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The Present Situations of Engineering Education and Accreditation System in Korea (한국공학교육의 현황과 과제)

  • Kang, Sung-Gun;Rho, Tae-Cheon;Hahm, Seung-Yeon;Kim, Cheong-Sig
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.9 no.2
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    • pp.21-33
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    • 2006
  • The Accreditation Board for Engineering Education in Korea was founded in 1999 and the first engineering education programs were accredited in 2001. The purpose of accreditation was to attract outstanding students to engineering colleges as well as to raise highly qualified engineers who would be recognized internationally. The accreditation of engineering education has expanded as more and more colleges and programs are asking to participate in this accreditation program. This study examines the current position and future direction of Korean engineering education. To develop further, engineering education in Korea requires more support to attract outstanding students to engineering colleges and to provide high quality education. Also, Korea should become a member of Washington Accord to be recognized as international level of engineering education as well as active cooperation from engineering related organizations, institutions, and businesses.

Interdisciplinary Cooperation between Engineering Education and Science and Technology Studies (STS) (공학교육과 과학기술학(STS)의 학제적 협력 방안 탐색)

  • Han, Kyong-Hee
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.50-58
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    • 2014
  • This study reviews recently developed perspectives within Science and Technology Studies (STS) and engineering education including engineering ethics and engineering design, focusing on defining why interdisciplinary collaboration between those two areas is required and how it can be realized. The disconnection between those areas is closely related to the chronic diseases that has brought the mono-disciplinary, segmented educational system of 20th century: fragmented perception of reality and gradual loss of academic influence. This study consists of two sections: the first section reviews new movements among STS, engineering ethics and engineering design; the second section analyses how their combination is developing and what significance it represents. Recently, some scholars attach more importance to scalable scholarship of STS, that is, strategic expansion of the range of STS. This kind of attempts is gradually producing satisfactory results as it is combined with innovative efforts arising from the field of engineering education. This study emphasizes that, when STS and engineering education are combined and interact more with each other, it will broaden our prospects about engineering and society; it will, particularly, contribute to enhance our engineering education.

A Proposal for the Education Vision for Chemical Engineering Field (화학공학분야 교육비전 수립 연구)

  • Lee, Kyu-nyo;Hwang, Ju-young;Yi, Kwang-bok;Han, Su-kyoung;Rhee, Young-woo
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.21 no.6
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    • pp.99-107
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    • 2018
  • The purpose of this study is to establish and propose educational vision of chemical engineering field in order to search for academic identity and future education direction in chemical engineering field. In order to achieve this research purpose, we investigate the literature and data on the vision, educational goals, and curriculum of the department of chemical engineering in domestic and foreign universities. We also analyze the SWOT of internal and external environmental factors respectively. The validity of the proposal was verified through delphi survey with delphi panels and the vision was developed by revising and improving upon the opinions of professionals. The vision is comprised of the value and mission of learning, the educational purpose, and the educational goal. The first stage is value and mission of chemical engineering. The educational purposes and the educational goals are divided into 'Department of Chemical Engineering' and 'Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering'. The application of the educational vision of chemical engineering field is as follows. First, we expect that the vision to be a valuable, philosophical, and theoretical basis for establishing educational objectives and goals in the field of chemical engineering. Hopefully, it will be used as a general education goal for the top-level education. Second, we hope that the vision will be used to develop customized vision, customized educational purpose, and educational goals that reflect the characteristics of region, departments, graduates, and educational needs in the field of chemical engineering. Finally, we hope that these results will be the starting point to discuss the educational vision in the department of chemical engineering.

A case study on the effect of service learning education program integrating engineering design and community service activities (공학설계와 지역사회봉사활동을 통합한 서비스러닝 교육프로그램 운영 사례 및 효과)

  • Jin, Sung-Hee
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.21 no.4
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    • pp.35-45
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    • 2018
  • The purpose of this study is to develop a service learning education program for engineers and to investigate its educational effects. This study reviewed the concept and characteristics of service learning and examined the service learning education programs operated in higher education environments. The Service Learning Education Program was developed by integrating engineering design and community service activities. This program has been applied to the engineering education from 2014 to 2016. As a result of the study, the learners' satisfaction with service learning activities, empathy ability, and engineering design ability were improved. Based on the research results, practical implications are suggested to the instructors who want to develop the service learning education program for engineering students.

