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A Comparison of the CDIO Standards and ABEEK Criteria (CDIO 기준과 한국 공학교육 인증기준의 비교)

  • Lee, Hee-Won
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.21 no.3
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    • pp.3-11
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    • 2018
  • The Conceiving-Designing-Implementing-Operating (CDIO) initiative is a worldwide organization with members from over 120 institutions for higher education, and it provides an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers. This paper compares the CDIO standards and syllabus to the accreditation criteria of Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea, ABEEK to identify similarities and differences and to find points of improvement for ABEEK criteria. It is found that the basic concepts of ABEEK criteria correlates well with those of CDIO standards, while the CDIO standards and syllabus provide more detailed and well-defined guidelines for engineering programs. Finally, some discussions are presented on the differences between the two educational models, a voluntary-based CDIO model and an accreditation-based ABEEK model.

Discussions on Applying Program Outcomes to Graduation Requirements in ABEEK (학습성과 달성도의 공학교육인증 졸업기준 적용에 대한 논의점)

  • Park, Jin-Won
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.14 no.4
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    • pp.62-68
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    • 2011
  • Many engineering schools in Korea implement ABEEK programs. One of the core parts of ABEEK is accreditation criterion 2, the program outcomes and their appraisal. This paper tries to discuss the program outcomes and to study the impact of applying the program outcomes to one of the graduation requirements. We show simple survey results for implementing ABEEK programs concerning the program outcomes and their relation to graduation requirements. If the program outcomes are used as one of the graduation requirements, some graduates may satisfy the average grade point for graduation requirements but can not meet the program outcome criteria satisfied by other than regular classes. In this case, the graduate may have trouble to try to meet the program outcome criteria, since he may not be able to stay in school without taking classes. The problems of setting the levels of program outcomes as graduation requirements, non classwork related program outcomes, and work burden to professors should be also prudently reviewed for successful ABEEK implementation.

A Study on Including the ABEEK Activities in the Professor Evaluation System (공학교육인증활동을 교수업적평가에 반영하는 방안)

  • Park, Jin-Won;Baek, Hyun-Deok
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.12 no.4
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    • pp.93-101
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    • 2009
  • Many engineering professors are forced to execute ABEEK activities. Engineering professors are evaluated by their educational, research and service activities, but are mainly by their research papers published in professional journals. The gap between the duties and the evaluation criteria exists among engineering professors. This paper deals with the possible ways of including the ABEEK activities in the engineering professor evaluation system. Among the five ways suggested for a simple survey, tenured professors prefer to reduce the lecture time but junior professors prefer to reduce the research burden for the benefit from executing ABEEK activities. Based on logical reasoning and the preference among the surveyed professors, ABEEK related activities may be included in the educational part for the professor evaluation system before the ABEEK system is matured. However, ABEEK related activities have to be converted to the duties of engineering professors in the long run as in the US universities.

Development of Program Curriculum Based on ABEEK Criteria (ABEEK 인증기준에 의한 교육요소 및 교과과정 개발)

  • Kim Jung-Kuk;Park Jae-Hyun;Park Kang
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.4 no.1
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    • pp.26-47
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    • 2001
  • The third criterion of ABEEK criteria, program curriculum, currently causes confusions and questions among those who are preparing the accreditation, because the requirements in division system for student majors, that many universities adopt in Korea, contradicts those in the ABEEK criteria in various aspects, and the accreditation is new to this country. This paper describes the development procedure of the program curriculum according to the provisions of the ABEEK criteria, and discusses the easiness of the procedure and the difficulties we encountered during the curriculum development. It is found that the third criterion for program curriculum is well documented and provides an acceptable guideline for the preparation of ABEEK accreditation, although there are several aspects to be improved or clarified.

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Development of Engineering Education System in UOUC for ABEEK Accreditation (울산대학교 공과대학의 공학인증제도 도입과 향후 발전 방향에 관한 조사 연구)

  • Park Soon-Kyu;Kang Hee-Jun
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.7 no.1
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    • pp.15-29
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    • 2004
  • University of Ulsan has prepared the Accreditation Program since 1999 and most of the engineering educational programs in College of Engineering have been accredited by ABEEK. This paper provides summarized description of the accreditation system development for engineering education in UOU and also discusses, what is to be considered in order to achieve the continuous improvement of education systems under the Accreditation Program.

