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Guidelines on the Completion and Submission of Dissertations

Classified into dissertations for requesting degrees (for evaluation), dissertations for submission (printed and bound), and electronic dissertations, dissertations must be completed and submitted according to the present Guidelines on the Completion and Submission of Master’s and Doctoral Dissertations. Dissertations for submission must include the approval for dissertation submission, seals of approval, abstract, table of contents, main body, summary, references, acknowledgement, and curriculum vitae.

1. Dissertations for Requesting Degrees (for Evaluation)

A. Guidelines on the Completion of Dissertations
  1. (1)Dissertations must be completed in Korean or English. There is no limit to the length, however.
  2. (2)Dissertations must be typed or legibly printed and photocopied. However, they must not cause inconvenience to the evaluation process (they may be entered according to the dissertation digitalization process and used as output).
  3. (3)The paper must be blank white sheets or typing paper measuring B5 size.
  4. (4)The abstract (p. 14: Reference in Appendix 1) must be completed in English within 1,000 words. When the main body of the dissertation is in a foreign language, however, a summary in Korean amounting to 10 pages of 200-character manuscript paper (p. 19: Reference in Appendix 1) must be completed and attached.
  5. (5)Dissertations for requesting degrees (master’s program: 3 copies; doctoral program: 5 copies) must be submitted to the submitter’s dissertation committee within the deadlines below, together with the Approval for Dissertation Submission (p. 12: Appendix 1).
  6. (6)When the title of the dissertation as given during the dissertation proposal evaluation and the title of the dissertation as given for requesting a degree do not correspond, the change must be recorded in the Request for the Evaluation of Dissertation for the Doctoral Degree (p. 26: Reference Appendix 2) and submitted to the department/major.
B. Dissertations for Requesting Degrees (for Evaluation)
Dissertations for Requesting Degrees (for Evaluation)Dissertations for Requesting Degrees (for Evaluation)
Classification Prospective graduation in February Prospective graduation in August
Master’s program November 27 of the previous year October 30 of the previous year
Doctoral program October 30 of the previous year October 30 of the previous year

2. Dissertations for Submission (Printed)

A.Guidelines on the Completion of Dissertations
  1. (1)The front cover of the dissertation (p. 10: Reference in Appendix 1) must bear both Korean and English in print. The submitter’s name must be printed in Korean, followed by corresponding Chinese characters in parentheses.
  2. (2)The first page after the front cover must include an inside cover bearing in both Korean and English the title of the dissertation (p. 11: Reference in Appendix 1).
  3. (3)The dissertation must measure B5 size, use non-coated paper, and have top/bottom margins of 35 mm and left/right margins of 26.5 mm.
  4. (4)Once the dissertation has been printed, it must be bound after the submitter has obtained the seals or signatures of the dissertation committee head and committee members certifying the completion of dissertation evaluation (p. 13: Reference in Appendix 1).

    *The hardcover editions (2 copies) must bear the actual seals or signatures (photocopies of seals or signatures prohibited); the softcover editions (2 copies), on the other hand, may bear photocopies of seals or signatures.

  5. (5)As for other guidelines on completing the covers and main body of the dissertation, the General Guidelines on Completing Dissertations must be followed. Dissertations must be standardized in reference to the Sample Dissertation (Appendix 1).
B.Dissertation Submission Procedures

Once the dissertation for requesting a degree has been approved of by the submitter’s dissertation committee, the submitter must: send the dissertation, converted into a computer file according to the guidelines on completing electronic dissertations, to the Office of Academic Information homepage; print out from the same homepage the Agreement to Disclose Electronic Dissertations (p. 30: Reference in Appendix 2);  verify with the department office whether the title of the printed dissertation and the title of the dissertation on the CAIS correspond (when there are errors, they must be corrected and administrative confirmation at the bottom of the Agreement to Disclose Electronic Dissertations must be affixed); and submit to the Education Innovation Team (submission dates and locations to be announced separately on the KAIST portal site) 6 copies of the dissertation, completed and printed according to the present Guidelines on the Completion and Submission of Master’s and Doctoral Dissertations, within the deadlines.

