College of Engineering, Ewha Womans University

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College of Engineering at Ewha Womans University
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Engineering A/B Buildings at Ewha
Established 1996
Dean Kwang-Ok Kim
Academic staff
54 (Apr. 2010)
Undergraduates 1,097 (Apr. 2010)
Postgraduates 138 (Apr. 2010)
Location Seoul, Republic of Korea (South Korea)
37°33′59.14″N 126°56′54.08″E / 37.5664278°N 126.9483556°E / 37.5664278; 126.9483556Coordinates: 37°33′59.14″N 126°56′54.08″E / 37.5664278°N 126.9483556°E / 37.5664278; 126.9483556
Campus 11-1 Daehyun-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 120-750, Korea
Affiliations Ewha Womans University
Website eng.ewha.ac.kr/en

The College of Engineering is one of eleven major academic divisions (or colleges) of the Ewha Womans University. Established in 1996 with four departments, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, Environmental Science, and Architecture, the college currently offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees.[1]

History[edit]

The college of engineering at Ewha Womans University was established in 1996 as the world’s first women’s college of engineering. Approximately 1,100 undergraduate and 120 graduate students have been studying at the college under the three divisions — Division of Computer & Electronics Engineering, Division of Architecture, and Division of Environmental & Food Science.

  • 1980s
    - 1981: The Department of Computer Science founded in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • 1990s
    - 1993: The Department of Environmental Science founded in the College of Natural Science
    - 1994: The Department of Electronics Engineering and the Department of Architecture founded in the College of Natural Science
    - 1996: Dean KiHo Lee takes office (first dean)
    - 1996: The College of Engineering founded. The four departments, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, Environmental Science, and Architecture transferred to the College of Engineering
    - 1996: The Department of Environmental Science renamed as the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering
    - 1997: Dean Yoon-Kyoo Jhee takes office (second dean)
    - 1998: The Department of Computer Science renamed as the Department of Computer Science & Engineering
    - 1999: Dean Yeoung-Soo Shin takes office (third dean)
    - 1999: The College of Engineering organized into 2 divisions: Computer Science & Electronics Engineering, and Architecture & Environmental System Engineering.
  • 2000s
    - 2000: The Department of Electronics Engineering renamed as the Department of Information Electronics Engineering. The Department of Environmental Science & Engineering renamed as Environmental Science & Engineering Major School
    - 2000: System reorganized
    - 2001: Dean Seung Soo Park takes office (fourth dean)
    - 2003: Dean Yeoung-Soo Shin takes office (fifth dean)
    - 2005: Dean Yeoung-Soo Shin takes office (sixth dean)
    - 2006: School system reorganized.
    - 2006: The College of Engineering organized into 3 Divisions: Computer Information Communication, Architecture, and Environmental & Food Technology
    - 2006: The Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the Department of Information Electronics Engineering integrated into the Department of Computer Information Communication Engineering
    - 2006: The Department of Architecture divided into Architecture Design Major and Architectural Engineering Major
    - 2006: The Department of Environmental Science & Engineering and the Department of Food Sciences & Technology reorganized into the Division of Environmental and Food Technology
    - 2006: Introduced the Accreditation Program for Engineering Education
    - 2007: Dean Myoung-Hee Kim takes office (seventh dean)
    - 2007: The Division of Computer Information Communication Engineering renamed as the Division of Information Communication Engineering, and divided into Computer Science & Engineering Major and Information Electronics Major
    - 2008: The Division of Information Communication Engineering renamed as the Division of Computer Information Communication
    - 2008: Computer Science & Engineering Major renamed as Computer Engineering Major.
    - 2008: Information Electronics Major renamed as Electronics Engineering Major.
    - 2009: Dean Sang-Ho Lee takes office (eighth dean)
    - 2011: Dean Kwang-Ok Kim takes office (ninth dean)

Academics[edit]

Division of Computer and Electronics Engineering[edit]

Department of Computer Science and Engineering[edit]

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Division of Architecture[edit]

The Division of Architecture was founded in 1994 in the College of Natural Sciences as the Department of Architecture. Architecture covers up-to-date design environment from museum to skyscraper to daily surrounding environment, as well as all surrounding facilities including houses, museums, concert halls, schools, and offices. Until 2005, the Department of Architecture was part of the College of Engineering, and since 2006, it expanded to the Division of Architecture as an independent division. The division consists of 2 majors, Architecture Major and Architectural Engineering Major. In the Architecture Major, students study design and planning, and in the Architectural Engineering Major, students study core engineering technology and basic engineering knowledge, which includes structural engineering, environmental technology and construction management.

Department of Architecture[edit]

The curriculum consists of five areas:

  • Architectural Design: the center of the entire course of study
  • Communication using Various Media
  • Cultural Context including art, history, environment, and cities
  • Practical Affairs such as building codes and ethics
  • Technologies: engineering knowledge.

The Department provides students with comprehensive related experience through various special programs including summer internships, field study, special lectures, and exhibitions. Meanwhile, students themselves enjoy a rich campus life by organizing and participating in various degree-related groups of design, traditional architecture, CAD, and architectural volunteer work.

