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  •   DMSE develops and operates a unique curriculum for customized/specialized education and multidisciplinary research for students with various academic backgrounds. DMSE gives an opportunity for medical students to learn engineering, and for engineering majors to learn medical science from basic to advanced and application levels, so that they can be adjusted to the field of Medical System Engineering effectively.
      Any student can successfully complete a DMSE program through our stepwise education system. Ultimately, DMSE helps students to have a wide scope which can be applied to diverse areas of Medical System Engineering.
      DMSE generates a synergy effect in multidisciplinary research with specialized faculty composed of departmental professors as well as adjunct professors from related departments of GIST.
      The iMSE research projects focus on prioritized areas of medical diagnosis/treatment, and all students are encouraged to participate in a project to keep connection between education and research.
      In addition, DMSE suggests all students to develop and lead a multidisciplinary research project in teams through the Research Project Development (RPD).

  •  Research Project Development(RPD)

    RPD Objectives
    • Customized research based on the student’s practical idea
    • Encouraging multidisciplinary research among students with different majors
    • Research actively led by students

    • Any graduate student of GIST (At least one DMSE student must be included in the team).
    • Team members must be composed of students from at least 2 different research labs.

    Project Areas
    Practical topic for medical diagnosis/treatment
    • Substantive multidisciplinary technology
    • Novel topic that is not in progress in the respective labs


    • RPD I (Second semester)
      Present a research proposal based on ideas which students conceived during classes
    • RPD II (First semester)
      Conduct research according to the proposal
    • Submit a report of research results : Thesis format, written in Korean
      Present the paper at an international conference or in an SCI journal

    Documents to Submit
    • RPD II : Research proposal (Attach the following: Cover - 1 page, Research Content - 3 pages maximum, Estimated Budget - 1 page maximum).
    • The role of each student must be written in the research proposal.

    • Via E-mail (

    Assessors (Judges)
    • RPD II (2011.01.27 ~ 2011.07.29)
    • Midterm evaluation: Evaluation by the academic advisor (between April and June).
    • Final evaluation (presentation): Presentation (20 min.) and Q&A (10 min.). The paper will be evaluated by professors of relevant areas on request.

    Evaluation Method
    • RPD II (2011.01.27 ~ 2011.07.29)
    • Midterm evaluation during the semester (2 times maximum) and Final evaluation at the end of the semester
    1) Midterm evaluation: Evaluation by the academic advisor (between April and June)
    2) Final evaluation (presentation): Presentation (20 min.) and Q&A (10 min.). The paper will be evaluated by professors of relevant areas on request.
    • Research report: Thesis format, written in Korean
    • Evaluation standards (credits)
    1) Individual evaluation (not by team)
    2) Integrity of the individual, research procedures, and the final result compared to the proposed result.
      An intensive analysis must be done if the team obtained a negative result.
    • Extra credits
    1) If the team is composed of students from 2 or more departments.
    2) If the presentation is made by a participant who is not the team leader.

  • Stepwise Customized Education Targeted for Each Major
    DMSE provides systematic training by teaching engineering to students with a medical science background, and medical science at basic, advanced and application levels to students with an engineering background.

    Target Basic Advanced Application
    General Introduction to Biomedical Engineering M.S./Ph.D. Colloquium - Research Project Development
    - Ph.D. Dissertation Research
    Science and
    - Fundamental Electronics
    - Fundamental Mechanics
    - Medical Physics/Optics
    - Biotechnology Lab for Engineers
    - Laboratory Medicine
    - Hematology
    - Immunology
    - Medical Imaging & Processing
    - Micro/Nano Medical Devices
    - Fundamentals of Blood Flow
    - Medical Robotics
    - Biomaterials-More than 20 elective courses related to medical diagnosis/treatment
    - Mathematics
    - Fundamental Electronics
    - Fundamental Mechanics
    - Medical Physics/Optics
    - Mechatronics Lab for MDs
    - Medical Signal Processing
    - Solid/Fluid Mechanics
    - Advanced Electronics Theory