Convergence Science

Key information

Course information

Programs Concentrations Obtainable Degree Number of Semesters Duration
Master Chemistry M.S. in Addiction Science 4 2 years
Life Science
Animal Biotechnology
Bioelectronic Engineering
Computer Engineering
Ph.D Chemistry Ph.D. in Convergence Science 6 3 years
Life Science
Animal Biotechnology
Bioelectronic Engineering
Computer Engineering
Master & Ph.D. Combined Chemistry Ph.D. in Convergence Science 8 4 years
Life Science
Animal Biotechnology
Bioelectronic Engineering
Computer Engineering

General requirements

Degree requirenments M.A. Bachelor’s dgree or above
M.A. & Ph.d Combined Bachelor’s dgree or above
Ph.D. Master’s degree or above
Language requirenments TOEFL(PBT 530, CBT 197, iBT 71) IELTS 5.5/ CEFR B2/TEPS 600(NEW TEPS 327)

Educational Purpose

On the philosophical foundation of Christian holistic education, Department of Convergence Science integrates different scientific areas such as chemistry, life science, animal biotechnology, animal resource science, and computer & mechatronics engineering. By integrating the cutting edge technologies of each academic field, such as IT, BT, and NT, with green bio industrial technology, the department fosters to cultivate future-oriented convergence science experts who will serve the local communities, as well as the country and lead out the health and welfare of humanity in the 21st century.
The objectives of the Department of Convergence Science are as follows.

  • To train researchers, educators, and leaders of natural science through research and development based on basic knowledge of advanced science.
  • To cultivate research capabilities and enhance the ability to utilize research products academically, industrially, and economically, as well as, develop original technologies and secure intellectual property rights.
  • To develop the creativity and originality necessary for the research and development of advanced biotechnology, and to cultivate the ability to collect, analyze, interpret, and synthesize data for this purpose.
  • To foster convergence science experts who can lead future industries by converging advanced technologies related to IT, BT, and NT demanded by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Fees & Scholarships

*Entrance fee Master course Master & Ph.D. combined course Ph.d
Tuition per semester 835,000 KRW 5,340,000 KRW 1~3 semester: 5,340,000KRW
4~8 semester: 5,490,000KRW
**International Student Scholarship applied 835,000 KRW 2,670,000 KRW 1~3 semester: 2,670,000KRW
4~8 semester: 2,745,000KRW
  • *Entrance fee is paid only for the first semester.
  • *The International Student Scholarship is applied to all international students in the first semester, and from the second semester, the scholarship is applied differently according to the GPA of the previous semester.
    (Check the table below)
GPA standard Scholarship
Above or equal to 4.0 50% of tuition
Above or equal to 3.5 40% of tuition
Above or equal to 3.0 20% of the tuition

