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A Comparative Study of the Results from an OECD Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment between Accredited Students with an Engineering Education and Non-Accredited Students (공학교육 인증프로그램 재학생과 비인증프로그램 재학생의 OECD 고등교육학습성과평가 결과 비교분석)

  • Kim, Hakjin;Song, Ohsung
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.18 no.5
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    • pp.51-58
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    • 2015
  • This research was conducted to assess the effects of an engineering education accreditation program devised by the University of Seoul on higher education outcomes by comparing and analyzing the evaluation results of engineering accredited students (31) and those who are not accredited (47) with the OECD AHELO (Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes) in 2013. The AHELO assessment tool consisted of 25 multiple-choice questions which evaluated generic skill-learning outcomes, also using contextual surveys to establish the students' backgrounds. The results were evaluated statistically. In the results from the multiple-choice exam for generic skill learning outcomes, accredited students scored 1.35 points higher than non-accredited students. Secondly, according to the contextual survey related to students' university education experience, such as lectures, seminars, group projects, and online tutoring, it was found that accredited students were provided more activities in seminars and group projects. Moreover, for class activities, more of these were provided to accredited students, especially in the areas of assortment-structuralization and teamwork-based activities. Thirdly, according to the contextual survey results related to participation in class, specifically regarding asking questions and participating in discussions, interacting with the professor, and opportunities for study time, there were no recognizable differences between accredited and non-accredited students, However, while accredited students at least had opportunities to gain experience in most areas, there were some areas for which education resources were not provided to non-accredited students. Therefore, for the University of Seoul, our results imply that accredited students may show better performance in the areas of academic accomplishment and in their educational environment as compared to non-accredited students. These results demonstrate that the engineering education accreditation program positively contributes to employment competitiveness while also improving the necessary global standards of higher education outcomes.

An International Comparative Study of Intellectual Property Education in Graduate school of Engineering (공과대학원의 지식재산 교육에 관한 국제 비교 연구)

  • Kim, Joon-Ho;Hong, Jin-Hwan
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.11 no.1
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    • pp.101-116
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    • 2008
  • As industrial society has changed to knowledge-based society, the needs for the intellectual property education in the engineering school is emphasized. Therefore graduate engineering school in USA, Europe, and Japan has strengthened intellectual property education. The curriculum has expanded from intellectual property introduction to business development using patent technology, valuation of intellectual property, intellectual property strategy and management. However, the intellectual property education in engineering school in Korea is in early stage. This study has surveyed the intellectual property education in major engineering school in USA, Europe and Japan, and compared it with the education in Korean engineering school. Finally, some recommendations are provided based on this study.

Who demands the Survey of Industry Demand?: Paradox of Demand-Based Engineering Education Under Catch-up Paradigm (누가 '산업체 수요 조사'를 수요하는가? : 추격형 수요기반 공학교육의 역설)

  • Han, Kyong-hee
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.72-82
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    • 2016
  • In Korea, engineering education based on industry demand is highly emphasized; the survey of industry demand or company satisfaction is frequently conducted. Although engineering schools have often attempted and implemented the reform of engineering education, it was found that company satisfaction with college education was always low. In this context, this study aimed to find the cause of the low satisfaction. To this end, the social background for the active survey of industry demand and company satisfaction, and its progress were investigated. The findings of this study showed that the survey of industry demand in Korea has limitations in improving the quality of college education or developing its future demand, contrary to its intention. This industry demand based approach has its historical and social root in the Korea-specific model of the catching-up style industry development and technology innovation. Therefore, it is difficult to establish appropriate academy-industry relations and discover future vision based on this model. This study presents a new way to understand and develop the future-oriented industrial and social demand, not just arguing for the uselessness of the survey of industry demand in engineering education.

A Survey Study on the Design and Development of UML-based Education for Novice Computer Programmers (컴퓨터 초보자 소프트웨어교육에 있어서의 UML 도구의 적합성 연구)

  • Kim, Yun-Woo;Oh, Ji-Hye;Oh, Uran;Park, Hyun-Seok
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.22 no.6
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    • pp.3-11
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    • 2019
  • To evaluate the suitability of UML (Unified Modelling Language) in terms of educating novice software engineers, we have conducted a survey study with 102 students who were enrolled in a mandatory course for sophomores in computer science and engineering department. The results indicate that UML 1) has high satisfaction rate among software novices as an education material, 2) improves computational thinking and problem-solving skills, and 3) increases the efficacy of learning when the education program is implemented in the order of UML, programming practice, and physical computing. This paper suggests the applicability of UML as a new education paradigm in software education.

Industrial Survey Analysis for Engineering Education of Civil, Chemical, and Electronics Engineering (토목, 화공, 전자 분야의 공학교육에 대한 산업체 설문조사 분석)

  • Kim Byoung-Il;Lee Euy-Soo;Park Jin-Woo
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.8 no.3
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    • pp.5-16
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    • 2005
  • In this study, several issues of engineering education of Korea were pointed out through the survey for industrial employees in the areas of civil, chemical and electronics engineering. For the area of civil engineering, a questionnaire based upon the outcomes of ABEEK(accreditation board for engineering education of Korea) was developed for the survey, and the replies from the survey were then analyzed. For the areas of chemical and electronics engineering, data obtained from the literature study were used for analyses. The results of analyses show that the level of engineering education is much lower than that of the industrial demand in the case of all three divisions. It shows the urgency in improvement of engineering education.

