- Volume 15 Issue 5
SEG Based Engineering Education Innovation: A Case Study on GNTECH-ICEE
- Bae, Kangyul (Gyeongnam National University of Science & Technology (GNTECH)) ;
- Jun, Geeill (Gyeongnam National University of Science & Technology (GNTECH)) ;
- Kim, Namkyung (Gyeongnam National University of Science & Technology (GNTECH)) ;
- Chung, Jaewoo (Gyeongnam National University of Science & Technology (GNTECH)) ;
- Cho, Yunjin (Gyeongnam National University of Science & Technology (GNTECH)) ;
- Huh, Keunyoung (Gyeongnam National University of Science & Technology (GNTECH)) ;
- Ki, Junghoon (Myongji University)
- Received : 2011.10.04
- Accepted : 2012.09.10
- Published : 2012.09.30
GNTECH-ICEE, which this study seeks to investigate and evaluate, demonstrates a new system of training innovative engineers. An essential component of this operation is a Small Engineering Group (SEG) that links professors, students and industrial experts together, to study and apply different techniques in determining the processes and products that relate industrial sectors needs. As an education program, SEG also provides a right direction for educating students, and generates industry-university link based human resources. Through these efforts, GNTECH-ICEE has effectively trained creative, professional, and practical engineers, by operating a variety of programs for meeting industrial needs and enhancing engineering education. SEG has many merits that have influenced its success so far, but the program also faces some challenges. The merits include; strong group bondage, practical ability incubation, and efficient administrative support. In terms of demerits, it is evident that sufficient theoretical education and local small-middle size enterprises (SMEs)' sustainable participation cannot be warranted. Thus, we propose that initiative strategies have been helpful to maximize GNTECH-ICEE's goal of making students into multi-player engineer, but continuously financial and administrative strategies be put into place in order to guarantee SMEs' long-term devotion to the program, and to help create a sustainable network between students and the companies involved.
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