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Curricula research and development : Soong Jun University, Seoul, Korea

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  • Curricula research and development
  • Eller, Herbert
  • United States Agency for International Development


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Title Curricula research and development
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Soong Jun University, Seoul, Korea

Material Type Reports
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Eller, Herbert

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[Washington, D.C.]:United States Agency for International Development

Date 1974
Series Title; No Other USAID Supported Study, Document
Pages 85
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Education
Holding United States Agency for International Development

Abstract

This report researches the need for industrial engineering curricula in the Republic of Korea and the nature of the courses needed. It briefly evaluates the status of technical education in Korea, the status of engineering education at Soong Jun University, and Soong Jun's opportunity to meet technical education in Korea today. Included are a suggested industrial engineering program leading to a bachelor's degree, a curriculum study guide applicable to all engineering departments to aid faculty members in revising their respective engineering programs, and a detailed curriculum with course descriptions for an industrial engineering department. In general, it was found that technical education in Korea presently consists primarily of high-level theoretical programs or of substandard programs with too little emphasis on laboratory training. Curricula need to be revised to provide a more reasonable balance between theory and applied technology. In the field of industrial engineering specifically, the number of industrial engineering graduates in Korea presently is too small to meet the needs of the country's growing industrial sector. Consequently, there is a definite need for an applied industrial engineering program such as the one planned at Soong Jun University. (Subsequent to the publication of this report, Soong Jun successfully petitioned the Ministry of Education for permission to establish a Department of Industrial Engineering. The degree program will be initiated in the fall of 1975).