Gyeongnam’s national flagship university representing Korea
The College has been carrying out important roles in developing local industries by training competent people and activating cooperation between academic and industrial circles in the sphere of cutting edge convergence technology in line with the fourth industrial revolution.
The College has been performing industry tailored research through active communication with the students and joint research with many other professors of different majors. The joint research with Changwon National Industrial Complex and Jinju Innovation City, Enterprises in Gyeongsangnam-do Province, Korea Institute of Materials Science, Defense Agency for Technology and Quality is another important role of the College. Furthermore, exchanges with major colleges in advanced countries like the U.S.A, Germany, Japan and those in South East Asia help us grow to be a prestigious college of engineering, cultivating our future.
All of the college members are trying to let the engineering knowledge be shared for improving the quality of human life and we cherish the interest and consideration which is an important value of humanism in order to foster the talented people with warm hearts.
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Since the School was founded in 1984 in the name of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, it has been successfully performing various support projects including Project BK21 and is playing a central role in the exchanges between the university and the industries in the area of mechanical engineering in Gyeongsangnam-do Province. Mechanical engineering is the foundation of basic industries studying basic or applied technology about design, production, and use of machinery and related equipment. Those who major in mechanical engineering are widely required in various fields. In particular, as the role of the machinery sector in the industries in the region is absolute, our competent graduates from the School take on very important roles in the local industries.
The Polymer Engineering major consists of studies of the original technology about polymer-related industries in order for the students to acquire the expertise and creative thinking ability through the knowledge required for its commercialization. The School seeks talented people of creative and challenging minds with virtues such as a sense of responsibility, communicative ability, right sense of ethics, and an internationalized mind.
After graduation, career paths include entering domestic and foreign graduate schools, various industries, national research institutes, and public institutions as well as being civil servants.
The Metallurgical Engineering major consists of studies in the development and characteristics of Nano and new metal materials, which are at the foundation of cutting-edge and basic industries. The Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering has made rapid progress over the past three decades, and as a result of the evaluation by the University Education Council, it has been designated as an excellent undergraduate and best graduate school in the field of materials and has been selected as a national laboratory by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
In particular, the research results of the School and its lab facilities are the best in Korea and near world class in the following fields: batteries,, shape memory alloys, nanopowders, aircraft materials, powder metallurgy, fracture analysis, and structural materials.
In addition, research and education are jointly conducted with related industries and research institutes. Both domestic and foreign experts are periodically invited to hold seminars and classes. The School has been fostering competent students required for the industries and research institutes through visiting industries, on-the-job training, and joint research programs with the industries.
Ceramics research requires an understanding of the structure of atoms, the interatomic bonding relations, and the reaction phenomena of materials to energy and the environment. In this major, students acquire basic theories such as material engineering, thermodynamics, crystallography, photoelectromagnetic properties, and raw material synthesis based on physical and chemical higher education. Through varous experiments, the students also learn the theories used in material processing and analysis such as ceramic processing, material analysis, and thin film and semi-conductor materials.
The students study data statistics analysis to enhance their expertise in the materials required for future industries, along with studies in comprehensive material design, new energy environmental materials, nanoceramics, and ceramic composite materials.
The School was founded in 2013 by consolidating the Department of Aerospace System Engineering of the College of Engineering and the Department of Information Science of the College of Natural Sciences for the purpose of cultivating creative people of talent through the convergence and compositeness of aerospace engineering and embedded software engineering. The curricula of the Department of Aerospace System Engineering were decided in 1996 according to the long term development plan of Gyeongsang National University and those of the Department of Information Science in 2004 by a specialized plan for embedded software engineering of the university. This major, created by the integration of the above specialized departments, can be said to possess excellent educational conditions and competitiveness to cultivate creative people of talent as required by the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The School operates educational courses on the design and production of aircraft and operating systems that operate on the earth’s surface, such as aircraft, helicopters, missiles, artificial satellites, and spacecraft, as well as the development of related embedded software. Because this specialization is based on cutting-edge academic fields that require a multidisciplinary approach, such as materials, structure, dynamics, propulsion, control, electronics, and software. It represents a field of representative core creativity and knowledge that enhances the nation’s status and leads to strengthening the future industrial competitiveness of our country. Accordingly, the graduates from the School enter not only the existing aerospace field, but also all the other industrial sectors requiring software such as automobiles, shipbuilding, and power plants.
Since Jinju/Sacheon National Aeronautical and Space Industrial Complex, the largest aviation cluster in Korea, is located near Gyeongsang National University, the graduates from the School find their jobs there upon completing their courses. The educational goal of the School is to foster high-grade technical personnel required by aerospace and software engineering industries and i cultivate high-grade researchers in leading the development of related technology. To achieve this purpose, the School started to operate the Aircraft Parts and Components Technology Research Center in 1996 through the selection of the Regional Research Center (RRC) project of the National Science Foundation.
The Major tries to foster excellent architectural engineers required by the society.
The Major directs the students to design and build convenient, functional and safe buildings using cutting edge science and technology. Especially we concentrate on educating and studying the materials, construction, structural engineering, and environmental equipment engineering.
The graduates may find their jobs at a public enterprise, construction company and architect office, etc.
With the advent of the 4th industrial era, our department focuses on the leading-edge technologies in the field of architectural engineering and related convergence studies for students' career exploration and self-development. Our department is dedicated to cultivating professional and multi-talented engineers with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of architectural engineering. The undergraduate students learn theoretical knowledge and practical technologies about sustainable architectural systems. We also support a variety of study groups for students for their practical skill improvement and self-motivation. The graduates can find careers in a wide range of fields related to construction, structural engineering, facilities engineering, design and supervision, and more. Recently, the graduates steadily find positions at government-operated companies such as LH(Korea Land & Housing Corporation), KALIS(Korea Authority of Land & Infrastructure Safety). Our department is constantly striving to nurture talents who can contribute to the construction industry of the country and local communities.
