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Rural Systems Engineering, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #37 (QS) Seoul, South Korea
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. The resource division deals with problems of preservation and application as urban areas use resources originating from rural areas.
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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. In rural systems engineering, students can study the fundamentals of various engineering fields, especially information, biological, cultural, and environmental technologies. Based on the knowledge of these four major fields, technical problems are solved through ingenuity and creativity.


Recently, increased numbers of our graduates are getting more job opportunities in research institutes, public corporations and the government, companies to private sectors. 

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    130 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Major research areas include:

  • Natural Resource Management 
  • Rural Environmental Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Personal Statement and Study Plan
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Counselor Reference
  • Official Highschool Transcript and Graduation Certificate
  • A Copy of the Applicant's Passport
  • Copies of Both Parents' Passport
  • Official Document Indication parent-child relationship between the applicant and his or her parents
  • Financial Certification
  • Portfolio, Records of Achievement
  • Proof of Language Proficiency
  • Agreement for Verification of Academic Record

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2520 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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KRW 2,998,000

Living costs for Seoul

  • 1853935 - 1761660 KRW/month
    Living Costs

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