Comparison of Accreditation System and Criteria of Engineering Technological Education in Korea, USA and Australia (한국, 미국, 호주의 공학기술교육인증 평가체제 및 평가기준 비교)

  • Shin, Dong Eun;Choi, Keumjin
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.15 no.6
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    • pp.58-70
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    • 2012
  • The accreditation review against engineering technological education just started in 2010. This study was conducted to get the significant implications for the accreditation of engineering technological education in Korea from the case of USA and Australia which have reviewed the engineering programs for long time. We can identify some differences between three countries. We suggested the three implications for ABEEK. First, ABEEEK needs to provide the definite graduates attributes to achieve. In that point, Stage 1 competency standard of Australia can be a good example which provide competency elements and indicators of attainment as well. Second, ABEEK needs to consult the course-embbeded evaluation for programs to check whether graduates achieve the graduates attributes. Third, ABEEK needs to benchmark the cases of USA and Australia to alleviate the paperwork load.

A Study On The Current State And Argument Over the Accreditation of Engineering Education In Japan (일본의 기술자교육인정평가의 실제와 문제점에 관한 연구)

  • Shin, Dong-Eun;Choi, Keum-Jin;Im, Seung-Soon
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.20-31
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    • 2011
  • This study was conducted to get the significant implications for the accreditation of engineering education in Korea from the case of Japan. We researched the terminology of 'accreditation', the outline, the current progress, and argument over the accreditation of engineering education in Japan. We suggested the seven implications for ABEEK. First, ABEEK has to use the engineering societies more in assessing the programs. Second, ABEEK should be flexible to meet the original goals. Third, ABEEK can use the observer system to train the examiners. Fourth, ABEEK needs to provide the real benefits to the students and accredited programs to encourage them to finish the accredited course. Fifth, the programs need to organize the committes in the direction that every faculty member can share the assessment results and execute the real course improvement. Sixth, ABEEK should permit the programs to use the curricular courses to check the achievement of program outcomes. And seventh, ABEEK needs to have meta-evaluation to exercise the reasonable authority.

A Comparative Study of the Curriculum Based on NCS with ABEEK (공학교육인증과 NCS 기반 교육과정의 이해)

  • Min, Dong-Kyun;Oh, Chang-Heon;Kang, Seung-Chan;Om, Ki-yong
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.18 no.6
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    • pp.32-37
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    • 2015
  • Since ABEEK ("Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea") began its accreditation in 2001, the 595 programs in 100 institutions have been accredited, and now the number of accredited programs is continuously increasing. On the other hand, NCS ("National Competency Standards") which is directed by government, has been also introduced in recent years, and it becomes the center of attentions of many universities in Korea. Each of these 2 systems has its own strengths and weaknesses, even though their main purposes are very similar. This paper deals with the comparison between the curriculum based on NCS with ABEEK. And also, the examples of making the curriculum based on the NCS would be introduced. At the conclusion, some suggestions for the new NCS system would be proposed.

Framework for Course-Embedded Outcomes Assessment: A Case Study of Architecture & Building Engineering Program at KSNU (교과기반 학습성과 평가시스템 개발: 군산대학교 공학인 건축공학심화프로그램 사례 연구)

  • Pak, Sungsine
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.23 no.1
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    • pp.47-58
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    • 2020
  • Kunsan National University obtained accreditation for its Architecture & Building Engineering Program from the Accreditation Board for Engineering Education in Korea (ABEEK) in 2004 and has offered an ABEEK-accredited degree pathway ever since. Then, in 2018, the university introduced the course-embedded outcomes assessment system as per ABEEK's KEC2015 accreditation criteria. One year into its implementation, the new system allows the measurement and assessment of 10 program outcomes covering 19 curricular modules and 1 non-curricular licensing examination. The system incorporates the four areas of specialization within architectural engineering as well as the three course categories of the math, science, and computer; liberal arts; and engineering core modules under the accreditation scheme. It also takes the students' academic years into account, especially for the mandatory modules offered to all students. Its rubric clarifies the performance criteria, performance level, assessment tools, objectives, and modules. The 2018 course-embedded outcomes assessment system is an ever-evolving structure with regular CQI: Continuous Quality Improvements along the circular process of system establishment → implementation → evaluation as per the virtuous cycle model required for an accredited engineering program.

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

  • Park Chin-Ho;Kim Sang-Tae;Seok Ho-Tae;Chai Young-Suck
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.5 no.1
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    • pp.59-67
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    • 2002
  • 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.