  1. 1) The submitter must send an electronic dissertation in the form of a computer file via the “Thesis Submission(Dissertation Submission)” category on the Office of Academic Information homepage
  2. 2) The submitter must submit the Agreement to Disclose Electronic Dissertations (to be printed out from the Office of Academic Information homepage and sealed or signed by the submitter).
  3. 3) The submitter must verify with the department office whether the title of the printed dissertation and the title of the dissertation on the CAIS agree with each other.
  4. 4) The submitter must submit 4 copies of the printed dissertation (2 hardcover editions; 2 softcover editions).
C. Deadlines for the Submission of Printed Dissertations
Deadlines for the Submission of Printed DissertationsDeadlines for the Submission of Printed Dissertations
Classification Prospective graduation in February Prospective graduation in August
Master’s program January 4-5 of the same year June 24-25 of the same year
Doctoral program December 10-11 of the previous year May 27-28 of the same year
D.Deferral of the Conferment of Degrees
  • The conferment of a degree in the same semester will be deferred if the student has failed to submit the printed dissertation in time or to graduate for other reasons regardless of whether the submitter’s dissertation has passed evaluation by the dissertation committee.
  • In this case, the student must undergo a dissertation evaluation again during the following semester (applicable to all students submitting dissertations for evaluation in the spring 2003 semester and onwards).
E.Disclosure of Electronic Dissertations
  1. 1)In principle, printed dissertations must be disclosed. However, in case there exist special reasons not to disclose dissertations, an unofficial letter of confirmation by the submitter’s academic advisor (no special form necessary) stipulating the reasons and the period must be attached.
  2. 2)As for the disclosure of electronic dissertations, the submitter must select from among full disclosure and non-disclosure. In the case of non-disclosure, the reasons, conditions, and period must be stipulated in detail.
F.Additional Remarks The title of the printed dissertation and the title of the dissertation entered in the CAIS must agree (if they do not, the certificate of graduation will bear the wrong title). G.Department/Major Designation
Department/Major DesignationDepartment/Major Designation
College Department/major English name
College of Business
  • 경영공학과 테크노경영대학원
  • 테크노경영전공 금융전문대학원
  • 금융전공
  • Department of Management Engineering Graduate School of Management
  • Techno-MBA Program Graduate School of Finance and Accounting
  • Division of Finance

*If a laboratory and/or major designation independently used within the submitter’s department/major is used instead of those listed above, the submitter’s dissertation will be returned.

H.Order of Completing Dissertations
  1. Front cover (p. 10)
  2. Inside cover (dissertation title in Korean and English; p. 11)
  3. Approval for Dissertation Submission (in English; p. 12)
  4. Seals of Approval of the Completion of Dissertation Evaluation (actual seals or signatures required; p. 13)
  5. Abstract (in English; p. 14)
  6. Separate white sheet oTable of Contents (p. 17)
  7. Main body (p. 18)
    1. Introduction
    2. Nomenclature
    3. Theoretical and Mathematical Development
    4. Experimentation Methods and Materials
    5. Results
    6. Discussion
    7. Conclusion
  8. Summary (in Korean; to be completed only when the main body is in a foreign language; p. 19)
  9. References (p. 20)
  10. Acknowledgement (p. 21)
  11. Curriculum Vitae (p. 22)
  12. Separate white sheet
  13. Back cover

3.Guidelines on the Completion and Submission of Electronic Dissertations

(1) Dissertation Submission Website

The submitter must click on the "thesis Submission(Dissertation Submission)" category on the library homepage. The ID refers to the submitter’s student ID; the password refers to the last seven digits of the submitter ’s national ID (national registration number).

(2) Dissertation Submission Procedures

  • The submitter must enter all categories marked as required.
  • The electronic dissertation must be submitted after it has undergone a virus check.
  • The Agreement to Disclose Electronic Dissertations may be printed out after the dissertation has been submitted online.

Enter the submitter information, bibliographical information, and publication information ->Enter the English abstract -> Enter the Korean abstract -> Attach the dissertation file(original dissertation) -> Print out the Agreement to Disclose Electronic Dissertations

(3)Detailed Guidelines

A)Entering the Submitter’s Name
  • As for Korean names, there must not be any space between the submitter’s last and first names. This applies to single-syllable first names also.
  • As for foreign names, the submitter’s last name must be entered first, followed by a comma, a single space, and the submitter’s first name. Ex)이정렬Lee, Jung Yeal
B)Entering

Special Symbols and Mathematical Equations Special symbols and mathematical equations in the title and abstract of the dissertation must be entered according to the TeX format.

