Requirement for Completion

Master's Program

  • Students enrolled in the Master's Program must take 33 credits or more, complete the required courses according to their major, and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • Must register for at least 4 semesters.
  • Maximum credits per semester is 12 credits.
Major
Requirement (Environmental Planning and Design, Reading and Research)
Major
Optional
Urban and Regional Planning Major6 credits12 credits or more-
Transportation Major6 credits12 credits or more (must include Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning and Transportation Economics)-
Environmental Management Major6 credits9 credits or more3 credits or more from Dept. of Environmental Planning (includes Environmental Management subjects)
Urban and Social Innovation Major6 credits11 credits or more from Dept. of Environmental Planning * Maximum of 10 credits from other departments accepted
  • Required credits and optional subjects must be satisfied for all majors (required credits do not include credits for common courses for departments and graduate schools).
  • In order to take courses offered by GSES and other departments, consultation and approval by the advisor or department chair is necessary with confirmation of registration (in case of taking courses offered by other graduate schools, approval of registration in other graduate schools is to be submitted) to be submitted to department administration by the deadline for changes in of course registration.
  • Maximum of 6 credits from undergraduates courses can be applied for the entire duration of master’s/doctoral programs (but only in the case of courses relevant to his/her major)-Registration in undergraduate courses must be approved by the advisor and submitted to department administration along with confirmation of registration (new students without an advisor must confirm with department teaching assistants).
Summary of core requirements for completion of master’s program
1. Environmental Planning and Design and Individual Studies are required courses for all Master’s students in GSES.
2. Environmental Planning and Design is offered in every Spring semester. Individual Studies is offered in every semester. Therefore, it is necessary to finish these courses within a minimum of 4 semesters depending on individual circumstances in order to complete or graduate.
3. Completion and graduation are distinct concepts. Completion refers to registration for a minimum of 4 semesters, completion of Environmental Planning and Design and Individual Studies, and grade point average of 3.0 or higher in total credit hours of 33 or more. Graduation refers to passing both comprehensive examination and thesis defense in addition to above requirements for completion.
4. Disadvantages exist for failing to achieve requirements for completion. A minimum number of registrations is 4. That is, a minimum registration is 4 semesters. If failing to complete the requirements for completion within 4 semesters, tuition for the 5th semester will be proportional to the number of credits taken (Example: registration for 3 credits means 50% or higher of tuition, 4 credits or above means full tuition). In particular, Individual Studies is not to be taken only in the thesis phase of the program. After fulfilling the requirements for completion within the first 4 semesters that require registration, registration as a research student (tuition of 200,000 Korean Won per semester) is possible for further work on thesis.

Doctoral Program

  • For credits on coursework, must attain 36 credits or more, maintain grade point average of 3.0 or higher and complete the required coursework as outlined in GSES internal guidelines on doctoral program.
  • Maximum credits per semester is 12 credits
  • Maximum number of credits from other departments: Maximum of 18 credits
  • (Applicable to new students from Fall semester of 2018) “Individual Studies” can be taken for up to 12 credits (only once per semester) : registration is allowed only with approval from the course instructor
  • [Notice] Students admitted prior to the spring semester of 2018 can be allowed to claim 3 credits from “Individual Studies”


<Department of Environmental Planning Schedule of Courses>

Master's Program

Category
Coursework
Required CoursesEnvironmental Planning and Design (Spring semester), Individual Studies (Every semester)
Graduate School RequirementsSeminar on Urban and Environment International Developmentⓔ, Workshop on Urban and Environment International Developmentⓔ, Urban and Environment Internship, Research Methodology for Space Integrationⓔ
Department RequirementsGeographic Information Systemⓔ, Analysis of Urban Statistics, Planning Theory, Seminar on Urban and Environmental Policyⓔ, Climate Change and Adaptation: Theory and Practice, Seminar on Strategies toward Climate Change
Urban and Regional Planning MajorUrban and Regional Analysis, Planning Method, Urban and Regional Economicsⓔ, Land Planning Theory, History of Urban Planning, Urban Planning Theory, Structure and Location Theory, Urban Revitalization, Real Estate Development Theory, Infrastructure Planning Theory, Land and Regional Planning Theory, Land and Housing Policy, Urban Sociology, Global Urban Planning Theory, Seminar on Urban and Region, Social and Community Planning, Urban Planning and Design, Urban Form and Energyⓔ, Unification and Urban Planning, Planning and Management of Smart Urban
Transportation MajorTransportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, Transportation Economics, Management of Public Transportation, Workshop on Transportation Planning, Workshop on Transportation Engineering, Logistics System Theory, Transportation Signal Operation, Seminar on Smart Transportation System, Railway Transportation Theory, Sustainable Transportation Theory
Environmental Management MajorWater Quality Management, Environmental Ecology, Air Quality Management, Sustainable Waste Management, Climate Change Policy, Environmental Economicsⓔ, Soil Ecologyⓔ, Environmental Law, Environmental Experiment, Environmental System Theory, Remote Environmental Exploration, Environmental Dynamics of Hazardous Chemicals, Special Lecture on Environmental Management, Political Ecology, Seminar on Environmental Management, Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Consulting, Current Topics in Environmentology

