A Study on Improving the Quality of General Education at an Engineering College - Hongik University, College of Science and Technology -

공과대학의 소양교육 개선 방안 연구 - 홍익대학교 과학기술대학을 중심으로 -

  • Baek Hyun-Deok (College of Science and Engineering, Hongik University) ;
  • Park Jin-Won (College of Science and Engineering, Hongik University) ;
  • Sim Soo-Man (College of Science and Engineering, Hongik University) ;
  • Shin Pan-Seok (College of Science and Engineering, Hongik University)
  • 백현덕 (홍익대학교 과학기술대학) ;
  • 박진원 (홍익대학교 과학기술대학) ;
  • 심수만 (홍익대학교 과학기술대학) ;
  • 신판석 (홍익대학교 과학기술대학)
  • Published : 2005.03.01


This study is on improving the general engineering education for enhancing the quality of engineers at a local engineering school in which the students are not highly qualified for engineering education. Based on the analysis on the current engineering education by asking questions to professors, students and alumni of Hongik College of Science and Engineering, we have set the basic educational philosophy as educating practical engineers and have decided the goals of basic engineering education as changing to student oriented education, enhancing the field adaptation capability, improving the problem solving ability and introducing engineering design courses. For achieving the foregoing goals, we have changed several basic engineering courses. Mathematics, science courses, computer related courses, English, communication skill related courses are strengthened, but general college education courses are reduced. We also have encouraged students to participate the classes actively and study efficiently, think logically and creatively. For the operational details, we have tried to impose less courses to freshmen and sophomores, to impose the prerequisite courses, to activate summer and winter schools. Finally, we have tried to find the ways to support continuous improvement on the basic engineering education.