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General Basic Major Research Free Total
Mandatory Elective Mandatory Elective Mandatory Elective Mandatory Elective 138 (after 2023)
136 (after 2018)
7+4AU 21 23 9 25 18 3
Mandatory (7+4AU)

① Students entering KAIST in 2023 and thereafter : 7 credits and 4AU
- English Presentation & Discussion (1), Advanced English Listening (1), Advanced English Reading (1), Advanced English Writing (1), Writing (3),
- Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Happy College Life (1AU), Exciting College Life (1AU)

Mandatory (7+8AU)

② Students entering KAIST in 2018 and thereafter : 7 credits and 8AU
- English Presentation & Discussion (1), Advanced English Listening (1), Advanced English Reading (1), Advanced English Writing (1), Writing (3)
- Physical Education (4AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Happy College Life (1AU), Exciting College Life (1AU)


Students entering KAIST in 2023 and onward : at least 21 credits
- Students are required to take at least 21 credits with a minimum requirement of at least 1 course of each of the following 2 among 3 categories: Humanity, Society, and Literature and Arts (at least 6 credits in 2 categories) and take 1 core course from 3 types(core, convergence, general)(3credits) including the above; the rest can be chosen regardless of the category.
※ This requirement will be applied from the spring semester of 2022. For students who entered before that, please refer to the requirements for each class.
※ Students having a double major should take at least 12 credits including at least 1 core course (3 credits).

Basic (32) Mandatory (23) ① 1 course among Fundamental Physics I (3), General Physics I (3), and Advanced Physics I (3)
② 1 course among Fundamental Physics II (3), General Physics II (3), and Advanced Physics II (3)
③ 1 course of General Physics Lab I (1)
④ 1 course of Basic Biology (3) or General Biology (3)
⑤ 1 course of Calculus I (3) or Honor Calculus I (3)
⑥ 1 course of Calculus II (3) or Honor Calculus II (3)
⑦ 1 course among Basic Chemistry (3), General Chemistry I (3) and Advanced Chemistry (3)
⑧ 1 course of General Chemistry Lab I (3), or Advanced Chemistry Lab (1)
⑨ 1 course of Basic Programming (3) or Advanced Programming (3)

※ Students having entered KAIST in 2007 or before : 23 credits (①~⑨)
※ Students having entered KAIST between 2008 and 2011: 26 credits((①~⑨), Freshman Design Course: Introduction to Design and Communication (3))
※ Students entering KAIST in 2020 and thereafter: One course from ③ General Physics Lab I (1) and General Physics Lab II(1)
Elective (9) ※ Elective Basic Courses: At least 9 credits
※ Students admitted in and before 2011 should take more than 6 credits
※ Students must select and complete only one subject from MAS109 and MAS110.
-However, if students have taken both MAS109 and MAS110 before the spring semester of 2023, both will be recognized as elective basic credits.
※ Students having a double major take at least 3 or 6 credits
Major (43) Mandatory (25)

① NQE201 Fundamentals of Nuclear and Quantum Science (3)
② NQE202 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Ⅰ(3)
③ NQE203 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Ⅱ (3)
④ NQE204 Interaction of Radiation with Matters (3)
⑤ NQE301 Nuclear Reactor Theory (3)
⑥ NQE303 Radiation Measurement Experiments (3)
⑦ NQE401 System Engineering of Nuclear Power Plants and Experiments (4)
⑧ NQE402 Nuclear and Quantum Engineering Design Project (3)

Elective (18) Elective Courses: At least 18 credits
Research (3) Mandatory (3) Graduate Research (3)
Elective Individual study, Seminar
Total 138(in 2023 and thereafter), 136(in 2016 and thereafter)

English Proficiency Requirements upon Graduation

- Students are required to meet one of the following requirements on English proficiency
before entering KAIST or dring their yearns of enrollment : 560 points in PBT TOEFL; 220 points in CBT TOEFL;
83 points in IBT TOEFL; 6.5 points in IELTS; 720 points or 760/775 points in TOEIC (see below);
or 590 points or 670/690 points in TEPS (see below).

