thesis search service


Admission into the Korean Society of Ocean Engineers (KSOE)

If you wish to become a member (individual or organization) of KSOE, please submit a membership application form and the consent form for the use of your personal information and pay the admission and annual membership fees.

Download the Membership Application Form

• Send the membership application form and the consent form for the use of your personal information by email ( or fax (051-759-0657).

• Individuals can apply online.

Number of members

(as of April 1, 2020)

Full members (incl. lifetime members) Student members Special members Organization members Honorary members Total
590 200 13 8 1 812
Membership Category & Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility criteria Registration fee Annual membership fee
Full member A person endorsing the purpose of the corporation who has majored in marine engineering-related fields such as oceanography, shipbuilding, machinery, civil engineering, resources, electronics, materials, energy, equipment, and architectural engineering in university, or a person recognized as having equivalent or higher qualifications and been nominated by one or more full members KRW 10,000 KRW 50,000
Lifetime member KRW 500,000
Student member A person endorsing the purpose of the corporation who is studying in a related department at a junior college or a school of a higher education and has been nominated by a professor who is a member of KSOE KRW 15,000
Organization member A library or organization that wishes to receive the journal published by KSOE (Journal of Ocean Engineering and Technology) None KRW 100,000
Special member Special An individual or organization endorsing and aiding KSOE business activities KRW 100,000 KRW 6,000,000 or more
Class 1 KRW 100,000 KRW 3,600,000 or more
Class 2 KRW 80,000 KRW 2,400,000 or more
Class 3 KRW 60,000 KRW 1,200,000 or more
Class 4 KRW 30,000 KRW 600,000 or more
Class 5 KRW 20,000 KRW 360,000 or more

Benefits for Members

• Members can receive the journal published by KSOE for free.
• Individual members can contribute to the journal published by the KSOE and its conferences.
• Members can browse the books and other materials in KSOE’s collection.
• Members can participate in the research services carried out by KSOE.
• Members can be nominated for various internal and external awards.
• Members can receive various information related to ocean engineering.

Benefits for Special Members

• A link to the special member’s website is provided on the KSOE website in the form of a publicity banner.
• Special members can promote various information through KSOE’s website and webzine.
• Special members are permitted to use KSOE’s name and promotional materials at their academic events, etc.
• Special members are provided with periodicals such as KSOE’s journal and webzine.
• Special members are given preference when assigning PR booths at various academic events hosted by KSOE.
• Special members may request an industry-university seminar for the purpose of introducing their company and product.
• Special members that are small and medium-sized enterprises may request technical guidance for specific technologies.
• Special members may request any other types of support that can be provided by KSOE.

How to Pay the Membership Fee

• Electronic payment (credit card or bank transfer) on the payment page of KSOE’s website.
• Online Giro payment ( Giro No. 6998462, Korean Society of Ocean Engineers)
• Kookmin Bank 123-01-0060-831 / Account holder: Korean Society of Ocean Engineers

Membership Application Inquiries

• 070-4290-0656 /