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leave of
Absence

Information related to leave of absence from SNU College of Engineering

Leave of absence due to personal reasons(disease, millitary service, etc) will require a permission
from the Dean, and the absence period will be within 1 year.

Leave of Absence

휴학종류별 신청기한과 제출서류를 알려줍니다.
Type Application Deadline Application Document Note
General leave of absence Leave of absence after registration :before half of the semester has passed weeks
Leave of absence before registration :
from the last day of the past semester until the last day of the registration period
One copy of leave of absence application form Fill out the form on the SNU portal web, mysnu; your registration for the semester will be cancelled automatically.
Leave of absence for illness During the second half of the
semester (before the end of final exams)
One copy of Leave of absence application form
One copy of medical report (for leaves longer than four weeks)
You will need to submit an official document from a doctor; your registration for the semester will be cancelled automatically.
Leave of absence for military service Enlistment before the end of the semester : anytime from two weeks before the enlistment date till the end of the semester One copy of leave of absence application form
One copy of military service warrant (Certificate of service required for skilled industry personnel)
Your registration for the semester will be cancelled automatically.
Enlistment after the end of the semester :
any time after the end of the semester (following semester is treated as leave of absence)
The registration for the semester and acquired credit will be accepted. (Class registration cannot be cancelled.)
  • Freshmen can apply for a leave of absence after the official date of admittance (March 1, September 1).

Leave of absence period

학사,석사,박사,통합과정 휴학기간을 알려줍니다.
Bachelor’s Program 6 semesters Master’s Program 4 semesters
Doctoral Program 6 semesters Master’s/Doctoral
Integrated Program
8 semesters
  • The above periods may not be exceeded.
    (The period of military service is not included in the leave of absence, but the period after discharge from service will be counted as a leave of absence for military service.)

Leave of absence approval period

  • Two semesters or less (Leave of absence for military service is counted as the military service period, according to the military service law.)
  • Those who would like to re-apply for a leave of absence after two semesters must submit the application form again.

Failure to submit either the leave of absence application form or the reinstatement application form will result in expulsion.

Application process

  • Log onto the SNU portal web page. Follow the link for leave of absence or reinstatement; fill out the application form and save it.
  • Application for leave of absence for illness, childbirth, or military service: Submit the application form from the SNU portal to the appropriate school's dean (with related documents attached).

Failure to submit the related documents will result in cancellation of the application..

Grades

  • Grades for students on leave of absence: The course registration of those who apply for a leave of absence before the end of the semester (including leave of absence for military service) will be cancelled automatically. Grades will be accepted for students on leave of absence for military service after the end of the semester.

Registration fees

Those who enlist in the army during a general leave of absence must submit the service confirmation document to the affiliated
administrative office within six months from the enlistment date. The leave will be changed to leave of absence for military service.

Reinstatement

Information related to returning to school from leave of absence

Students on leave of absence planning to return to school will have to go through
an application process for returning

Reinstatement

복학종류별 신청기한,제출서류 를 알려줍니다.
Type Application Period Application Documents Note
General reinstatement From the last day of the previous semester until the date the semester starts (within the first quarter of the semester if an excuse is granted) One copy of reinstatement application form (print after saving) Fill out the form on the SNU web portal, mysnu.
Reinstatement from military service From the last day of the previous semester until the date the semester starts (within the first quarter of the semester if an excuse is granted) One copy of reinstatement application form (print after saving) Fill out the form on the SNU web portal, mysnu.
Homecoming Reinstatement Should be reported to school immediately after homecoming One copy of reinstatement application form or leave of absence application form (attach copy of homecoming certificate) Fill out the form on the SNU web portal, mysnu.

Application process for reinstatement

  • Log onto the SNU portal webpage. Fill out the leave/reinstatement form and save it.
    ※ Application for reinstatement from military service: Fill out the form in the SNU portal, print it, and submit it to the appropriate school's dean with the related documents attached.

Documentation required for those being discharged from military service after one-quarter of the semester has passed

  • certificate of expected discharge date, affiliated commander's letter of reinstatement, and copy of furlough
    This is limited to those who are able to attend class through furloughs and are discharged immediately after furlough, even if they are discharged after the period for reinstatement has passed. However, the application for reinstatement must still be made during the application period (within the first quarter of the semester)..

For those using a furlough to become reinstated after discharge after the first quarter of the semester,
only an approved certificate of furlough will be accepted.
only an approved certificate of furlough will be accepted.

Bachelor's
degree

Information related to receiving the Bachelor's degree

Read about the requirements for receiving the Bachelor's degree. For students planning to graduate,
please read before graduating

Number of credit to graduate

  • Minimum credits required for graduation 36 credits or more
    for general studies, 39 credits or more for major subjects, 24 credits or more for minor subjects.
  • Total credit required for a bachelor’s degree is 130 credits or more, combining the general/major subjects.
  • If credit is not sufficient for general studies and major subjects(including minor, dual degree, relation major), and teaching subjects, credits from general electives may be used for supplement.

Compulsory completion of class in foreign language

  • Students entering after 2007 must complete 3 classes being taught in foreign language, including major subjects.

