KEC2005 Program Outcomes: Sound Interpretation and Understanding

공학인증 학습성과의 올바른 해석과 이해

  • Park, DongGook (College of Engineering, Sunchon National University) ;
  • Sim, Chun-Bo (College of Engineering, Sunchon National University) ;
  • Kim, Chul-Shin (College of Humanities & Arts, Sunchon National University)
  • Received : 2015.03.19
  • Accepted : 2015.05.21
  • Published : 2015.05.29


Engineering education accreditation, such as by ABEEK in Korea or ABET in USA, centers around outcomes-based education (OBE). Outcomes are the abilities or competencies which students are expected to achieve by the time of graduation. Engineering programs must design the curriculum, educate their students, and assess the performance of them in accordance with the program outcomes. Consequently, sound understanding of the program outcomes is crucial to the successful implementation of OBE. Most of the 12 outcomes of ABEEK KEC2005 criteria came from ABET criteria written in English. It means that, apart from sound understanding of the outcomes, we need to care about the correct translation of the ABET outcomes from English to Korean. The translation of them as in KEC2005, however, leaves something to be desired. This paper tries to present the correct translation of some program outcomes as well as sound understanding of a few outcomes difficult to define.


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