Korea Maritime and Ocean University

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Korea Maritime and Ocean University
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Motto 진리탐구•문화창조•인격도야
Pursue the truth, develop the culture, discipline oneself
Type National
Established November 5, 1945
President Park Han Il
Academic staff
Undergraduates 8900
Postgraduates Source not available
Location Yeongdo-gu, Busan, South Korea
Mascot Black-tailed gull
Website www.kmou.ac.kr
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Korea Maritime and Ocean University
Hangul 한국해양대학교
Hanja 韓國海洋大學校
Revised Romanization Hanguk Haeyang Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Han'guk Haeyang Taehakkyo

Korea Maritime and Ocean University is a South Korea's national university for maritime study, transportation science and engineering. It is located in Yeongdo-gu in Busan.


The university was established in November 1945 after Korea had been liberated from Japanese occupation (World war II). Chinhae High Seamans School, a maritime institution with a majority of Korean students until the liberation of Korea, was re-established with Korean faculty and students under the leadership of Lee Si-hyung. The school became a national university immediately after its foundation, and was renamed Chinhae High Merchant Seamans School (진해고등상선학교).

After the Korean War it was merged with other similar institutions and moved to Busan. The name was changed to the National Maritime College (국립해양대학) in 1956.

In 1992, the college became a university with a graduate school, and was given its current name.

The university is one of the earliest and prestigious national post-secondary educational institutions in South Korea, and the only post-secondary institution that specializes in maritime sciences and engineering.

The university name was changed from "Korea Maritime University" to "Korea Maritime and Ocean University" on September 1, 2013.


Undergraduate colleges[edit]

  • Maritime Sciences
  • Ocean Science and Technology
- School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Systems Engineering
- Department of Ocean Engineering
- Department of Energy Resources Engineering
- Department of Marine Environment (Oceanography)
- School of Marine Biotechnology
- Department of Architecture Ocean Space
- Department of Ocean Physical Education
  • Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Shipbuilding Engineering
- Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Department of Logistics
- Department of Environmental engineering
- Department of Civil Engineering
  • International Studies

Graduate schools[edit]

General Graduate Schools[edit]

  • Engineering (18 departments)
  • Natural Science (2 departments)
  • Humanities and Social Studies (5 departments)

Professional Graduate Schools[edit]

  • Maritime Industry
  • Ocean Science and Technology
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Maritime Academy

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Coordinates: 35°04′28″N 129°05′13″E / 35.07444°N 129.08694°E / 35.07444; 129.08694