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Class Grade.Credit Recognition

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Period of studies

  • Master's program : 2 years (4 semesters) or longer
  • Doctorate program : 2 years (4 semesters) or longer
  • Integrated program : 4 years (8 semesters) or longer

※ In the event of Master's program, Doctorate program or integrated program, any student who earned required credits
for the completion of the program, the required class years may be shortened within one year (two semesters).
※ The required class years of the transferred students in Master's program and Doctorate programs has to be two semesters or more
for each degree course.

Required credits for completion

  • Master's program : 24 credits in major courses and 6 credits in research courses
  • Doctorate program : 54~60 credits in major courses (including up to 24 credits from the Master's program) and 9~15 credits in research courses
  • Integrated program : 48~54 credits in major courses and 9~15 credits in research courses
  • Classification

    Completed Credits

    Major

    Research

    Grade

    Remark

    Registration

    Master's program

    (Advanced Practice in Nursing)- entered before 2015

    (Advanced Practice in Nursing)- entered in and fter 2016

    (Dept. Dependable Software)- entered before 2017

    (Financial Engineering) - entered before 2013

    (Financial Engineering) - entered in and after 2013

    30

    (39)

     

    (42)

     

    (45)

     

    (45)

     

    (42)

    24

    (33)

     

    (36)

     

    (39)

     

    (39)

     

    (36)

    6

    (6)

     

    (6)

     

    (6)

     

    (6)

     

    (6)

    Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

    Including the intern credits

    (within 6credits)

    2 years or longer

    (4semesters)

    (second semester or more for new and transfer students)

    Doctorate

    Program

    Students who entered before 2014

    69

    60

    9

    Including the credits for master's

    (within 24credits)

    Students who entered in and after 2014

    69

    54~60

    9~15

    Students who entered in and after 2017 45 30~36  9~15 No Credit recognition from the Master's courses

    Integrated

    Program

    Students who entered before 2014

    63

    54

    9

    -

    4 years or longer

    (8semesters)

    Students who entered in and after 2014

    63

    48~54

    9~15

 ※ Students who entered from 2014 for Doctorate and Integrated courses will have different combination of major credits

    and research credit, so please check the details on the table below.

 

[Required credits for completion for PhD Students who entered in and after 2017]

 

For PhD students who entered in and after 2017, we shall state the required credits that they actually must take to complete Doctorate program in Ajou graduate school without recognizing up to 24 credits from your master’s courses. (In case of financial engineering department, additional credits can be recognized up to 12 credits from master’s courses.)

 

- Duty to take additional courses designated by academic advisor

    · Additional courses designated by academic advisor: 3 ~ 12 credits

    · Who should take these additional courses

      (1) Those who are graduated from a special (or professional) graduate school

      (2) Those whose major of Master’s and Doctorate is different

    · Those who can submit a written statement of reasons for exemption confirmed by academic advisor may be exempted from the duty to take these additional designated courses(This statement shall be approved by dean of department and dean of Graduate School)

    · This duty applies to PhD students who entered in and after 2017

 

<Table2> Credits for the doctorate course and integrated course - students who entered after 2014

Department

Doctorate Course

(entered from 2014 to 2016)

Doctorate Course

(entered in and after 2017)

Integrated Course

major

research

total

major

research

total

major

research

total

Mechanical Engineering

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

Industrial Engineering

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

Chemical Engineering

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Material Engineering

54

15

69

30 15 45

51

12

63

Environmental

Engineering

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Civil and Transportation

Engineering

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Architecture

54

15

69

30 15 45

54

9

63

Architectural Engineering

54

15

69

30 15 45

54

9

63

Systems Engineering

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Urban Development

54

15

69

30 15 45

54

9

63

Electrical and Computer

Engineering

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Computer Engineering

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Digital Media

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Mathematics

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Physics

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Chemistry

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Biological Science

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Business Administration

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

Management Information

System

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

Global Management

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

Korean Language and

Literature

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

English Language and

Literature

57

12

69

33 12 45

54

9

63

French Language and

Literature

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

Economics

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

Psychology

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

Applied Social Science

54

15

69

30 15 45

54

9

63

Political Science and

Diplomacy

54

15

69

30 15 45

54

9

63

Public Administration

54

15

69

30 15 45

54

9

63

Law

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

Medical Sciences

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

Biomedical Sciences

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

Nursing Sciences

57

12

69

33 12 45

-

-

-

Pharmacy

entered in 2014

 57 

12

69

- - -

 51

12 

63 

entered from 2015 to 2016 54 15 69 - - - 48 15 63
entered from 2017 - - - 30 15 45

Energy Systems

Research

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Molecular Science and

Technology

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Education

57

12

69

33 12 45

-

-

-

Financial Engineering

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

Bio Medical Engineering

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Space Electronics and

Information Engineering

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Applied Bio Technology

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

NCW

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Systems Biomedical

Informatics

54

15

69

30 15 45

48

15

63

Life Media

60

9

69

36 9 45

54

9

63

 

 

Application for research credit

In case of shortage in study credits, it is impossible to complete the courses or graduate.

Students who entered before 2014

  • Master's course : Application for courses of 3 credits after allotting tutor (completion of a total of 6 credits)
  • Doctoral course : Application for courses of 3 credits after allotting tutor (completion of a total of 9 credits)
  • Integrated course : Application for courses of 3 credits after allotting tutor (completion of a total of 9 credits)

※ Application of up to 3 credits per semester is applicable for study credits.

※ Those who failed to complete the research credits must make an application for research about study subjects, even if they completed all credits on the major course.

