Renovation of Engineering Education System for ABEEK Accreditation at the Yeungnam University

  • Park Chin-Ho (Yeungnam University, College of Engineering) ;
  • Kim Sang-Tae (Yeungnam University, College of Engineering) ;
  • Seok Ho-Tae (Yeungnam University, College of Engineering) ;
  • Chai Young-Suck (Yeungnam University, College of Engineering)
  • Published : 2002.06.01


The needs for change in the traditional on engineering education system in Korea have been evoked since 1998 when the Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK) was about to be established. The engineering college at Yeungnam University has been one of the most active members in the Korean higher education institutions which participated in the ABEEK movement at the earliest stage. This paper reports the efforts made by Yeungnam University in preparing for the trial accreditation of engineering programs for the first time in Korea. The reformation and restructuring were made in many areas in order to establish the self-improving circulative engineering education system. The accreditation criteria were thoroughly investigated, and reforms were made in individual programs based on the critical assessment of existing system. The contents of educational reform and the experience during the trial accreditation process are summarized and discussed.



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