In the 21st century, a variety of information technology services and media have converged and developed through wired and wireless networks and have had great impacts on human beings and modern society.

As various converged services have expanded their service areas thanks to new digital technology, it is necessary to predict which way the information society will go in the future and to cultivate the human resources into versatile experts who can lead the global media companies. It is also necessary to change the existing academic path and promote mutual understanding among the different academic fields so that they can match the change of the media environment and figure out the needs of contemporary society.

Accordingly, the Department of Broadcasting & Communication Policy focuses on studying new convergence trends of media based on broadcasting, telecommunications, and wired/wireless Internet, thereby making students capable of coping with the change in a comprehensive way and becoming IT policy experts.
Major Education and Research Topic
  • Understand the current technology of broadcasting & communication and policy environment
  • Investigate the critical policy issues regarding production, distribution, and consumption of video contents
  • Cultivate highly qualified experts who can lead the industry of broadcasting, communication, and IT
  • Develop various programs of theories and business practices of broadcasting and communications
  • Propose effective broadcasting and communication policies in parallel with academic courses
Application & Related Industries
  • Strengthen cooperation and set up partnerships with related broadcasting & communication organizations and media industries
  • Provide training courses related to multimedia associations, broadcasters, and businesses
  • Provide research funds and scholarships through carrying out various government and media industry projects
  • Hold seminars dealing with major policy issues
  • Produce specialized experts for the broadcasting and telecommunications industries after reinforcing the capabilities of analyzing the broadcasting & communication policy and learning specific knowledge about business management of media companies
Curriculum
Required courses include Research Methodology and Dissertation Study I and II, while optional courses include Information Society, Digital Contents Distribution, Statistical Analysis, Video Economics, Cyber Communications, Cable TV and Policy, Spectrum Policy, Internet TV and IPTV, Telecommunications Law & Policy, Mobile TV Technology and Policy, Internet Broadcasting and VoIP, Media Management, Convergence and Law, Copyright & Media Security, Intellectual Property Law, and Next-generation Broadcasting Technology and Policy