예) δ = ─── ⇒ $\delta=\frac{e^x}{log_x y}$

logхy

7×1010cm-2 ⇒ $7\times10^{10}cm^{-2}$

C)Caution in Entering Submitter Information
  • Required: The submitter’s student ID, degree, name (Korean and English), department, and year of graduation.
  • The submitter’s student ID, degree, name (Korean and English), department, and year of graduation are entered automatically.
  • Foreign names must be entered according to the guidelines above.
  • The submitter must enter e-mail addresses and phone numbers that are still valid after submission of the dissertation.
D)Caution in Entering Bibliographical Information
  • Required: Dissertation title (Korean and English), number of pages, language, keywords (Korean and English), academic advisor (Korean and English)
  • Entering the number of pages: The number of pages for the introduction must be entered first (Roman numerals), followed by a comma, a single space, the number of pages for the main body (Arabic numerals), and a single space, and “p.” Ex)iv, 166 p.
  • Language: The submitter must enter the language in which the main body of the dissertation is written.
  • Keywords: The submitter must enter keywords in both Korean and English, one per blank. A maximum of 5 keywords in Korean and English, respectively, may be entered.
  • Academic advisor and co-advisor: Their names must be entered according to the rules on entering names in Korean and English.
  • The first page of the introduction, first page of the table of contents, and last page of the table of contents: The page numbers must be indicated in the case of the attached electronic dissertation (the first page of the attached electronic dissertation must be designated as page 1) Ex)First page of the introduction: 10; first page of the table of contents: 7; last page of the table of contents: 9
  • The goal of obtaining submitters’ agreement to disclose electronic dissertations lies in constructing a basis whereby authors, users, and service providers in telecommunication networks including the Internet may use the dissertations for academic and research purposes within lawful ranges The submitter must select from among full disclosure, conditional disclosure, and non-disclosure. In the case of conditional disclosure and non-disclosure, the reasons, conditions, and period must be stipulated in detail. Ex)Conditional disclosure ⇒ disclosure possible starting in January 2005 due to pending patent
E)Caution in Entering Journal Publication Information
  • The submitter must enter information on the journal in which the dissertation being submitted has been published. A maximum of two journals may be entered.
  • Volume number: “v.number/letter” must be entered first, in small case letters, followed by a single space and “no.number/letter.” Ex)v.3.no.1 v.3 pt.1A 1995 suppl.3A 1997 Jan. oPages: “pp.” must be entered first, in small case letters, followed by a single space and the range of pages on which the dissertation has been published. This range must be indicated by a hyphen between the first and last page numbers. Ex)pp. 301-303
F)Caution in Entering Abstract Information

Abstract must be entered both in Korean and English.

G)Caution in Attaching Dissertation Files
  • The electronic dissertation must be completed in a word processor format.

    ※Recommended word processors:

    • Microsoft Word
    • hwp
    • LaTeX (Change it to the zip file and submit.) .
      • The submitter must submit the file as the formatter has entered it (.ks or .tex files).
      • When special style files have been used, however, they must also be submitted.
      • As for separate diagrams, tables, graphs, and photographs, they must be converted into files that can be processed with TeX, such as .eps files, and submitted. .The final result (.dvi files) must also be submitted.
  • The electronic dissertation must be identical to the printed and bound edition.
    • The entire dissertation including the covers, approval for dissertation submission, seals of approval, abstract, table of contents, main body, summary, references, acknowledgement, and curriculum vitae must be included.
    • Diagrams, tables, graphs, and photographs
      • Diagrams, tables, graphs, and photographs that cannot be completed with word processors must be converted into image files (file extensions: .pcx, .bmp, .tiff, .gif, .jpg) using a scanner and must all be included unless this is unfeasible (unscannable color and electron microscope photographs).
      • When the dissertation has been completed using MS Word or hwp, it must be edited in the same format as the printed and bound edition by copying and pasting.
  • The dissertation to be submitted must be a single file.
Contact : Roh, Young-A ( yaroh@business.kaist.ac.kr )

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