A Study of Operating the Engineering Accreditation System to Contribute to Improving Rate of Employment

취업률 향상에 기여하는 공학인증 시스템 운영에 관한 연구

  • Son, Ho-Jae (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koje College)
  • 손호재 (거제대학교 기계공학과)
  • Received : 2015.11.23
  • Accepted : 2016.03.28
  • Published : 2016.03.31


The employment rate of a college has long been one of the most important elements in college survival strategies. Employment rates may not be key to colleges' survival in other countries, but they are fundamental to colleges in Korea as seen in the Korean government-led National Competency Standard (NCS), which has been underway since its introduction to colleges in Korea. Against this backdrop, if the engineering accreditation system can contribute to improving employment rate in this context, it can take root more quickly. The process conducive to improving employment rates can be classified as both direct and indirect methods. With dwindling school-age population having impacts on colleges and universities, the environment and the education directions of colleges have rapidly been shifting since the introduction of the NCS. Therefore, various survival strategies for colleges need to be developed. An indicator of employment rate of college graduates is among the most important things during this transition process. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Koje College has consistently shown good records during the past 5 years by matching the accreditation schemes and employment strategies. The department will help put in place the engineering technology education accreditation system at the college through its various innovative and effective programs. To formulate a better employment strategy, it is needed to reflect and consolidate the engineering accreditation scheme into the existing employment policy of college. In short, this paper examines both the engineering accreditation scheme and the employment policy in ways that helps produce a coupling matrix structure. This study looks into the measures for improving employment rates by better adjusting the engineering education methods under the accreditation scheme.


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