Korea University of Technology and Education

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Korea University of Technology and Education
Type Government supported
Established 1991
Academic staff
Location Cheon-An, Chungnam Province, South Korea
Website www.koreatech.ac.kr

Korea University of Technology and Education (KOREATECH, Hangeul: 한국기술교육대학교), was established in 1991 by the government with the special mission of fostering practical engineers and HRD experts.

KOREATECH was recognized the best engineering university in Korea with the state-of-art lab facilities and prestigious professors(Top 10 best universities in 2015 National Domestic Evaluation of JoongAng Daily focused on Engineering Field).

Moreover, ranking No.1 in education-oriented universities for 7 years consecutively proves that KOREATECH is one of the outstanding universities that has a superb educating system in Korea.

KOREATECH was evaluated the best university from the industry's view point in 2015.

KOREATECH's unique IPP(Industry Professional Practice), similar to Co-Op, assists our students in applying their studies to the field, which makes KOREATECH more competitive and practical.

In the linkage of regular education, KOREATECH plays the leading roles in the area of HRD and lifelong skills development.


2016 Mar Opened the College of Work and Study in Parallel
2015 Apr Founded IPP Hub Center – IPP Concurrent Work + Study System
Apr Founded Korean Skills Quality Authority
2014 Oct Founded Online Lifelong Education Institute
2014 Aug Achieved No. 1 Job Placement Rate nationwide at 85.9% (Ministry of Education)
2014 May Sponsored 17.6 billion won over 5 year for CK-1 project
2014 Apr Selected as "The Best University by Industry" (Ministry of Education)
2013 Oct Ranked 22nd in 2013 Student Satisfaction Rates by JoongAng Daily
2012 Mar Selected in LINC by Ministry of Education
2011 Nov Promulgated English Brand ‘KOREATECH’ in commemoration of 20th Anniversary
2010 Mar Founded Global Education Center (GEC)
2009 Jun Won in Nationwide Economic Region Leading Industry HRD Project by Ministry of Education


Campus I[edit]

  • Undergraduate School : 4,560
  • New admissions 901 in 2015
  • Graduate school 286(M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Total faculty 300
  • New admissions 115 in 2015
  • Ratio of incumbent full-time professor ratio: 72%<
  • Student-faculty ratio 28.8 to 1
Schools (Dept.) BA MA Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering O O O
Mechatronics Engineering O O O
Electric, Electronics & Communication Engineering O O O
Computer Engineering O O O
Industrial Design•Architectural Engineering O O O
Energy•Materials•Chemical Engineering O O O
Industrial Management O O O
Human Resources Development O O

Campus II[edit]

Human Resources Development Institute Built in Budae-dong, Cheonan-si in 2006, the 2rd Campus (land area: 33,781m², floor area: 20,826m²) was the first in the nation to fulfill the function of industry-university cooperation. With expert technology training institutes such as "Human Resources Development Institute" and Industry-University Cooperation Foundation's "Advanced Technology Education Center", the campus in operating as a hub for re-training expert manpower of industry engineers, Polytechnics professors, technical high school teachers, on-the-job trainers, HRD experts, public institution employees, among others.

  • Training for Vocational Training Instructors
  • Training for Professional Engineers & Technicians
  • KOREATECH-SAMSUNG Electronics Advanced Technology Education Center
  • Engineer Training for SAMSUNG and its partner companies

Human Resources Development Institute

A unique training institute founded by Ministry of Employment & Labor to further develop job competence of expert technicians and on-the-job trainers by instructing advanced teaching techniques and the cutting edge technology.

  • Provides state-of-the-art training programs as demanded by the industries.
  • Trains 30,000 persons per year; 107,531 persons since its foundation in 1998.
  • Concentrates on Concurrent Work + Study System and training process based on National Competence Standards to make the government's competence-centric society.

Industry-University Cooperation Foundation

>Founded in 2003, as one of the university's affiliated institutes, under the Law of Industrial Training and Industry-University Cooperation Promotion, the Foundation carries out comprehensive industry-university cooperative projects based on its dedication to specialized OJT-oriented employee education system, which KOREATECH is unique in offering.

  • Operates lifelong competence development programs for industry and university employees
  • Launches new industry-university cooperation projects
  • Enhances employment opportunity through field-based trainings for students

Advanced Technology Education Center

Jointly founded with Samsung Electronics and Samsung SDI in 2006, the Center successfully performed customized re-training projects to resolve technical gaps among large to medium enterprises in semiconductor and display industries in the regions of Cheonan and Asan. KOREATECH was recognized and praised as a "New Model of Industry-University Cooperation".

Campus III[edit]

Employment & Labor Training Institute. The former Korea Labor Training Institute was merged with KOREATECH. The Employment & Labor Training Institute was founded on Mar. 1st, 2009 as a specialty public sector training institute for providing employment and labor training to civil service and public institution employees, and teachers. It promotes the correct understanding and problem-solving capacity in regard to labor problems through methodical and professional education programs in the fields of HR and employment-labor administration.

