KOREA UNIVERSITY School of Biosystem and Biomedical Science

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Program Description

Program Description

Educational Objectives & Internal Regulations
Educational Objective

To foster talents with knowledge of medical science, basic science and engineering, and capabilities in order to lead the cutting-edge medical science industry in the future.

Internal Regulations on Curriculum


The courses of the Department of Bio-convergence Engineering consist of common, basic and intensive courses, and each graduate student should meet the conditions as follows to get degree.

  1. (1) Students should complete both Clinical Rotation and Experimentation among common courses and at least one from Graduate Colloquium I-IV.
  2. (2) Students should complete a certain number of courses as follows among basic courses: two courses for the Master’s program, three courses for the Doctoral program, and four courses for the Integrated Master’s and Doctoral Program.
  3. (3) Major courses of other departments are recognized as major courses when they are completed under the approval of an Academic Advisor and the Head of Department.
  4. (4) The common and basic courses completed during the master degree program are approved for credits of the Ph.D. program. At least 18 credits should be earned from this Department for degree acquisition.
Common, basic, and intensive courses are as follows:
  1. Common Courses

    Clinical Rotation, Experimentation, Graduate Colloquium I, Graduate Colloquium II, Graduate Colloquium III, Graduate Colloquium IV

  2. Basic Courses

    Plasmonics, Microfluidics theory and application, Amplifier design for medical instrumentation, Numerical Analysis, Advanced Computer Programming, Micron-scale optical applications in biology, Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, Biomedical Materials and Biocompatibility, Medical imaging devices, Biomedical Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Processing for Biomaterials, Polymers in Biomaterials, Advanced Radiological Physics, Biomedical Image Processing, Medical Imaging System, Advanced Optics Theory, System analysis, Scientific English Writing, Next Generation Biochemical Analysis

  3. Intensive Courses

    NanoBioPhotonics, Molecular Spectroscopy, Nanofabrication, Biochip, Digital system control for medical instrumentation, Computational Neuroimage Analysis, Pattern recognition and machine learning, Analysis Techniques for Biomaterials, Solid Freeform Fabrications, Advanced Mathematics, Nano-bio Interface, Introduction to Nanomedicine, Microfabrication Technology, Introduction to Biomimetics, Artificial Organs, Radiation Therapy Physics, Cancer Therapy Technique, Image Reconstruction Algorithms, X-ray and Gamma-ray Imaging, Interferometric Imaging, Light-tissue interaction, Recent Advances in Nanobiotechnology, Physical Biology, Special Topics in Biophotonics I, Special Topics in Biophotonics II, Quality Assurance of Radiotherapy and Practice, Treatment Planning of Radiotherapy and Practice, Nanoscale Characterization of Biomaterials, Surface Treatment of Biomaterials, System design for biochemical analysis, Cancer Biology, Particle Therapy, Review of edge biomedical technology Ⅰ, Review of edge biomedical technology Ⅱ

Academic Advisor

The Dean of the School appoints an Academic Advisor for each student upon their entrance, considering their opinions and following the regulations as follows:

Academic Advisor: KU faculty members who have published at least one paper as a lead author or corresponding author in SCI-level international journals, KCI journals or candidate journals (non-science field) over the past three years from of the day of appointment.

Interim Measures

  1. 1. Students whose affiliation was changed from the Department of Health Science to the Department of Bio-convergence Engineering on March 1, 2013 are subject to the internal regulation of the former or the latter as they choose. In this case, the major credits earned from the previous department are approved as major credits by the new department. If they have converted to the Integrated Master’s and Doctoral Program, they can acquire the credits needed for graduation of the Program, regardless of the required courses of the Department, and obtain a degree under the rules of Ph.D. Program Comprehensive Exam.
  2. Paragraph (4) of “1. Courses” herein is applied to students who entered on March 1, 2015 or later.
  3. (Interim measure) “5. Graduate School Comprehensive Examination” in this amended Internal Regulations is applied to students who entered on September 1, 2016 or later, and those who entered before March 1, 2016 can choose between the amended or previous Internal Regulations after consulting with an Academic Advisor.
  4. (Interim measure) “1. Courses to Complete” in the amended Internal Regulations is applied to students who entered on March 1, 2013 or later.
  5. When a student with an Academic Advisor from the Department of Health and Safety Convergence Science completes major courses from the Department of Health and Safety Convergence Science, these courses are approved as major credits by the Department of Bio-convergence Engineering.