Our Experts

Research Centers and Laboratories

Nanomaterials Research Institute
  • Research field
    Synthesis of hybrid(fullerene nanowhisker, graphene/metal, metal calcogenides) nanocomposites
    Synthesis of ZIF-8 and their derivatives using for catalysis
    Applications of photocatalysis in organic pollutants
    Sonochemical synthesis of nanomaterials and their applications
    Synthesis of nanomaterials using for cosmetics
    Self-Assembly of hybrid nanomaterials using for multilayer films
  • Professor
    Ko, Weon-Bae (E-mail :
Nanobiomaterials Research Institute
  • Research field
    Surface chemistry & Lithography with nanoparticles
    Development of drug delivery systems using smart biomaterials
    Development of devices/chips for bio- and environmental sensing
    Cancer therapy and imaging using NP-mediated biomaterials
  • Professor
    Park, Myoung-Hwan (E-mail :
Smart Hybrid Nano-Materials Lab.
  • Research field
    The research goal of SHNM Lab is to develop smart hybrid nano-materials that can be applied in the bio/energy fields. Our current research focuses on:
    • functional nano-materials (organic/polymer/ceramic hybrid materials)
    • physical properties (optics, photonics, and electronics) and
    • efficient next generation devices (semiconductor, sensor, energy, artificial intelligence, and so on.)
  • Professor
    Choi, Jong-wan (E-mail :
BioScience Research Institute(Chromosome Research Institute), Genetics Lab.
  • Research field
    Cytogenomics research is underway based on chromosome and genome sequence analysis, and research is conducted to identify repetitive sequences in the genome to identify its characteristics and to reveal the distribution and location on thechromosome by FISH technique. These research results have been published in world-class SCI journals such as Nature Communication, the plant Journal, Plant Biotechnology journal, Scientific Reports, and Frontiers. Has won numerous awards, including the Outstanding Paper Award, Best Paper Award, and Best Paper Award in Science and Technology. Graduates who earned their doctoral degrees in the lab are working as professors at Loma Linda University in the US and Sahmyook University in Korea.
  • Professor
    Kim, Hyun-Hee, Hwang, Yoon-Jung, Waminal Nomar (E-mail :
Plant Cell Laboratory
  • Research field
    Based on the cytogenetic research method, this laboratory conducts various fundamental and applied research on a wide range of plants (floricultural crops, agronomic crops, medicinal crops, etc.). Currently, we are focused on
    • physical mapping through chromosome analysis for the genome sequencing project;
    • construction of plant chromosome database (; and
    • production of high-valued new succulents and genetic analysis through mutational breeding
  • Professor
    Hwang, Yoon-Jung (E-mail :
PL&C-Programming Language and Compiler
  • Research field
    This lab studies the design theory and implementation of new web programming languages.
  • Professor
    Kim, Jung-Sook (E-mail :
Big Data Processing Lab.
  • Research field
    We study various issues in efficient processing of big data. Our current research focuses on processing of social big data: collecting SNS feeds and blog reviews, filtering noisy reviews irrelevant with a given keyword, morphological analysis needed to extract keywords, building summary information, and so on. To implement these, we study various techniques including:
    • Big data processing platforms to store and query social reviews efficiently,
    • Machine learning techniques to filter irrelevant reviews and extract keywords properly,
    • Query processing techniques such as skyline queries, continuous queries, and others.
  • Professor
    Kim, Hyeon-Gyu (E-mail :
Behavior Science Laboratory(BSL), Animal Breeding Laboratory(ABL)
  • Research field
    As human society developed, animals came into humans life deeply and they were categorized according to their social position : wild animals, companion animals, exhibition animals. BSL and ABL analyze animal behavioral characteristics and ecological habits and study their benefit to human and welfare their welfare direction for their life.
  • Professor
    Chung, Hoon (E-mail :


Expected Career


  • National/Public Research Institutes related chemical
  • Pharmaceuticals, Food, Environment,
  • Petrochemical, Chemical Engineering, Polymer, New Material Development
  • Cosmetics Manufacturing, Electronics and Semiconductor Science

Life Science

  • Researchers at universities and research institutes
  • Pharmaceuticals, Food, Environment, Bio-Venture

Animal Biotechnology

  • Livestock Products Quality Assessor, Agricultural and Livestock Cooperative Association
  • Researchers at universities and research institutes
  • Institute for animal husbandry, Food Research Institute
  • CRO (non-clinical trial) institution, Experimental animal producers and research institutes

Bioelectronic Engineering

  • Software and IT technology / telecommunication and network industry researchers
  • Artificial intelligence algorithm / neuropic chip / internet of things developers
  • Smart factory designers, smart city experts, Venture capitalist, various industries, research institutes

Computer Engineering

  • Computer-related research institutes and companies
  • Information system related SI or information technology company
  • Start-up and employment of venture business
  • Individual experts in computer or information system technology

omar Espinos Waminal

“Convergence science department is a promising field for international students.
The department welcomes international students who wish to study chemistry and life science in graduate school. Because the department values and emphasizes research and innovation, it provides an atmosphere for students to cultivate critical thinking and creativity. Now I work as an assistant professor in this department. When you plan to study in Korea, consider coming to Sahmyook University.


