Master On Campus

Rural Systems Engineering

Seoul National University

24 months
7040 USD/year
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Rural Systems Engineering from Seoul National University is the technical field responsible for the construction and maintenance of pastoral areas for prospective welfare. Various studies are integrated with information and modern transportation technology.


Accordingly, rural areas should be properly controlled and organically connected with urban areas. 

Rural Systems Engineering from Seoul National University aims to provide theoretical and practical methods to promote sustainable development and to protect the integrity of pastoral spaces such as rural and forestry areas, which together encompass most of the national territories. 

Rural systems engineering integrates and redevelops technologies from various engineering and scientific fields such as architecture, environmental engineering, computer sciences, and civil engineering.


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

  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 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

    7040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3520 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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