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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Curriculum transition process
The electronic communication engineering area is showing faster development than any other area owing to its complex combination of basic and applied research technologies. To embrace and lead this transition, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is conducting long-term development of technologies, analysis of domestic and international trends, and analysis of the necessary research direction in six specific areas. The goal is not only to be outstanding at home and abroad but also to organize a graduate program to reduce the area’s dependence on workers from overseas.
Special lectures are presented in various areas
in response to rapid changes in the field in order to reduce the time required for these changes to be reflected in the curriculum.
These special lectures are presented under a single course name, with an additional subtitle to indicate the specific content.
Curriculum and structure
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering conducts a class evaluation of both undergraduate and graduate courses. The evaluation is performed from the middle of the semester until the end, and all results are posted on the relevant website. Through this process, distinguished professors are rewarded every year, and the evaluation results influence how courses are managed. In addition, materials are being provided to professors to help them improve their classes. SNU requires course outlines for students to review before the course registration period.
|Course||* of registrants||Credits completed||Average GPA of all courses|
|Master’s||4~8||24 credits and higher||3.0 and higher|
|Doctoral||4~12||36 credits and higher||3.0 and higher|
|Master’s/Doctoral integrated||6~16||60 credits and higher||3.0 and higher|
Introduction of Research Groups
· Biomedical and Nano Engineering Research Group
Medical science, biomedical engineering, electronic chemistry, nanoelectronics, nanooptics, information engineering are integrated to create innovative new technologies to enhance life. Specific studies include artificial cochlea, artificial retina, stimulation system for Parkisonism patients, cell-brain-machine interface and high speed diagnostic technique with nano/micro-structure.
· Nano/Micro-machine Research Group
The group studies application of technologies to produce semiconductor integrated circuit device in producing printer, automobile, cell phone, display, and other products in bioengineering. Specific examples are inkjet head, micro sensor, micro switch, micro mirror array, lenses, bio chip and micro robots.
· Molecule Electronic Physics and Nano-photonics Research Group
Based on physics of liquid crystal, organic semiconductor and biological membrane, optical control and optical, electrical and structural characteristics are studied. Research topics include nano pattern technology, artificial membrane, next generation integrated circuit and display, organic solar cell, nano optics, photon signal processing, photon logic, three dimension display and holograms.
· Display and Environment-friendly Device Research Group
This group studies next generation display technology and environment-friendly electronic devices. Specific research topics are plasma display panel, environment-friendly and mercury-free source of light, high density plasma-based semiconductor devices, organic thin film transistor, organic light emitting diode, printing-based electron devices, flexible electron devices and circuits.
· Semiconductor Physics and Device Research Group
Semiconductor industry is the backbone of industries in Korea and technology for reduced devices are needed in industry. Along with device design and production through next generation process development, device analysis and modeling are studied for display thin film device, memory device, power semiconductor, micro devices, bio and gas sensor, neuron emulated technology, and RF devices.
· Wireless and Electric Wave Engineering Research Group
Active and passive elements operating in high frequency, circuits as well as system based on their applications are studied through CMOS, and RF MEMS technologies. Especially, transistor with the fasted speed in the world, digital RF technologies and high efficiency power amplifiers are studied. Interdisciplinary technology to apply high frequency in medicine is also developed.
· Communication System Research Group
This group studies various communication system technologies for IT era. Communication theory, encryption theory, short distance wireless communication system, sensor adequate communication system, high speed transmitter-receiver systems are studied as well.
· Communication Network Research Group
Communication and network technologies are studied for safe and convenient communication application. Integration between communication and broadcasting, and between automobile and power system and other various future technologies are major research topic for the group.
· Electricity Network Research Group
The only solution for the energy and environmental problem the human faced is electrical energy. To supply this energy, smart grid electricity has been recently arisen. This group studies from production, transmission, and consumption of electricity and design of electricity network for policy and economics.
· Electric Energy System Research Group
Conversion of electrical energy and efficient control and design of electronic devices are the research topics for this group. Specifically, motor of electronic automobile, transducer, and ultrasonic waves motor design and control, fuel cell, secondary cell, conversion system design and control are studied.
· Control Engineering and System Theory Research Group
Control engineering is a discipline to understand the principle for a machine to move automatically. This group creates new theory and design of efficient control system design. Moreover, application studies are communication network control, robot control, memory and biological system modeling and control or other various systems.
· Intelligence and Robot Engineering Research Group
Future society will have network between reality and virtual world and robots communicating with human for more convenient and safe world. To realize this vision, intelligent robotics, recognition, judgment learning, computer vision, cyber physic systems are studied in this group.
· Sonic and Signal Processing Research Group
This group conducts studies on three dimension sonic space, Kansei engineering design for sonic devices, voice recognition, noise rejection, improvement of signal processing by mathematical interpretation of probability signals and algorithm development, signal processing for multimedia system improvement, computer vision for face recognition.
· Circuit and System Research Group
Next generation electronic and communication systems have reduced its size and energy consumption. To support this advancement, high performance analog-digital integrated circuit, system-on-chip design methodologies, low power structure’s embedded processor, multiprocessor, automatic design of optimized software and high resolution video platforms are studied.
· Embedded System Research Group
Embedded system is defined as products in which computers consist of semiconductors are embedded. It is widely applied both in electronics including cell phone, TV, robot, and navigator and mechanical systems including automobiles. To develop embedded system effectively, this group conducts research on optimization of microprocessor design, application optimization, compiler development and semiconductor chip design.
· Software Research Group
It was software technology that played a major role in development of Web, Microsoft Window, Oracle, Google and animation technologies applied in movie and games. This research group studies core technologies in software such as operating system, database system, data mining, graphic and media.