Completion of the undergraduate course(regular graduation)

  • Bachelor’s degree are granted to those who completed the regulated number of semesters and fulfilled the required credits, has completed graduation exams, or other types of required exams.
졸업사정대상 과 절차를 알려주는 표입니다.
Graduation Criteria Students registered over 8 semesters, and studying without any registration changes in the corresponding semester, and submitted the graduation application before 1/4 of weeks into the semester.
Students completed over 130 credits, including over 36 credits of general studies, over 39 credits of major subjects following the department regulation.
Students with GPA over 2.0 for their major, dual degree, minor, and relation major
Students who completed all required subjects of general studies and major subjects.
Students who passed the graduation thesis evaluation
procedure List of graduate applicants is determined by the faculty after individual evaluation
Diplomas are prepared and the list of graduate applicants is settled
Be sure to check in advance in terms of number of credit and class requirement if you are eligible to apply for graduation.
Master's and
Doctoral Degrees

Information related to completing graduate school

Read about the requirements for receiving the Bachelor's degree. For students planning to graduate,
please read before graduating

Credits required to graduate

졸업학점을 알려주는 표입니다.
Master’s Degree Semesters
registered
4 - 8
Credits completed More than 24
GPA Higher than 3.0
Qualifying exam Thesis submission, foreign language test, other general exams
Thesis for degree Passing the evaluation by the thesis committee
Doctoral Degree Semesters
registered
4 - 12
Credits completed More than 36 (more than 60, including credits from master's course)
GPA Higher than 3.0
Qualifying exam Thesis submission, foreign language test, other general exam
Thesis for degree Passing the evaluation by the thesis committee
Master's/Doctoral
Integrated Program
Semesters
registered
6 - 16
Credits completed More than 60
GPA Higher than 3.0 on average
Qualifying exam Thesis submission, foreign language test, other general exam
Thesis for
a degree
Passing the evaluation by the thesis committee

Completion of graduate school (Master's, doctoral, or integrated master's/doctoral program)

대학원과정수료자격을 알려주는 표입니다.
Minimum Residency 2 years (4 registered semesters) for master's or doctoral beyond master's, and 4 years for integrated master's/doctoral course
Maximum Residency
Before Graduation
4 years for master's course, 6 years for doctoral course, and 8 years for integrated course
Repeated Credits More than 24 credits for master's program, more than 36 credits for doctoral program, and more than 60 credits for integrated program, with GPA higher than 3.0.
Qualifying Exam for Submission of Thesis This may differ according to your major, but you must pass the foreign language test to qualify for thesis submission.
Qualifying Exams for
Thesis Submission

Information ralated to the examination for submitting the thesis

Following Article 7 of conferment, there is an examination for submittion the thesis. Detail

Qualifications to take the exam

응시자격 - 석사과정, 박사과정
Master's Program More than 3 registered semesters, with more than 18 credits.
The dean of the department or college may adjust the credits to 19 or higher. Exams may be retaken in case of failure
Doctoral Program More than 3 registered semesters with more than 18 credits.
More than 2 registered semesters with more than 42 credits for integrated program students. Exams may be retaken in case of failure.

Exam subjects, score distribution, and criteria for passing

시험과목/배점/합격기준 을 알려줍니다.
Foreign Language and General Exam Foreign language test: English exam can be replaced with TEPS or TOEFL score.
General exam: Test on major subjects, given by each college
Ask administrative office of your department for more details.
Score Distribution/ Criteria for Passing Score distribution : Foreign language test, 100 points; major subject test, 100 points (same for both master's and doctoral programs)
Criteria for passing: Applicant must score more than 60% for master's program and more than 70% for doctoral program. The criteria for the English test score (TEPS) are at the discretion of each department.
Criteria for Foreign
Language Test
Applicant must score more than 60% for master's program and more than 70% for doctoral program.
Receiving higher than a C- in the second foreign language class held during the summer/winter intersession will be treated as passing.

Exam is given twice a year, in March and September.

 

Thesis
Evaluation

Information related to the evaluation of thesis

This page explains the evaluation of masters/doctoral thesis evaluation. Details are listed below

Submission qualifications and period

제출자격 및 허용기간 - 논문제출자격 과 논문제출 허용기간을 알려줍니다.
  Master’s Program Doctoral Program
Qualifications
for
Submission
  • Passing the thesis submission exam for the master's course
  • Completion of all required credits by the end of the corresponding semester
  • Submission during the submission period
  • Approved for thesis submission
  • Fulfillment of any other departmental criteria
  • Passing the thesis submission exam for the doctoral course
  • Acquisition of more than 60 credits and completion of all required credits by the end of the corresponding semester
  • Submission during the submission period
  • Approved for thesis submission
  • Fulfillment of any other internal regulations of their department
Submission
Acceptance
Period
  • Within 4 years of completing the coursework, excluding a military service period. This period may be extended for up to 2 more years at the dean's discretion.
  • Within 6 years of completing the coursework, excluding a military service period. This period may be extended for up to 2 more years at the dean's discretion.

