The Energy Convergence Track offers courses in fuel cells, solar cells, LED, batteries, biomass, hydrogen generation and storage that are relevant to clean energy, renewable energy, bio energy, and hydrogen energy fields. Students majoring in new materials or chemical engineering tracks who complete the set of defined courses may be recognized as having concurrently completed the energy convergence track.
The New Materials track offers courses in three categories of semiconductor/display, automobiles and steel, in consideration of the employment and career paths of students. For each category, subjects are distributed in a balanced manner, so that students can choose their areas of concentration depending on their aptitude and job preference. Furthermore, basic theory and experimental practice courses are designated as follow-up courses so that students acquire field abilities after learning the theory. Courses in semiconductors, display, automobiles, steel, shipbuilding, among others are offered by industry to produce creative and innovative experts to fill the needs of the industrial fields, who can improve existing technologies and carry out research and development in new technologies.
Chemical Engineering in Korea developed as a key industry in parallel with the rapid development of petrochemical industry between 1960 and 1970. In the 1980s and 1990s, it came closer to the lives of the people while evolving in the applied fields of precision chemicals, macromolecules, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, among others. In the 21st century, a race began among industrial players to meet the new demands for products in the market, that require the convergence of technologies in different fields, as consumers became more selective and demanded higher quality. The stakes have never been higher for the so-called new knowledge industry areas of IT, BT, NT and ET as market demands precede such needs. Today, chemical engineering plays a key role in materials and processes that are pivotal to all such new knowledge industries, making the potential for their development as source technologies very prominent. First year students are introduced to basic theories and knowledge in Chemical Engineering which has been the backbone industry in the development of the nation since the 20th century. In the sophomore and junior years, lectures and practicum classes are provide data 50:50 ratio followed by the senior year, in which lectures and creative design courses that are of high relevance to new knowledge industries are provided.