Analysis of Current Status of Team Learning in Engineering Education (공학교육에서의 팀 학습 운영 실태 분석)

  • Han, Jiyoung;Park, Suyeon;Bang, Jae-hyun
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.20 no.4
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    • pp.28-37
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study was to analyze the current status of team learning in engineering education. For this, literature review and survey were used. The survey was conducted with 16 professors and 627 students in engineering college. Based on the results, team should be organized in consideration of various characteristics and competencies for effective team learning activities in engineering education. And in the team learning operations, it is necessary to make the conditions for students to immerse in team learning through the activation of communication of team members, tightening management of free riding in team learning, and optimizing team learning period. It is necessary to use the team learning evaluation method in harmony with the team, individual and peer evaluation.

Role of Academic Society in the Renovation of Fiber Engineering Education in Korea: A Macroscopic Approach (한국 섬유공학교육의 혁신을 위한 학회의 역할: 거시적 접근)

  • Yoo, Dong Il;Cho, Hyo Jung;Jung, Chan Hee;Shin, Younsook
    • Textile Science and Engineering
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    • v.52 no.5
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    • pp.281-308
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    • 2015
  • The influx of innovation is urgently required to the fiber(textile) engineering education in Korea. In this review, we analyzed the present situation of both the industrial (engineering) ecosystem and the engineering education, and forecasted the direction where the fiber engineering education is going on. Rapid changes such as an increase in income level, a decrease in birth-rate, and reshaping the human lifestyle are taking place in Korea. Continuous improvement is required to the contents and the objectives of engineering education in each program. There are some serious problems for most of the students in universities, including a reduction in the credits for graduation, numerical decrease in entrance as well as graduation, the longer duration in universities, the increase in the unemployment ratio, the paradigm shift in education environment. To cope with the tremendous changes in industrial (engineering) ecosystem, we suggest that an expansion of using convergence technology, specialization for differentiation in education, improvement of educational content, and selective induction of an engineering accreditation system with the help of academic society are inevitable for the sustain-ability of fiber (textile) engineering education.

A Delphi Study on Competencies of Mechanical Engineer and Education in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4차 산업혁명 시대 기계공학 분야 엔지니어에게 필요한 역량과 교육에 관한 델파이 연구)

  • Kang, So Yeon;Cho, Hyung Hee
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.23 no.3
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    • pp.49-58
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    • 2020
  • In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, the world is undergoing rapid social change. The purpose of this study is to predict the expected changes and necessary competencies and desired curriculum and teaching methods in the field of mechanical engineering in the near future. The research method was a Delphi study. It was conducted three times with 20 mechanical engineering experts. The results of the study are as follows: In the field of mechanical engineering, it will be increased the situational awareness by the use of measurement sensors, development of computer applications, flexibility and optimization by user's needs and mechanical equipment, and demand for robots equipped with AI. The mechanical engineer's career perspectives will be positive, but if it is stable, it will be a crisis. Therefore active response is needed. The competencies required in the field of mechanical engineering include collaborative skills, complex problem solving skills, self-directed learning skills, problem finding skills, creativity, communication skills, convergent thinking skills, and system engineering skills. The undergraduate curriculum to achieve above competencies includes four major dynamics, basic science, programming coding education, convergence education, data processing education, and cyber physical system education. Preferred mechanical engineering teaching methods include project-based learning, hands-on education, problem-based learning, team-based collaborative learning, experiment-based education, and software-assisted education. The mechanical engineering community and the government should be concerned about the education for mechanical engineers with the necessary competencies in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution, which will make global competitiveness in the mechanical engineering fields.