  • Labor and Employment Training for public servants, teachers and employees in public institutes

Employment & Labor Training Institute

Training of civil servants in employment and labor administration

  • Promotes the services in employment and labor administration by training civil service employees in the field of union-management relations and employment policy.

Employment and labor training for civil service and public institution employees and teachers

  • Contributes to the establishment of mutually beneficial union-management partnerships, and self-regulated problem-solving capacities between union-management.

Employment and labor training for the students

  • Provides a balanced occupational view as well as balanced view on the basic labor rights and union-management relations.

Cyber Employment and Labor Training

  • Provides e-learning and smart-learning courses to strengthen competence through self-directed learning regardless of time and space limitations.

Campus IV[edit]

Korean Skills Quality Authority(KSQA). Korean Skills Quality Authority (KSQA) is a regulatory organization in the Vocational Education Training (VET) sector, established on the 1st April 2015 under the Ministry of Employment and Labor. The successful cases and systems of Australian Skills Quality Authority(ASQA) provided a benchmark for reforming the Korean VET system. With the foundation of KSQA, the functions of training endorsement, regulation, quality control and so forth formerly carried by three different organizations have been streamlined and dissolved into KSQA. KSQA, therefore, now plays an important role in the VET sector by regulating Registered Training Organizations(RTOs) and conducting quality control services in a national scale. KSQA operates five centers: Center for Training Organization Assessment, Center for Collective Training Evaluation, Center for Distance Training Evaluation, Center for Training Performance Assessment and Center for Illegal Training Administration.

  • Review and evaluation of Vocational Training Institutes

Center for Training Organization Assessment

Center for Training Organization Assessment(CTOA) controls and determines the access to the VET market by assessing the reliability, operation capability, and trainees' satisfaction of training organizations and also conducts consistent policy researches in order to suggest ideas in policy making and ultimately improve the performance of RTOs.

Center for Collective Training Evaluation

Center for Collective Training Evaluation(CCTE) reviews over 100,000 applications for course registration submitted by RTOs every year. CCTE is also responsible for distinguishing exemplary training courses developed on National Competency Standards (NCS) so as to encourage RTOs to be responsive to the local and industry needs and ensure their inclusion to the realization of NCS based industry.

Center for Distance Training Evaluation

Center for Distance Training Evaluation(CDTE) is responsible for implementing and introducing new training methods in order to improve the flexibility of RTOs in course developing. CDTE also reviews over 20,000 applications for the registration of distance training courses every year and conducts consistent researches in order to encourage various ways of trainings to be implemented.

Center for Training Performance Assessment

Center for Training Performance Assessment(CTPA) is responsible for ensuring the constant improvement of VET programs and quality trainings by reviewing the performance of RTOs and trainee who have completed National Competency Standards (NCS) based training courses. CTPA also reviews the performance of central government bodies in charge of VET development and provides feedbacks and policy direction.

Center for Illegal Training Administration

Center for Illegal Training Administration(CITA), with statistical analysis system, monitors and analyses trainings and assessments delivered by RTOs. CITA also conducts post-registration audits in places where corruption is suspected. CITA is responsible for promoting the ethical atmosphere in the VET sector by preventing corruptions and unethical incidents. KSQA, with these five core functions, is determined to take the initiative in structuring the integrated system of the VET sector and aims to improve the quality of VET system with the vision of building a competency-based society. competence development training project and joint supervisory counseling on irregular training centers.

Rankings and reputation[edit]

KOREATECH is ranked Top 10 in engineering universities in the Republic of Korea. KOREATECH was also ranked No.1 in the Education-Oriented Universities (consecutively ranked number 1 for 7 years) and ranked in the best of Job Seeking/Start-up Business Educations Universities by JoongAng Daily.

Post-graduation employment[edit]

KOREATECH’s post-graduation job placement was 85.9% in 2014 according to a recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Education.

Student life[edit]

Most KOREATECH students (nearly 70%) live in campus dormitories. There are amenities on campus such as a bank, a coffee shop, convenience stores, and fitness centers. All labs and lecture rooms are open to students 24 hours a day. There are two major student events: the "Han-Maek" Festival (Spring semester), and the Graduation Exhibition (Fall semester). During those times, the university is open to the public.



KOREATECH’s shield-shaped symbol represents our authority and authenticity as the best educational institution. The special pattern that resembles a circuit board includes the initial of Korea, K, and the initial of technology, T, to represent Korea’s best engineering school. This design expresses this engineering-specialization institute’s representative nature and professionalism. The school’s color, orange, represents the passion for learning and depth of its faculty and students. It also represents the young KOREATECH students who challenge the world with new ideas.


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Coordinates: 36°45′49.5″N 127°16′53.8″E / 36.763750°N 127.281611°E / 36.763750; 127.281611