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Competency Modeling Using AHP Methodology and Improvement of National Technical Qualification System (다면 AHP 방법론을 활용한 역량 모델링과 국가기술자격제도 개선 방안 도출)

  • Lee, Jae Yul;Hwang, Seung-June
    • Journal of the Society of Korea Industrial and Systems Engineering
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    • v.40 no.4
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    • pp.191-202
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study is to develop an engineer competency model using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to improve the national technical qualification system. Korea has managed technical human resources at the government level through the operation of a national technical qualification system that certifies engineers with national certificates or technical grades by laws. However, there have been increasing concerns that the government system is separated from global standards and does not reflect an engineer's comprehensive capabilities. For these reasons, the new architecture of the system has been continuously discussed and becomes a major policy issue of the Korean government. For the development of the engineer competency model, domestic and global models were separately structured using 554 valid questionnaires with a consistency ratio (CR) of 0.1 or less. The relative importance of engineer competency factors in a domestic model was career (0.383), qualification (0.253), academic degree (0.195), and job training (0.169) whereas the order in the global model was career (0.308), global ability (0.237), job training (0.175), domestic qualification (0.147), and academic degree (0.134). The results of AHP analysis indicated that the evaluation factors and methods recognized by engineers were different from a current government model focusing on domestic qualifications. There was also perceptual difference in the importance of engineer evaluation factors between groups depending on the type of organizations and markets. This means that it is necessary to reflect the characteristics of organizations and markets when evaluating engineer competency. Based on AHP analysis and literature reviews, this paper discussed how to develop a new engineer competency index (ECI) and presented two effective index models verified by simulation test using 59,721 engineers' information. Lastly, the paper discussed major findings of our empirical research and proposed policy alternatives for the improvement of a national engineer qualification system. The paper contributes to the management of technical human resources since it provides quantitative competency models that are objectively developed by reflecting market recognition and can be effectively used by the policy makers or firms.

Global Market Participation Strategy by The International Mobility of Professional Engineers (국제기술사 상호인정 체제에 따른 세계시장 진출전략)

  • Lee, Sun
    • Journal of the Korean Professional Engineers Association
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    • v.42 no.1
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    • pp.34-38
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    • 2009
  • There are three major international agreements governing mutual recognition of engineering qualifications and professional competence of the International PEs; namely, Washington Accords, APEC engineer agreement and EMF agreement. International Organizations of APEC Engineer Coordinating Committer and Engineers Mobility Forum established international registries with the goal of improving international mobility. APEC and EMF membership requires minimum qualifications for licensure with the minimum standards including engineering education, Professional experience, compliance with home jurisdiction requirements, having verified record of responsible charge, and demonstrating a commitment to continuing education.

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Improvement of Global Construction Engineer Training Program : An Importance-Satisfaction Analysis (글로벌 건설 엔지니어링 고급인력 양성사업의 교육프로그램 개선방안)

  • Park, Hyeon;Park, In-Seok;Cha, Yongwoon
    • Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
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    • v.17 no.6
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    • pp.31-39
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    • 2016
  • This study aims to give suggestions based on survey to improve the quality of Global Construction Engineer Training Program in line with the government goals. The domestic construction industry in Korea has kept shrinking, whereas the global construction market is forecasted to keep expanding in the future. It has become an urgent task to be taken up for construction contractors and engineering firms so as to improve their capacity, in particular, in the fields of planning, management, finance as well as engineering. To deal with the lack of capacity of the domestic engineers and to help them emerge as global players in the competitive overseas construction market, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Korean government has designed a program called 'Global Construction Engineer Training Program.' The eligible target of the training program is mid-career professionals who are working for the construction contractors or engineering firms. To draw suggestions for this program, an importance-satisfaction analysis is conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the training program implemented by the S University. The S University, along with C University, was selected as an implementation organization of the program in 2014 by the government. Through an email survey, the participating students in the program were asked questions on the importance and satisfaction against 17 indicators classified into 5 categories: instruction method, professional knowledge of instructors, contents of program, curriculum, and facility and environment. The survey results show that students are satisfied with the overall quality of the program, but it was also found that they want the program opens more coursework on practical application of knowledge, case studies, and global networking.

A Study on the Characteristics of Supervision Engineer Qualification in China (중국 감리공정사(監理工程師) 자격제도의 특성에 관한 연구)

  • Han, Guang;Shin, Kyoo-Chul
    • Journal of the Korea Institute of Building Construction
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    • v.18 no.6
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    • pp.585-594
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    • 2018
  • Chinese construction corporations take more market shares in the global construction market. The performance of Chinese construction corporations need to be reviewed from the capability and qualification system of the engineers including supervision engineer. The purpose of this study is to analyze the characteristics of professional qualifications for supervision engineer in China. The research methodology is to investigate the qualification exam system, process and examination subjects for searching the fundamental body of knowledge about supervision engineer qualification. The results shows that the qualification system in supervision engineer are classified in detail for the body of knowledge and operated by the government. The qualification examination requires broad and defied knowledge structure together with practical experiences. The research results may lead further research subjects of Chinese construction related qualifications and education system in the ways of more specificity, expertise, and practicality. The mutual understanding of qualification system becomes major issue to build better collaboration in global market.

Performance Evaluation of Premier Global Construction Engineer Training Program (글로벌 건설 엔지니어링 고급인력 양성사업의 성과평가)

  • Park, Hyeon;Park, Inseok
    • Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
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    • v.19 no.3
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    • pp.97-104
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    • 2018
  • This paper aims to evaluate the performance of S University's Premier Global Construction Engineer Training Program. The net impact of the program is evaluated through a quasi-experiment design approach. The competency level of an individual participant is compared with that of a non-participating expert with similar professional background. The results show that the training program contributed to a significant improvement in the professional competencies of the participating students. The competency level was regressed on the subjects of curriculum. The achievements are attributable to a group of subjects focused on the skills for project development such as PPP, feasibility study, and project financing. Another group of subjects found to have significantly contributed to the improved competencies can be categorized as subjects focused on nurturing global perspectives. The paper shows it is possible to quantify the contribution of the program and the results provide a set of information that can be useful in designing and operating similar programs.