Track 1: Course-oriented Program

2019 KISS Track 1

Students may select up two courses from the list below.
Medium of instruction is English for all courses.
This year, we are offering 5 courses that are based on Education 4.0 courses/materials that are different from traditional courses in that the class time will consist of interactive activities and discussions instead of lectures.

Classes will begin on July 1 to July 26, 2019.
For more details on important dates, please refer to the Registration page.

Eligibility & Target Group

Undergraduate & graduate students from partner universities. Applicants from institutions where the primary medium of instruction is not English are expected to submit English test score (TOEFL iBT: 80, IELTS: overall band 6.0, TOEIC: 800).

Number of Credits

Up to 6 credits (student may enroll in up to 2 courses: one course in the morning and one course in the afternoon)


  • KRW 1,200,000 for one course (3 credit)
  • KRW 2,400,000 for 2 courses (6 credit)
  • KRW 1,600,000 for 3 credit course + 1 credit course (4 credits)

* Tuition is waived for nominated students from partner universities. Contact your home university coordinator regarding the nomination. All students must be nominated directly from the host university. For more information or inquiries, contact us at

Course (Morning)

Course No. Course Title Time Credit Professor Syllabus
ME491 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering <Introduction to Environment and Ocean Physics> MTWTh 9:00 - 12:00
3 Prof. Sung Yong KIM  
CH107 College Chemistry* MTWTh 8:00 - 12:00
3 Prof. David G. CHURCHILL  
BiS452 Biomedical Imaging* MW 9:00 - 12:00 , WThF 9:00 - 11:00
3 Prof. Sung-Hong PARK  
ID202 Idea and Expression MTWTh 9:00 - 12:00
3 Prof. NAM Ki-Young  
KEI512 Startup Simulation Games MTWThF 9:00 - 13:00, July 15 - 18
1 Prof. Steve AHN  
KEI510 Understanding Startups MWF 9:00 - 12:00, TTh 9:00 - 12:30, July 8 - 12
1 Prof. Steve AHN  
HSS006 Basic Korean for Foreign Students 1 A MTWTh 10:00 - 13:00
3 Prof. Boyoung KIM  

Course (Afternoon)

Course No. Course Title Time Credit Professor Syllabus
HSS392 English Scientific Writing MTWTh 14:00 - 17:00
3 Prof. Mik Fanguy  
MS331 Nanomaterials Science & Technology MTWTh 14:00 - 17:00
3 Prof. Jihyun OH  
MS431 Nano-Biomaterials* MTWTh 14:00 - 17:00
3 Prof. Yoon Sung NAM  
MS414 Materials Characterization MTWTh 14:00 - 17:00
3 Prof. Byungha SHIN  
HSS370 Vision, Brain and Art MTWTh 13:00 - 16:00
3 Prof. Jeounghoon KIM  
HSS302 Big Data and Language* MTWTh 13:00 - 16:00
3 Prof. Seonmin PARK  
HSS006 Basic Korean for Foreign Students 1 B MTWTh 14:00 - 17:00
3 Prof. Jung-ki YUN  

※ Courses with * mark are based on types of Education 4.0 materials.
※ Courses with less than 5 students will be cancelled and the students will be asked to choose a different course.

Description of Education 4.0 Courses

The Process

No formal lectures. The professor in charge assigns the topic each week. The professor provides pre-recorded lectures and reference materials via Internet. Students learn by listening to pre-recorded lectures delivered by the KAIST Education 4.0 professors, from reference materials available on the Internet, and by performing simple experiments.
Students communicate with the Education 4.0 Consulting Professors in other countries through the Internet and Skype when they have questions on the lecture materials. Students consult with the local KAIST faculty when they have questions after listening the pre-recorded lectures. Students formally get together with the faculty advisor and fellow students once a week to review what they have done.

Benefits of Edu 4.0

  • Freedom in Learning – Students are no longer bound by a time and place for learning
  • Globalized Learning – Students are able to interact and have discussions with students from all over the world.
  • Small Group Learning – Discussions in small groups is said to be the best way of learning!
  • Integrated and Interactive Learning – No more traditional lectures. Learn through activities and interaction with your peers, TAs and professors.

Transferring Credits

A student's home university is mainly responsible for transferring KAIST academic credits. KAIST only provides information on the grading system, course syllabus, and the academic policy of the KISS. Therefore, you are advised to consult with the appropriate academic authorities at your home institution in advance using our course syllabus posted online.