Department of Architectural Engineering[edit]

Architectural engineering involves the application of diverse engineering knowledge and business management techniques for the eco-friendly and economical realization of safe, pleasant, and healthy buildings. The Department of Architectural Engineering operates a 4-year engineering education accreditation program, dividing the subject into the following areas:

  • Building Structure: designing structures to secure the safety of buildings,sustainability of structures, green technology of structures, retrofitting of structural members, Fire safety design of structures
  • Bio-mechanical Engineering;safety evaluation of heart valves, fatigue analysis of bio-composites
  • Building Environment Planning and Energy Efficient Building M/E system: realizing sustainable development and energy-saving, low-carbon green buildings
  • Building Performance Simulation: simulation validation and testing, and simulation to support commissioning, controls and monitoring
  • Governmental Policy for Energy-Efficient Green Building: design guideline for building energy saving,green building certification and rating system, and building energy efficiency rating system
  • Construction Management: financial and operational management of construction projects.
  • Building Materials: understanding the physical and mechanical properties of concrete, stone, wood, glass, etc.

In the graduate program, various projects are actively underway in such areas as structure repair and reinforcement, structural damage prediction, fire-resistance technology, energy-saving buildings, insulation technology, radiant cooling/heating technology, and construction management technology.

Division of Environmental and Food Science[edit]

The Division of Environmental and Food Science consists of Department of Environmental Science & Engineering and Department of Food Science and Engineering. Environmental and Food Science is a field of study for the 21st century where human beings, nature and technology coexist. Protecting nature is deeply concerned with preserving life, thus studying the environment implies protecting life. Food science and engineering is applied science which requires traditional food technology and complex integration of advanced technology for future industry.

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering[edit]

Environmental Science & Engineering is a discipline that has emerged to protect our lives and the world from the environmental problems we are facing. Since its first introduction as a much-needed discipline, the field has been directly related with every aspect of our lives from society, economy, and culture to science and technology. The Department of Environmental Science & Engineering has performed major national environmental projects in

  • Environmental management
  • Policies
  • Information System Monitoring
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Media Environment
  • Low-carbon Green Growth

This has made great contributions to healing the ailing nature and creating a new human society, where man and nature coexist together.

Department of Food Science and Engineering[edit]

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Academic resources[edit]

Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK)[edit]

Accreditation in engineering education is a quality assurance program run by the Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK). The College of Engineering introduced the accreditation program for engineering education in 2005, and established the Center for Innovation in Engineering Education in 2006. It acquired accreditation in engineering education in 2009 as a result of organizing and operating recipient-oriented and performance-driven in-depth courses to actively respond to the demand of the fast-changing society.

Research Institutes[edit]

The College of Engineering at Ewha Womans University is conducting systemic and in-depth research at its various research institutes.

  • Severe Storm Research Center (SSRC): was established to minimize damage from meteorological disasters by improving the accuracy of weather forecasts
  • Center for Climate/Environment Change Prediction Research (CCCPR): was established to help the government and industries develop strategies for responding to medium-to-long term climate change through the specific and accurate prediction of the climate-driven changes in environments and ecosystems
  • Center for Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality: was established in 1999 to research and develop future core technologies based on computer graphics and virtual reality
  • Environmental Research Institute: was established in 1971 to research and provide solutions to environmental problems caused by industrialization, urbanization, and population increase by putting together research personnel from within Ewha
  • Embedded Software Research Center: has its focus on establishing the research base for the area of embedded software, closely related to industrial demand, and fostering professional women engineers specializing in this area.

Government-funded Medium-to-Large Scale Research Projects[edit]

Currently, the College of Engineering is carrying out a variety of government-funded medium-to-large scale research projects.

  • The BK21 Project: comprising three core research teams, is an advanced-level human resource development project that provides 200 to 250 million KRW in research funds annually to young researchers in master, doctoral, or post-doctoral programs with aims of building a world-class graduate school for training excellent researchers.
  • The NRL (National Research Laboratory) Project: aims to strengthen the research capabilities in the areas of core fundamental technologies that should be strategically fostered at the national level. As a participant of the project, two research laboratories in the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering are given 200 million won of research fund a year. Since being selected as an Engineering Research Center (ERC) by the National Research Foundation in 2009, the Center for Climate/Environment Change Prediction Research is developing an integral prediction system considering the interaction among climate, environment, and ecosystem with domestic researchers in relevant fields. It has been granted approximately 1.2 billion won a year for research.
  • The IT Original Technology Development Program: aims to develop computer-based animation technologies featuring virtual entertainment contents such as computer games and special effects for films. It has been and will be granted 1 billion won of research fund per year from 2008 to 2013.

Exchange Students Program[edit]

Ewha Womans University offers "International Exchange and Study Abroad Program" to exchange and visiting students. This program has been established for students who are interested in a wide range of studies including topics on Asia and Korea, and is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any accredited institution of higher education. Students have the option to study for one or two semesters at Ewha as a non-degree seeking student. All international students enrolled in our program may register in any of the courses offered by Ewha, either in English or Korean, depending on their language proficiency.

Location[edit]

The college of engineering is located inside the main campus of Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

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