International Cooperation

Introduction to UST-KICT School KICT School originally started as part of the UST campus in 2004, and was elevated to the status of a school in the field of construction to replace the UST KICT campus in March of 2017. The goal of KICT School is to educate talented convergence specialists in construction research through its professional and advanced education system. To accomplish this, KICT School is running one convergence major called Civil & Environmental Engineering and three sub majors. Its unique education system is completed with the help of excellent researchers in a government-funded research institute which leads Korea’s construction research and has cutting-edge research facilities and infrastructures. Students of KICT School have the opportunity to participate in actual R&D projects. They receive firsthand experience at real industrial sites, and undergo research-oriented education and training in their respective disciplines.
Programs and Majors at KICT School
스마트도시·건설융합 : 건설환경 공학, 도시 및 교통 시스템공학, 지반신공간 공학
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
    • The Civil & Environmental Engineering program aims to foster professionals that have integrational capacity of cutting-edge technology for future urban construction and environmental technology as
    solutions to urban problems. To foster integrational solution experts that understand all future construction technologies and are capable of resolving urban problems, this program offers sub majors consisting of construction environment engineering, urban and transportation system engineering, and geotechnical & geo-space engineering.
  • Sub MajorConstruction Environment Engineering
    • The Construction Environment Engineering program consists of detailed subjects covering all aspec ts of environmental engineering and water resources, such as advanced water/wastewater,
    waste disposal and recycling, underground water and soil restoration, and riverside environment management. Basic theoretical lectures and pilot plant operations ensure the combination of theory and practical learning.
  • Sub Major Urban and Transportation system Engineering
    • The Urban and Transportation System Engineering program is designed to study that are the basis of urban, traffic, road engineering, C-ITS, road infrastructure, construction economy, pavement materials.
    In addition, It aims to foster relevant talents to establish environmentally friendly future transportation systems and construction ICT (Information and Communication Technology) convergence through convergent studies of smart city, urban,traffic, electricity, electronics, ICT, and chemistry.
  • Sub MajorGeotechnical & Geo-Space Engineering
    • The Geotechnical and Geospace Engineering program is designed to study fundamental theories and conduct full-scale experiments to investigate engineering characteristics of soils.
    It also aims to develop construction technologies that maximize the utility of the nation’s limited land and to deal with geotechnical engineering in extraterrestrial conditions.
Faculty and students (as of September 2019, unit: people)
Faculty and students (as of September 2019, unit: people)
Sub Major programFacultyStudentsTotalRemarks
Construction Environment Engineering 19 16 11 - 27 Local: 23
International: 17
Urban and Transportation System Engineering 9 2 1 - 3
Geotechnical and Geospace engineering. 9 2 4 1 7
Total 37 20 16 1 37
Graduates’ employment (as of September 2019, unit: people)
Graduates’ employment (as of September 2019, unit: people)
GraduatesStudying at USTResearchEducationPublicEnterpriseOthers
56 6 13 3 11 12 11
*Others: Preparing for professional engineer or patent lawyer exams, etc.
UST Master’s and PhD student recruitment
  • Selection
    • Applications open: PhD programs, integrated programs, Master’s programs, contract programs.
    • Rounds: First term (applications open in September, selection in October-November, admitted in March next year).
    • Second term (applications open in March, selection in May-July, admitted in September).
  • Contact
    • Faculty contact: Hyeonjun Kim (031-910-0266,
    • Academic administrators:
      Dongseob Shim (031-910-0058,,
      Jin Kim (031-910-0603,