Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
School of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (ACE) currently provides students with diverse high-quality classes in English and research programs, with the aim of cultivating research abilities, creativity, and technical skills, in the areas of architectural and civil engineering, including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, water resources and management, construction materials, and transportation engineering. Its excellence in education and research has been recognized in both global and domestic level, as the ACE has been selected at 56th place according to the QS World University Ranking by subject (civil engineering) 2014 and at the 1st place more often than any other school, in the same category, participating in BK21 program- supported by National Research Foundation of Korea, for last 7 years.
Founded in 1964, the Department of Architecture at Korea University is one of the nation’s most respected architecture schools, offering a five-year program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Architecture, fully accredited by the Korea Architectural Accrediting Board (KAAB). We offer a broad range of experiences to our students through a growing list of international workshops and dual degree programs with other leading universities in Japan, Italy, Taiwan, and the United States. 12 full-time faculty members from six different nations, including Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, are passionately dedicated to education and research.
Recognized as the best among all mechanical engineering programs in Korea by the Korean Council for University Education, the Department of Mechanical Engineering continues to pursue its goal to be a world-class research-oriented institution. Our department has been ranked within the 100th in recently published “the QS World University Rankings by Subject” for three consecutive years. In addition, interdisciplinary research activities are carried out on the basis of national research centers, which include the Humancentered Product Innovation Research Center for High Efficient Energy Grid Technologies, Nanomaterial
Monitoring Research Unit, Center for Autonomous Intelligent Manipulation, and the Human Resources Development Center for Autonomous Navigation of Robots.
Industrial Management Engineering
Established originally as the Department of Engineering Management in 1968, the School of Industrial Management Engineering (IME) is one of the largest industrial engineering programs in Korea. Our undergraduate and graduate students study various disciplines including operations research, statistics and data mining, information science, human factors, operations managements, logistics, and management science. Our vision is to become the top IME program in Korea and one of the top 10 IME programs in the world.
Materials Science & Engineering
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering manages the education and research program to cultivate creative students, who may lead the international breakthrough in the information, nano, bio, environment and energy technologies. It has 23 professors who have distinguished education and research experiences, and conducts a wide range of researches on materials science and engineering, which include analyzing the chemical and physical characteristics of materials, designing new materials of a predetermined set of properties based on the structure-property correlation, synthesizing new materials, and developing new processing technologies.
The school of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is a driving force for industrial development and has laid the foundations for the emerging information technology. Through creative research and education, the school of ECE is proud of being a leading research school in both domestic and foreign countries in the fields of nano technology & semiconductor,
communication network, computer engineering, integrated circuit, signal processing & multimedia, control system and robot, and electric energy. Since its establishment in 1966, the school has built its reputation for the most highly potential education and research achievement in the field of electrical engineering. We have 3 members of National Academy of Engineering. Our faculty members have average 7 SCI papers/faculty per year, $500,000 research fund/faculty per year.
Chemical & Biological Engineering
The subject of chemical and biological engineering mainly studies the development, design, operation and management of chemical, physical and biological processes to produce integral substances required in cultural living of humans from natural and biological resources. The chemical and biological engineering takes a major role in leading the future development
through the nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, energy/environmental technology and convergence. Also, 7 national research laboratories are currently run, which is the largest scale in the field of chemical engineering on a national basis. In addition, in recent World University ranking released by QS in 2014, the school of chemical biological engineering was ranked as the 50th in the world.