fall
Mandatory Elective
(Intellectual Property)
Introduction to Global IP Law1.5Spring
Global Patent Law1.5Spring
Global Copyright Law1.5Fall
Mandatory Elective
(Science Journalism)
Science Journalism Theory1.5Spring
Research Methodology & Practice Science Journalism3Spring
Mandatory Elective
(Future Strategy)
Introduction to Futures Studies1.5Spring
Summer
Research Methods on Futures Studies and Strategy1.5Fall
Changing Structure of Future Society1.5Fall
ElectiveNational Future Strategy3Spring
Big Data Mining3Fall
Special Lectures on Futurology3Spring
Special Lectures on Strategies and Policies3Fall
Advanced Statistics for Future Strategy3Fall
ResearchThesis Research(Ph.D.)-
Seminar (Ph.D.)1
※ Notes: *stands for substitutable courses
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