Architecture is a dwelling environment of human beings to support and protect the people and all of their activities, which consists of functional, structural and aesthetic space. Therefore, architecture is the basic study to deal with “Dwelling” which is one of the bases of us, that is Clothing, Eating and Dwelling. It is a multi-academic study to create the bowl putting the life of human beings in it beautifully and scientifically. To be more in detail, it studies overall subjects evenly such as the arts including music, painting and sculpture, humanities and social sciences such as history, psychology, aesthetics and philosophy, science and technology including physics and engineering. Therefore, architecture is a comprehensive study incorporating arts and science. Lots of professional people produced by the Department of Architecture are working at the architect office, construction company, education and public administrative organizations related to architects across the country.
Urban Engineering is a field that studies the theories and technologies for planning, developing, and managing our land and cities into more beautiful and smart spaces. The students study not only new town and urban development, but also land use plans in which residential, commercial, industrial, and green areas are properly developed as physical spaces, such as roads and parks in order to positively solve the issues of traffic, housing, and environmental concerns of urban areas.
Urban engineering currently belongs to the College of Engineering, but due to the nature of the study, it is a 21st century convergence study that aims to comprehensively solve urban issues in connection with social science fields, such as geography, landscape architecture, public administration, natural science architecture, and civil engineering. It pursues practical studies that are closely related to our daily life.
The Department was established in 1987, and it is the only urban engineering department in Gyeongsangnam-do Province. The demand for students majoring in urban engineering is high in academia, public officials, and industries. As such, the Department of Urban Engineering will be the best choice for students who wish to lead the era of urbanization in the 21st century.
The Department was founded in 1988 under the title of the Department of Electronic Material Engineering, and it produced its first graduates in 1992. In 1996, four related departments were consolidated into the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and its title was changed into the Major in Information Cell Engineering in 2005. It is closely related to industries that are expanding and specializing on a daily basis. In order to meet the growing demand for information technology experts, the Department of Semiconductor Engineering was newly established in 2010.
The next-generation industry is a synchronized industry of a combination of information technology (IT), nanotechnology (NT), biotechnology (BT) and environmental technology (ET). Semiconductor engineering is very much closely related to the above technologies. In this regard, the Department cultivates its students to acquire the knowledge about semiconductor material and device theory and semiconductor process through theory and practice to secure hardware as an engineer in the fields of electronic engineering, information and communication engineering, computer engineering, and materials engineering that are necessary to develop and design electronic information devices. The next generation of industrial talents with the acquired basic knowledge is being fostered.
The Department offers two combined majors in “Electric Power Energy Engineering” and “Elevator Safety Engineering” through a curriculum agreement with Korea South-East Power Company and Korea Elevator Safety Agency.
The Department produces a workforce who will be responsible for producing, distributing, and controlling electricity as a whole. Important subjects related to the above are electromechanical equipment and devices, electric power system engineering, electrical materials, and electromechanical theory. Considering that an electrical engineer’s duty is the power of an enterprise, the Department teaches morality, the ability to cooperate, and presentation skills as well as the ability in their major such as creativity and the ability to solve various issues. The graduates are mainly employed not only by electrical or electronic businesses but also by car industries, shipbuilding, construction, various public enterprises, private enterprises, and research institutes funded by the government.
The students of the Department study basic fields including radio wave/information communication, semiconductor and circuit design, signal processing, embedded system and control, and their applied fields such as Internet of things, artificial intelligence, and big data to be a global key talent. The Department, with a long history and tradition, carried out a challenging revision of its curriculum in preparation for the future intelligent era to improve the slow-downed competitiveness of the major industries in Gyeongsangnam-do Province and make a simple workforce able to meet the requirements of new industries. It will help the province be a place of abundant new technology workforce in ten years.
Students of the Department acquire technology in the fields of electrical, electronic, computer, and mechanical engineering to be engaged in the field of automation control system, energy and design, production, analysis, and application of robots as creative and capable professional engineers. The curricula offered by the Department are: electrical/electronic circuits, control engineering, instrumentation engineering, electrical power electronics, robotics engineering, and smart energy engineering. They cultivate their capabilities through systematic education, practice, and application in comprehensive design and production. Graduates are active in the sectors of electric/electronic control systems, robots, green energy, automobiles, shipbuilding, and construction industries.
Civil engineering is the study of planning, designing, and building social infrastructure facilities such as roads, harbors, airports, bridges, tunnels, power plants, water dams, irrigation, water and sewage, and public transportation. Such facilities improve the quality of life for modern people, protect them from natural disasters such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, and typhoons, and provide conveniences of daily life. Therefore, these facilities are the most basic, personally and socially.
The Department fosters students to have broad basic and practical engineering knowledge to be able to efficiently combine biotechnology (BT), information communication technology (IT), nanotechnology (NT), energy and environment technology (ET) to be capable chemical engineers. Making use of traditional concepts in chemical engineering, the Department tries to expand their areas of interest into the core technology of growth engines required in the 21st century.
As chemical engineering is the only area to study the processing skills for production among all the engineering subjects, graduating students can find their jobs, without limiting the scope of application, at current large scale industries such as chemical engineering industries, automobiles, shipbuilding, aviation, electronics, energy, and environment.
The School is founded at the only one stronghold national university in Gyeongsangnam-do Province, and since it was established in 1985, it has been cultivating industrial engineers required for the region and the nation. The School at Gyeongsang National University provides industrial engineering technology and education required for the region’s key industries, such as machinery, aviation, and shipbuilding. The School provides education in new industrial engineering using big data and AI to cope in the era of digital revolution.