Improvement of University Education for Supplying Technical Manpower for Plant Engineering Industry in the Architectural Engineering Field (국내 플랜트 엔지니어링 산업의 건축공학 분야 기술인력 수급을 위한 대학교육 개선에 관한 연구)

  • Shim, Hyun-Sun;Kim, Young-Il;Chung, Kwang-Seop
    • Korean Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering
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    • v.26 no.1
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    • pp.15-20
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    • 2014
  • In this study, improvement of university education is suggested so that university graduates in Architectural Engineering can work in the plant engineering industry without major retraining, which is generally required by plant engineering companies. Before the disposition of manpower to a plant engineering site, new recruits are retrained for about 2~3 years, since university education is neither sufficient, nor appropriate to handle plant engineering tasks. It is necessary to implement practical plant engineering into university education, so that graduates can work effectively in plant engineering fields, without major retraining. For a case study of an S2 University located in Seoul, it is enough to supplement the interdisciplinary program with plant engineering subjects, if proper texts are developed. To replace the plant engineering education offered by the company with university education, the following measures should be taken. First, basic plant engineering should be taught for 15 hours. Second, education on design and drawings should be reinforced.

Case Study and Needs Analysis on Convergence Education in Engineering Colleges (공과대학 융합교육에 대한 사례조사 및 요구분석)

  • Jin, Sung-Hee;Shin, Soobong
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.16 no.6
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    • pp.29-37
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    • 2013
  • The necessity of convergence education is more emphasized based on the education policy for fostering creative men of talent. Inside universities, however, programs for training talented individuals are still at primary stage. Universities understanding the importance of convergence education and thus founding some major fields of convergence studies have experienced hosts of troubles. The paper discusses the necessary plans of supports from the government and the university to activate the convergence education in accord with the social demands. Twenty-eight professors in engineering colleges participated in the survey for reviewing the required factors for the convergence education. In addition, structured interviews were carried out with three specialists working in industry and academic area of convergence technology. The study could suggest the following activation plans based on the government supports: (1) establishing a support center of convergence education, (2) founding a major field of convergence, (3) developing curriculums and curriculum subjects, and (4) hosting related conferences and forums. Also, the study could suggest the following activation plans based on the university supports: (1) developing special programs on convergence education in accord with the industrial demands, (2) revising regulations and administrative systems more flexible for the convergence education, and (3) providing incentives to the participants in the convergence education.

A Case Study of Teaching Method in Research Problem for Engineering Design (공학설계를 위한 전공연구 교수법 사례연구)

  • Lee, Dong-Myung
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.15 no.3
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    • pp.72-77
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    • 2012
  • The engineering design is very important to make the building of engineering mind in many industry companies because most of companies require commonly the talents for engineering design in order to have originality, reliability and responsibility for university students. But, it can be thought that most of students studying engineering fields in Korea can not have their talents for engineering design in major fields of university sufficiently due to traditional engineering education method. In this paper, a case study of the teaching method for the 'esearch problem' that means capstone design in engineering education is suggested to improve the teaching skills for various engineering based fields. In this paper, a case study of teaching method in research problem for engineering design is shown in order to improve the teaching method for the design in engineering fields.

Innovation of Engineering Education in Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech in the United States (미국 Virginia Tech 공학교육과에서의 공학교육 혁신)

  • Kim, Jin-Soo
    • Proceedings of the Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers Conference
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    • pp.504-505
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    • 2007
  • In 2004, a department of engineering education was established at Virginia Tech and Purdue university in the United States. Innovation of engineering education for improving the quality of engineering college education has been progressing. Content of subject of engineering exploration was developed newly for engineering college freshmen. And, effect of a sustainable energy design project on academic achievement for engineering freshmen at Virginia Tech in 2006 was researched. The project was performed throughout a 6 weeks period with one by 50 minutes lecture by professor and one 90 minutes workshop by TAs (Teaching Assistants) every week. To analyze the data, statistical package SPSS (ver. 15.0) was used. In responses to an open-ended question about freshmen students' perceptions of their improvement in design skills, the 3 most identified skills were teamwork, design process, knowledge. In, Korea, an innovation relating to engineering curriculum, facility, instructional strategy and so on will be required.

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Development of the Elements of Teamwork Skill for Engineering Students (공학계열 학생들의 팀웍 스킬 구성요소 개발)

  • Han, Ji-Young;Bang, Jae-Hyun
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.14 no.5
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    • pp.14-25
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    • 2011
  • This study had a purpose to investigate elements of teamwork skill for engineering students. For this, literature review and delphi method were used. The delphi survey was conducted with 20 experts consisting of experts in engineering, education, and industry field. 22 elements of teamwork skill for engineering students were finally developed. Teamwork skill included knowledge, skill, and attitude for engineering students. Further, the results of this study present a guideline to develop teamwork skill in engineering education.