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Rural Systems Engineering

Seoul National University

24 months
6094 USD/year
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Rural systems engineering is considered as the essential area fulfilling the nation’s goal of becoming a welfare country. The Rural Systems Engineering program from Seoul National University looks to answer the demands for well-developed rural areas with better accessibility to the countryside through the development of communication and transportation. 


Key Features

Studies of rural infrastructure and its sustainable development are now flourishing, and rural systems engineering is necessary in order to integrate the knowledge of various fields in a useful manner.

Major research areas include Natural Resource Management for the effective management of natural resources such as water and land, Rural Environmental Engineering to construct a pleasant rural environment, Rural Information and Systems Engineering to improve the quality of rural life, and Planning and Design for reconstruction of rural areas and sustainable development. The curriculum of rural systems engineering covers vast engineering fundamentals, foundational scientific areas, and cultural subjects.

The cohesive attitude of the Rural Systems Engineering program from Seoul National University is increasingly necessary since the rate of entry of our graduates into jobs in closely related fields is reaching over 90%. Recently, increased numbers of our graduates are getting more job opportunities in research institutes, public corporations and the government, companies to private sectors. Employment in information and biological engineering fields is also increasing compared to employment in environmental engineering fields. Most of the rural systems engineering students receive a degree engineering license in civil engineering or information engineering before they graduate. The percentage of employment and the prospect of promotion is very high because the ability of graduates to attain a master license of engineering after a few years of practical occupation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rural Water Resources Systems Engineering
  • Complex Systems Science
  • Environmental Biocolloid Engineering
  • Aero-Environmental Engineering
  • Rural Water & Information Engineering
  • Rural Geo-environmental Engineering
  • Rural Environment Conservation Engineering
  • Agricultural Structure & Systems Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Print out after completing online application
  • Personal Statement and Study Plan
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from two different professors with stamp or signature on sealed envelope
  • Official Bachelor's Transcript and Degree or Graduation Certificate
  • Official Master's Transcript and Degree or Graduation Certificate
  • A Copy of the Applicant's Passport
  • Copies of both parents' passports
  • Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and parents
  • Financial Certification
  • Additional materials required to applicants for programs in Fine Arts, Music, Physical Education, Music Education Major or Fine Arts Education Major

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3047 USD per semester during 24 months.

KRW 3,971,000

Living costs for Seoul

1853935 - 1761654 KRW /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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