Subjects Master Ph.D. Combined
Common Required Subject 3 3
Major Subjects 21 36 51
Thesis/Dissertation P P P
Total 24 36 54

Major Subjects for Chemistry

Subjects Credits
Advanced Instrumental Analysis 3
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
Advanced Physical Chemistry 3
Advanced Analytical Chemistry 3
Advanced Organic Chemistry 3
Polymer Physical Chemistry 3
Polymer Rheology 3
Special Topics in Solid State Chemistry 3
Special Topics in Nano Chemistry 3
Thesis or Dissertation for Convergence Science 3
Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 3
Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry 3
Study In Biomaterials 3
Organic Spectroscopy 3
Organic Synthesis 3
Research in Organic Synthesis 3
Special Topics in Organic Chemistry 3
Statistical Thermodynamics 3
Special Topics in Solid State Chemistry 3
Chemical Reaction Kinetics 3
Special Topics Inorganic Chemistry 3
Chemical Separation 3
Seminar I, II, III, & IV 3
Physical Organic Chemistry 3
Organometallic Chemistry 3
Chemical Instrumental Analysis 3
Electrochemical Analysis 3
Nano Materials Cosmetic Chemistry 3
Chemical Thermodynamics 3
Quantum Chemistry 3
Molecular Spectroscopy 3
Complex Chemistry 3
Inorganic Analytical Chemistry 3
Chemical Kinetics of Polymerization 3
Environmental Chemistry 3
Radiation Chemistry 3
Bioorganic Chemistry 3
Advanced Nanochemistry 3
Study in Drug Delivery 3
Advanced Quantum Chemistry 3
Energy Materials Engineering 3
Introduction to Nanoscience and Technology 3
Introduction to Convergence Scienceand Technology 3
Nano Convergence Technology and Environment 3
Nanobioscience 3
Nano-chemistry and Material Science 3
Sensing in Bioengineering 3
Photonic Materials and Application 3
Thesis Research I 3
Thesis Research II 3

Major Subjects for Life Science

Subjects Credits
Advanced Microbiology 3
Advanced Molocular Biology 3
Special Topics in Molecular Biology 3
Advanced Molecular Genetics 3
Special Topics in Molecular Genetics 3
Advanced Biotechnology 3
Special Topics in Biotechnology 3
Advanced Biochemistry 3
Special Topics in Biochemistry 3
Advanced Plant Biotechnology 3
Advanced Plant Tissue Culture 3
Special Topics in Tissue Culture 3
Advanced Genetics 3
Special Topics in Genetics 3
Advanced Genomics 3
Special Topics in Genomics 3
Directed Research 3
Research Method 3
Advanced Research Method 3
Special Topics in Research Method 3
Advanced Cell Biology 3
Special Topics in Cell Biology 3
Advanced Virology 3
Advanced Bioinformatics 3
Special Topics in Bioinformatics) 3
Research in Cytogenetics) 3
Method in Plant science) 3
Advanced Cytogenetics) 3
Special Topics in Cytogenetics 3
Thesis Research I 3
Thesis Research II 3
Advanced Statistics 3
Advanced Molecular Cytogenetics 3
Special Topics in Molecular Cytogenetics 3
Advanced Botany 3
Special Topics in Botany 3

Major Subjects for Bioecology

Subjects Credits
Research in Animal Ecology 3
Animal Phonetics 3
Research of Animal Behavior 3
Conservation Biology 3
Social Biology 3
Restoration Ecology and Engineering 3
Wildlife Management Techniques 3
Advanced Behavioral Biology 3
Thesis Research I 3
Thesis Research II 3

Major Subjects for Bioelectronic Engineering

Subjects Credits
Electromagnetics 3
Terahertz Wave Engineering 3
Advanced Electromagnetics 3
Sensor Engineering 3
Application of Engineering Programming 3
Bioelectronics Engineering 3
Semiconductor Process 3
Intelligent Electronic Device Engineering 3
Neuromorphic computing 3
Advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering 3
Nano Engineering 3
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering 3
Thesis Research I 3
Thesis Research II 3

Major Subjects for Computer Engineering

Subjects Credits
Secure Coding 3
Advanced Web Information Processing 3
Advanced Integrated Service Digital Network 3
Advanced Databases 3
Database Security 3
Topics in Database Systems 3
Advanced Software Engineering 3
Special Topics in Computer Science 3
Compiler Design Theory 3
Embedded System 3
Mobile System Programming 3
Data Stream Processing 3
Advanced Mobile Application Technology 3
Internet Protocol 3
Advanced Data Communication Theory 3
Advanced Computer Graphics 3
Advanced Multimedia Programming 3
Advanced Computer Architecture 3
Current Issues in Computer Science 3
Advanced Operating Systems 3
Big Data Processing 3
Machine Learning 3
Thesis Research I 3
Thesis Research II 3
Applications open in October 25, 2021
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