|제목||국내․외 대학 화학공학 유관학과 교육과정 분석 A Study on Analysis and Implications of Domestic and Foreign Chemical Engineering Programs|
이규녀 충남대학교 교육대학원 초빙교수 Kyu Nyo/ Lee Chungnam National University/
이광복 충남대학교 화학공학교육과 교수
한수경 충남대학교 화학공학교육과 조교수
이영우 충남대학교 화공과 교수
공학교육연구 2018년 07월 21권 4호 53~62p
|분류||공학교육연구 > 21권(2018년) > 4호(7월)|
The purpose of this study is to investigate the current conditions of the domestic and foreign curricula in the field of chemical engineering
and to draw implications. The results of the study are as follows. Most of the domestic research universities (including non-certified universities)
have curricula organized within the scope of the ABEEK certification, which is the minimum standard guide for chemical engineering
curricula. However, we are concerned that chemical engineering education in some domestic universities may lack in education quality
and program relevance. Graduates from these universities may not have equivalent qualifications as international graduates. It is considered
that most of the 12 domestic universities organize their subjects according to the certificate of accreditation standard and to the traditional
subjects of chemistry in the ‘Department of Chemical Engineering’ or ‘Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering · Chemical
and Biological Engineering’. However, due to the increase in the number of overlapping subjects with other majors because of the movement
towards academic diversity, the integrity of the chemical engineering curricula is at risk. In addition, after surveying the major and research
areas of the department professors, it has been found that there is a shortage of professors who have majored in chemical engineering.
Therefore, there is a concern that students may lack understanding of the core principles of chemical engineering. The results of the analysis
of the curricula of overseas research universities (including non-certified universities) are as follows. Although the chemical engineering
industry in developed countries like the United States and Europe is advancing and changing very quickly, the chemical engineering education
in these countries is highly focused on traditional subjects and other related subjects in order to cultivate traditionally trained chemical
engineers. The Department of Chemical Engineering at overseas universities still maintains the academic integrity of the chemical engineering
field. This is a significant suggestion for our country. On the other hand, domestic universities are changing the name of their chemical
engineering major, or even if the name is maintained, they are fusing their curriculum with other majors such as material engineering.
Therefore, it is very necessary at this point to start a discussion regarding the integrity of the department of chemical engineering in Korea.
We hope that the departments of chemical engineering in domestic universities maintain the integrity of traditional chemical engineering
while operating the curriculum within the scope of the standards of the engineering education certification system.