Evaluation process for master's degree

논문심사절차 - 각 논문심사 절차들의 세부사항을 알려줍니다.
Procedure Details
Announcement of Thesis
Evaluation Plan
This is announced independently by each department.
Registration of Applicant
  • Forming of a thesis committee: each department
  • Acceptance by the committee: each department
Submission of Thesis / Fee
  • Signup/payment: each department
  • Number of copies of thesis for evaluation: 3
  • Evaluation fee: 100,000 won (subject to change)
Thesis Committee Nomination/ Selection
  • The dean of each department will submit to the president a nomination for three or more members for the thesis evaluating committee for each student.
  • The three judges (Chair, Vice Chair, member) may not include the advisor or personnel from outside of the school or those associated with the student.
  • Qualifications for thesis committee
    Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, or full-time lecturers and external experts with a doctoral degree
  • Judges should be selected fairly in order to avoid any biases.
Thesis Presentation Presentations will be processed under the supervision of the dean.
Thesis Evaluation / Oral Exam
  • Thesis evaluation: 2/3 of the judges should approve (assign a grade higher than B)
  • Oral exam is held during the final evaluation, and a minimum grade of 60% is required to pass.
  • The Chair must submit the evaluation signed by all the committee members to the dean of the department through the administrative office.
Submission of Approved Thesis
  • Four copies should be submitted to the central library in 4 × 6 silver-backed hard cover (1 copy with the signatures of all committee members).
  • The thesis file should be converted to a PDF file and uploaded on the central library home page (http://library.snu.ac.kr).

Evaluation process for doctoral degree

논문심사절차 - 각 논문심사 절차들의 세부사항을 알려줍니다.
Procedure Details
Announcement of Thesis Evaluation Plan This is announced independently by each department.
Place to Obtain the Form Each department's administrative office
Submission of Thesis/Fee
  • Signup location: Each department's administrative office
  • Required documents: Request for thesis evaluation, letter of recommendation from academic advisor, resume
  • Evaluation fee: 300,000 won (subject to change)
Submission of Thesis
  • Submission of thesis for evaluation: Each department's administrative office
  • Number of theses: 1 (Referential thesis, models, samples, and any additional materials may be submitted if necessary)
  • The thesis should be written in Korean, with a Korean abstract and a foreign language abstract. Keywords should be highlighted at the bottom of the abstract to indicate the topic of the thesis. Theses written in a foreign language also require a Korean and foreign language abstract and highlighted keywords.
  • Number of thesis copies for evaluation: 5 (1 copy with a Korean abstract)
Thesis Committee Nomination/Selection
  • The dean of each department will submit to the president a nomination for five or more members of the thesis evaluating committee for each candidate.
Qualification for Judges
  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, or full-time lecturers with a doctoral degree
  • Experts from outside the school with a doctoral degree, or faculty higher than assistant professor at other schools. For private institutes, researchers with a doctoral degree and more than 2 years of experience in the area after receiving the degree.
  • Personnel satisfying the above requirements can be nominated by the dean of each department. The list of nomination must include at least 1 person from outside the school. Each committee in the department will select 1 Chair, 1 Vice Chair, and 1 member per student. The student's advisor and personnel from outside the school or those who are associated with the student may not be included in the committee.
Thesis Presentation Presentations will be processed under the supervision of the dean.
Thesis Evaluation / Oral Exam Pre-evaluation should be performed at least three times (once under the supervision of the Chair).
Reporting Results of Pre-evaluation The results of the pre-evaluation are reported.
Final Evaluation / Oral Exam
  • Location: designated by each department
  • Final deliberation: 4/5 of the judges should approve
  • Oral exam is held during the final evaluation, and a minimum grade of 70% is required to pass. (A score of 70% or more should be granted by 4/5 of the committee.)
Extension of Evaluation Period The evaluation period may be extended up to 1 semester with the approval of the graduate school committee.
Submission of Approved Thesis
  • Four copies should be submitted to the central library in 4 × 6 golden-back hard cover (1 copy with the signatures of all judges).
  • The thesis file should be converted to a PDF file and uploaded on the central library home page (http://library.snu.ac.kr).
Note Those receiving the doctoral degree must publish the thesis within 1 year after receiving the degree, except in cases where the thesis has already been published or the superintendent decides it is not suitable for publication.
Registering as
Researcher

Information related to registering as a research student

For graduates of masters courses, registering as a research student allows for usage of facillities
as well as continuation for further researches. Information regarding the registration procedure can be found below.

Purpose

  • The purpose is to encourage students with master's or doctoral degrees to continue working on research projects and to avoid the expenses of using school facilities by granting researcher status with only a small fee.

Admission information

연구생 모집정보 - 시행시기,부담금,등록기간,지원사항에 대해 알려줍니다.
Initial Year 1996
Fee Science/engineering: 200,000 won per semester (subject to change)
Registration Period: Limited registration period at the beginning of each semester
Registration as a researcher during the thesis submission semester became compulsory in the first semester of 1998.
Support Access to facilities: library, reference room, laboratories, graduate school research labs.
Other benefits: parking permit, ID card
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