Department of Defense Systems Engineering
Department of Defense Systems Engineering (DSE) Program Description at Sejong University.
The Department of Defense Systems Engineering was established to train naval officer candidates who will take charge of the future defense of Korea based on cutting-edge science and technology. Students in our department receive full scholarships from the Korean government in accordance with the "Military Science Development Cooperation Agreement" (MOU) signed between the Korean Navy and Sejong University in June 2011. They have been substantially trained by the best faculty in Korea. In order to foster talents who will lead Korea’s defense science and technology, we offer education programs consisting of mechanical, shipbuilding, and electronics engineering subjects that are the key elements of weapon systems. We also provide military science courses such as leadership and naval war history to qualify them as naval officers. In addition, we are conducting joint research with domestic and overseas defense companies and research institutes that develop defense weapons systems through industry-academia cooperation. Based on this, we provide deepening education courses linked with actual weapon systems. We are quite sure that our students will become excellent naval officers who will lead the research and development of future naval weapon systems and will be great system engineers in the defense industry.
Benefits for Students
4-year scholarship and dormitory allocation priority (scholarship for excellent academic achievement is provided “additionally” by the school.)
Commissioned as a navy officer (rank: Ensign) after graduation
Supporting graduates’ after-discharge placement in firms/research institutes related withadvanced weapon systems
Participation in 3rd to 4th grade overseas exchange student program
Intensively attending marine sports such as marine exploration, yacht school, etc.
Foster naval officers armed with the military science/ technology and expertise and an ethical mindset
Nurture outstanding talent equipped with cutting-edge technological knowledge capable of contributing to our nation and society
Career Path after Graduation
1. The opportunity to be commissioned as a naval officer (Ensign) and becoming the leader of Korea’s naval force.
2. Receive various benefits as a naval officer (state scholarship for domestic or overseas study for master and doctoral degrees, various domestic or overseas training opportunities such as new weapons system acquisition training, etc., and various naval license acquisitions such as airline pilots and engineers)
3. Gain lifetime pension benefits after serving for more than 20 years as a naval officer
4. Great opportunities to work in such related industries as aircraft, submarines and other advanced weapons systems after discharge from the navy