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College of Engineering

Department of Urban Planning and Engineering

Introduction

The Department of Urban Planning and Engineering fosters experts with the knowledge and capability to plan, design, develop and administer urban areas in order to enhance the quality of life for the current and future generations through sustainable development.

Sustainable development can be attained through economical and social development of cities and by creating environment-friendly and pleasant urban spaces. Cities, which are in the midst of social, economical and environmental changes such as globalization, informationization, democratization, decentralization and global-warming, require highly qualified human resources with expertise on cities to attain sustainable development.

In response to the social demands for professional manpower in these changes, the department was established in 1980 and conducts small-class education that embodies both theoretical education and practical exercises in various fields such as urban planning and design, transportation planning and engineering, urban environment planning, etc. Students can apply to the Department of Urban Planning and Engineering regardless of whether they have studied in natural sciences, social sciences or liberal arts. This is because urban planning and engineering is a comprehensive science and art that applies the knowledge and techniques of social sciences, engineering and art.

Job Fields

Students who graduate from the Department of Urban Planning and Engineering can go on to find employment in various fields such as public corporations at national and provincial levels, central government or local authorities, engineering companies, construction companies, financial institutes, public policy research institutes at national and local levels, etc.

First of all, public corporations at national level include the Land and Housing Corporation, Water Resources Corporation, Rural Community and Agricultural Corporation, while public corporations at local level include the Daegu Urban Development Corporation, Kyeongbuk Development Corporation, SH Corporation, Incheon Urban Development Corporation, etc.

In the central government and local authorities, jobs are available through open employment opportunities in urban planning, transportation and environment affairs divisions.

Engineering companies related to urban planning and design, transportation and environment are saturated throughout the nation and students can find employment in development departments for construction companies in housing, remodeling, industrial complexes and resort attractions, as well as in planning sections such as traffic and environmental analysis. With the recent development of financing techniques for real estate development, there has been increasing employment opportunities in real-estate assesment fields for financial institutes and insurance companies.

National policy and local research institutes are generally open for the graduates who have acquired their masters degree. National policy research institutes include the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, Korea Transport Institute, National Institute of Environmental Research and the Architectural Urban Research Center; while local research institutes include the Daegu Gyeongbuk Development Research Institute, Seoul Development Research Institute, Gyeonggi Research Institute, Incheon Research Institute and the Busan Development Research Institute. Furthermore, national corporations such as the Land and Housing Corporation also have their own research institutes, where there are more employment opportunities.

Students can also acquire national technique certifications such as urban planning technician, transportation technician and environment technician. After acquiring these certifications and having a certain amount of actual experience, they can also acquire advanced engineering certificates in urban planning and transportation. Through this, the graduates can not only manage their own engineering company, but they will also have much more opportunities for employment as well.

Faculty

  • Suh, Jung In, Professor

    - Tottori Univ., 1993, Environmental Engineering and Planning

    jisuh@yu.ac.kr
  • Shin, Dong-Jin, Professor

    - Univ. of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2002, Urban Planning and Urban Design

    djshin@yu.ac.kr
  • Yun, Dae-Sic, ProfessorHomepage

    - The Ohio State Univ., 1990, Transportation Planning, Urban Analysis and Modeling

    dsyun@yu.ac.kr
  • KIM CHULYOUNG, Associate Professor

    - The University of Tokyo, 2009, Urban Planning and Design

    kimcy@yu.ac.kr
  • CHUNG, YOUNSHIK, Assistant ProfessorHomepage

    - Univ. of California at Irvine , 2007, Transportation Engineering

    tpgist@yu.ac.kr

※ sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

Curriculum
1-1
INTRODUCTION TO URBAN STUDIES
Urban is a complex social system as a set of fields of social, economic, and political activities. This course is to study components and mechanism of urban systems and is composed of the relation of urban and region, components of urban, location of functional areas and facilities, and objectives and methods of urban management. The role of this is to improve comprehensiveness of urban for modern life and a guide to special courses for lots of fields interested in urban problems and urban planning.
1-1
CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
1-1
PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-1
PRACTICAL CHINESE(I)
This course is for students just beginning to learn Chinese. The most difficult aspect of learning Chinese is pronunciation. So, first of all, in this course students will learn how to pronounce Chinese correctly. Then, through topics of daily life conversation, students will learn the basic communication skills Chinese as well as basic grammar.
1-1
SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
1-1
STATISTICS(1)
This course defines events and probabilities, conditional probabilities and independence to evaluate probabilities. Elementary probability distributions such as binomial distribution, geometric distribution, Poisson distribution, and normal distribution are also introduced. The concepts of sample distribution of the statistic and the central limit theorem are introduced. The statistical inference including estimation and hypothesis testing of the mean and the standard deviation will be discussed.
1-2
UNDERSTANDING THE PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
By introducing students to the very basic economic principles, this course purpose to enhance student's ability analyze and synthetically understand the mode of human behavior in its economic aspects as well as the economic system. Detailed subjects to be dealt with in this course are as follows : the native and purpose of economics, the theory of demand and supply and its applications, the theory of consumers’and firms’behavior, the theory of competitive markets, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly, etc.
1-2
ACADEMIC ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students increase their fluency and accuracy in English. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with an opportunity to practice English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to enhance their verbal skills by actively participating in classroom activities. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-2
PRACTICAL CHINESE(II)
This course is for students who successfully completed Practical Chinese(I). Students should be aware of basic Chines grammar and can speak a little Chinese. This course will focus on a little more advanced grammar and expressions. Utilizing a variety of common everyday situations, students will practice what they have learned in Practical Chinese (I)
1-2
HISTORY OF URBAN PLANNING
This course explores the relationship between socio-economic background and city problems in history of city and searches good urban form from the history of urban planning.
1-2
URBAN DESIGN DRAWING PRACTICE
This class helps students develop drawing skills for urban space design through various drawing exercises. It teaches fundamentals of drawing for city plans, site plans, and three dimensional urban space design.

Contact

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  • +82-53-810-4623