※ Criteria for TOEIC and TEPS scores
- Students submitting scores from new TOEIC (held in May 2006 and onward) or TEPS held on March 1, 2007 and onward: 720 points in TOEIC; or 599 points in TEPS
- Students submitting scores from old TOEIC (held before April 20060 or TEPS held before February 28, 2007:
- Students entering KAIST in 2008 and onward : 775 points in TOEIC; or 690 points in TEPS
- Students entering KAIST in 2007 or before: 760 points in TOEIC; or 670 points in TEPS

Minor and Double Major

[for undergraduates who have entered KAIST in 2016 and thereafter]
- Advanced Major: at least 12 credits(from Elective Major courses) - Individually Designed Major: at least 12 credits
(at least 12 credits of major course offered by two different major departments except original major department.)
- Minor : at least 21 credits are required
(at least 21 credits including 15 credits from Mandatory Major Courses)

[for undergraduates who have entered KAIST in 2015 and before]
- Minor: At least 21 credits
(at least 21 credits including 15 credits from Mandatory Major Courses)
- Double Major: At least 40 credits
(at least 40 credits including 25 credits from Mandatory Major Courses)
- Research Course: At least 3 credits
At least 3 credits from graduate research (Refer to the KAIST common requirements for URP and Internship Program to replace graduation research.)
Independent research and Seminar credits can be counted as research credits.

[Department’s Internal Guidelines for Strengthening Undergraduate Education and Research, Results from Department’s Faculty Meeting on March 21, 2013]

I. Recommended Courses Offered by Other Departments as Elective Courses : Students are encouraged to go beyond classwork of the Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering
▪Nuclear Engineering (10 Courses)
- Mechanical Engineering: MAE211 Thermodynamics, MAE221 Fluid Mechanics, MAE231 Mechanics of Materials MAE251 Dynamics, MAE311 Heat Transfer
- Civil and Environmental Engineering: CE371 Environmental Science and Engineering
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: CBE202 Introduction to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, CBE471 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering: MS211 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
- Electrical Engineering: EE304 Electronic Circuits

▪Radiation Engineering (10 Courses)
- Bio and Brain Engineering: BiS225 Anatomy & Physiology
- Mathematical Sciences: MAS470 Mathematical Modeling
- Materials Science and Engineering: MS211 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering, MS331 Nanomaterials Science & Technology
- Electrical Engineering: EE204 Electromagnetics, EE211 Introduction to Physical Electronics EE304 Electronic Circuits, EE362 Semiconductor Devices, EE403 Analog Electronic Circuits
- Computer Science: CS484 Introduction to Image Processing

▪Nuclear Fusion Engineering (10 Courses)
- Physics: PH221 Classical Mechanics I, PH222 Classical Mechanics II, PH231 Electromagnetism I PH232 Electromagnetism II, PH211 Mathematical Methods I Physics I PH212 Mathematical Methods in Physics II PH241 Modern Physics, PH311 Thermal Physics
- Mechanical Engineering: MAE221 Fluid Mechanics
- Electrical Engineering: EE201 Circuit Theory

II. Guidelines for Strengthening Research Capabilities of Undergraduate Students
1. Students must take one or more research programs among Individual Research, Undergraduate Research Program (URP), and Human Resource Program for Nuclear Engineering Students funded by the government before enrolling in graduation research including internship course.
2. In general, the graduation research should be applied in the last graduate semester, but with exception of the cases, when applying the URP or internship for the substitution of graduation research.
3. When students would like to substitute the internship courses over 9 weeks as graduation research, the graduation research evaluation committee is constituted with total 3 committee members including his/her academic advisor. The evaluation process is performed after the end of the internship, and the internship report in the original, signed or stamped by the academic advisor must be delivered to the department office, when the internship course is evaluated as the graduation research with quality and satisfaction.