Doctoral Program

    CategoryCoursework
    Urban and Regional Planning MajorHousing Market Analysis, Urban Computing, Research on Urban Development, Seminar on Comparative Urban Planning and Designⓔ, Research on Urban and Regional Economicsⓔ, Urban Growth Management, Research on Space and Structure, Cultural Sociology of Space, Research on Urban and Regional Planning, Research on Planning Theory, Research on History of Urban Planning
    Transportation MajorResearch on Transportation Engineering, Research on Transportation Planning, Research on Transportation Policy, Research on Planning Models, Research on Transportation Economics
    Environmental Management MajorResearch on Air Quality Management Model, Biogeochemistry, Sustainable Energy Policy and Planning, Scientific Technology and Environment/Energy, Research on Environmental Ecology, Environmental Kinetic Models for Hazardous Chemicals, Cost-Benefit Analysis


    Thesis

    Minimum requirements for submitting thesis

    1. Students submitting thesis must have achieved the required number of credits, passed the comprehensive examination and submitted an English test score (TEPS or TOEFL) with a passing score.
    2. Students who completed (expected to complete) and enrolled for at least 3 semesters with an accumulated total of 21 credits or more by the previous semester can apply for a chance to take the comprehensive examination.
    3. Applications for comprehensive examination are accepted in the beginning of each semester with the examination taking place at the end of March for the spring semester and at the end of September for the fall semester. Please refer to the announcements and the website for more details on schedule.
    4. Thesis can be submitted with an English score of 298 points or higher for TEPS (79 points or higher for TOEFL).
    5. The requirements for submitting thesis (comprehensive examination, English test score) must be satisfied prior to payment for evaluation (mid-April for the spring semester, mid-October for the fall semester).
    6. Deadline for Thesis Submission
    • Master’s: 4 years following completion (maximum of 6 years with a written request for extension)
    • Doctoral: 6 years following completion (maximum of 8 years with a written request for extension)

    Comprehensive examination for submitting thesis

    1. Professors collectively submit a certain number of questions on major areas that need to be mastered prior to writing a thesis on major areas (number of questions may differ depending on circumstance)
    2. Students select a certain number of questions from the list

    Waiver (Alternative) of Comprehensive Examination

    Subject to fulfillment of below requirements, comprehensive examination may be waived after evaluation by the academic committee


    Evaluation Criteria for the Academic Committee

    Master’s Program
    1. In case of publishing an academic paper in a foreign journal or any journal certified or likely become certified by National Research Foundation
    2. In case of presenting an academic paper at a regular conference hosted by academic associations that publish a foreign journal or any journal certified or likely become certified by National Research Foundation
    3. Total of 70 points or higher with 100 points for a solo-author paper, 70 points for a two-author paper, 40 points for a three-author paper and 30 points for a four-author paper
    Doctoral Program
    1. In case of publishing an academic paper in a foreign journal or any journal certified or likely become certified by National Research Foundation
    2. Total of 100 points or higher with 100 points for a solo-author paper, 70 points for a two-author paper, 40 points for a three-author paper and 30 points for a four-author paper
    Common Criteria
    1. Being main author or corresponding author in a paper with two or more authors or 70 points for being first author
    2. Being main author, corresponding author or first author in a published paper in SCI, SCIE, SSCI and A&HCI-level journals, 100 points regardless of the number of authors
    3. Subject of the presenting paper must be different from that of master’s/doctoral thesis