※ In case of shortage in study credits, it is impossible to complete the course or graduate. In case of applying study credits after the minimum registration semester (4 semesters), students must pay registration fee.

 

<Table1> Credits for the doctorate course and integrated course-students who entered before 2014

  • Department Doctorate course Integrated course
    Major Research Total Major Research Total
    All departments 60 9 69 54 9 63

 

Students who entered after 2014
 

  • Master's course : Application for courses of 3 credits after allotting tutor (completion of a total of 6 credits)
  • Doctoral course : Application for courses of 3 or 6 credits after allotting tutor (completion of a total of 9~15 credits)
  • Integrated course : Application for courses of 3 or 6 credits after allotting tutor (completion of a total of 9~15 credits)

 

※ Application of up to 6 credits per semester is applicable for study credits.

※ Those who failed to complete the research credits must make an application for research about study subjects, even if they completed all credits on the major course.

※ In case of shortage in study credits, it is impossible to complete the course. In case of applying study credits after the minimum registration semester(4 semesters), students must pay registration fee.

 

Credit recognition

Taking undergraduate school courses and credit recognition

  • Range of recognition : The application for classes for undergraduate school course is recognized for total 6 credits for master's program and doctoral program, and 12 credits for integrated program in the period of attendance at school.
  • Subject course : The subjects designated by the department chair and the academic advisor
  • Required documents : None
  • Time of submission : During the application for classes for each semester
  • Course Registration Procedure : Apply in the same way as course registration in the graduate school on school homepage during the designated period -> Make sure to get advice from an academic advisor through AIMS

Taking courses from other Graduate School and credit recognition (Credits Exchange Program)

  • Scope of recognition : The exchange credit to complete from the collaborated graduate schools may not exceed a total of 12 credits for each degree course within the period of attendance at school
  • Subjects : Those that are included in the graduate course and that are not offered in the graduate school
  • Submitted documents : Application for classes for the recognition of credit exchange
  • Time of submission : Course registration period at every semester
  • Procedure : File an application → Confirmed by the faculty in other graduate school → Confirmed by an academic advisor in the graduate school → Confirmed by a dean → Submit documents to a department office → Confirmed by the director of the graduate school → Confirmed by the dean of the graduate school
  • Submission of student records :
    • ▶ Collaborated graduate schools : Pact Graduate School Administration Team sends students records to the graduate
    •    school(University of Science & Technology, Kyonggi University, Kyunghee University, Kookmin University, Korea
    •    National Defense University, Dongguk Universtiy, Myongji University, Seoul National University, Sookmyung Women's
    •    University, Yonsei University(Medical School), Hanyang University and University of Ulsan)
    •  Credit exchange
      Exchange credits are included in the total credits acquired in the graduate school, but they are not added to GPA.
      Acquired grades are recorded as they are and indicated as exchange credits (In case of a double degree earner,
      grades are calculated based on rating standard of the graduate school)

Credit recognition from the Master's courses for the newly admitted students in the Doctorate program(Students who entered before 2017)

  • Time of application : Within the application period designated in the beginning of the semester
  • Scope of recognition : Up to 24 credits
  • Submitted documents : A copy of application for classes for the recognition of credits from the Master's program and grade report from the Master's program
  • Procedure : File an application → Confirmed by a dean and the Admissions Committee (credit assessed by the department with the supervision of the dean of department) → Confirmed by the director of the graduate school → Confirmed by the dean of the graduate school

<Application for credit for special courses of lecture in Master's degree program> for new students

  • Special students of lecture in Master's course after the second semester of 2006
  • Application period and range of recognition : Not more than 6 credits within the designated registration period at the first semester of Master's program
  • Required documents : Application for recognition of credit completion of special courses for Master's degree
  • Procedure : Preparation of Application → Confirmation of the academic advisor → submission to the office of the department → Dean of department → Approval of president of Graduate School

Recognition of credits for new students, transfer students and returning students

  • Time of application : Within the application period designated in the beginning of the semester
  • Scope of recognition
    - Up to 1/2 credits of required credits for graduation acquired in the previous graduate school are recognized for new students and transfer students.
    - The total credits acquired in the past are recognized for returning students
  • Submitted documents : Credit Recognition Application, Graduate School Transcripts
  • Procedure : File an application → Confirmed by a dean and the Admissions Committee (Evaluation under the supervision of a dean) → Confirmed by the director of the graduate school → Submitted to the graduate school → Approved by Graduate School Committee

Grade assessment

Method of grade assessment

  • Major course : Assessment is made by considering the regular and special exam, attendance record, report and others
  • Research : Paper guidance (Application for courses of 1-3 credits after allotting an advisor)

 

Grade assessment

Grade assessment
Classification Grade Point Score Remark
Major courses A+ 4.5 95 ~ 100  
Ao 4.0 90 ~ 94  
B+ 3.5 85 ~ 89  
Bo 3.0 80 ~ 84  
C+ 2.5 75 ~ 79  
Co 2.0 70 ~ 74  
F 0 0 ~ 69  
Research S (Pass)     Satisfaction
U (Not pass)     Unsatisfaction

※ Disposition of F : It will not be removed unless the same course is re-taken and a higher grade is earned. 
※ Only for the case where the re-taking of class is impossible due to the course not being open in the applicable major,
the credit may be withdrawn during the period of credit withdrawal

 

Grade(via internet)

  • login to AIMS2 website → 'Academic Information for Graduate School' 학사(대학원) → 'Class Info(교과수업) on the upper side → '수업평가(Class Assessment) → Check courses → Assessment each questionaire → Confirmation Grade

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