Academics

College of 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

  • KIM CHULYOUNG,Professor

    • The University of Tokyo Urban Planning and Design
    kimcy@yu.ac.kr
  • Suh, Jung In,Professor

    • Tottori Univ. Environmental Engineering and Planning
    jisuh@yu.ac.kr
  • CHUNG, YOUNSHIK,Associate Professor

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    • Univ. of California at Irvine Transportation Engineering
    tpgist@yu.ac.kr

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Curriculum

Department Of Urban Planning And Engineering
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    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."
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    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.
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    PRACTICAL 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.
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    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.
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    SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND SERVICE
    This course is to cultivate community sense as members of society and the global village for students in order to develop the basic knowledge required as global citizens. Especially, this course is to foster the spirit of cooperation, sharing, service, and creativity and study the social contribution and leadership to solving the challenges the global community faces. As a liberal arts course, it is centered to nurture a leader having the global capability to contribute to community development through learning the knowledge and the case on the value & logic of social responsibility focused on environmental preservation, social contribution, and good governance(ESG). This course aims to foster a generous mind, learn knowledge and technology and build the capacity to contribute to building a society towards a safer and happier world through the study of theory and practice.
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    SOFTWARE AND AI
    Software and AI (Artificial Intelligence) course aims to educate the basic concepts of software and computational thinking to use them in various applications. It allows students of various majors to experience the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as big data, machine learning, and AI. It also introduces various applications of AI so that students can easily apply these technologies to their field of study. This course classifies the lecture types into three categories, and adjust the lecture difficulty according to the student's academic ability.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    URBAN ENVIRONMENT
    Introduction to urban environmental problems, including flood plains, water quality and quantity, solid waste, air quality, landslide, heat-island and noise. Capacity analysis techniques for urban environment. (AFTER 2008) This course is aimed towards an understanding of urban environment problems related to flood plains, water quality and quantity, solid waste, air quality, landslide, and heat-island .
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    CAD FOR URBAN DESIGN
    This course is designed to be an introduction to Computer Aided Design(CAD) skills first hand. Its aim is to prepare students for urban design studio and site planning studio.
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    INTRODUCTION TO URBAN PLANNING
    This introductory course helps students understand what urban planning is and why we need urban planning first hand. It teaches how urban planning process works and explores individual stages of the process. Students will learn how to prepare urban plans for key issues such as urban spatial structure, land use, transportation, open space system, housing and urban center renewal. This class will also discuss new agenda in urban planning such as sustainable development and community involvement in urban planning.
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    TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
    Introduction to planning, geometric design and traffic operation of roads, streets, highway and their networks for efficient and convenient movement of persons and goods (AFTER 2008) This course is designed to be an introduction to planning, geometric design and traffic operation of roads, streets, highway and their networks for efficient and convenient movement of persons and goods. It explores concepts of traffic flow, traffic capacity, and traffic design, etc.
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    CAREER DESIGN
    1. Summary of the course This course is to let the students to set the career goal at the early stage of university life through systematic and continuous counselling and instruction on CRM achievement and change of career designed by the students after the admission to the university. This course is to let the students attain career management method and edit, complement and confirm the CRM in a systematic manner by self analysis and analysis of employment competence while the course is being taught. Also, this course is to utilize video lecture as the secondary teaching material to let the students have competency in employment. 2. Course objectives This course is to assist to the enrolled students in designing their own employment plan for themselves by the education of drafting application materials for employment (resume, statement of purpose and application forms), communication skills and presentation skills. Furthermore, the course ultimate goal of guiding the students to systematically design (manage) CRM at each grade of the university with the counselling by the supervising professor until the time of graduation.
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    PRACTICE OF URBAN INFORMATION SYSTEM
    This workshop helps students practise S/W of GIS and apply GIS to urban planning.
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    TRANSPORTATION SURVEY AND ANALYSIS
    To study the test and application of traffic engineering theory by experimental method ; person trip survey, traffic volume survey and analysis, speed survey and analysis, traffic flow characteristics analysis, parking characteristics analysis. (AFTER 2008) This course focuses on the scientific test and application of traffic engineering theories through experiments. It covers person trip survey, traffic volume survey and analysis, speed survey and analysis, analysis of traffic flow characteristics, analysis of parking characteristics.
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    URBAN ENVIRONMENT SURVEY AND ANALYSIS Ⅰ
    Introduction to environmental and sanitary engineering design. Design of selected water and waste treatment process using data obtained in laboratory and filed investigations. (AFTER 2008) This course helps students develop a solid understanding of the process of urban water circulation system analysis and planning based on urban hydrology data obtained in laboratory and filed survey.
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    URBAN LANDSCAPE PLANNING
    This course introduces concepts of landscape and various approaches to landscape study. It explores the process and techniques for urban landscape planning. It also studies urban landscape management skills and the institutional context of urban landscape management.
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    SITE PLANNING
    This course introduces the site planning process and explores individual stages of the process. It reviews analysis of natural, cultural and aesthetic factors of site. It examines spatial organization of uses, building layouts, design of roadways, parking, traffic and off-site impacts, as well as landscaping. It also covers lectures on analytical techniques and examples of good site-planning practice.
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    STATISTICAL ANALYSIS FOR URBAN AND TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH
    The purpose of this course is to introduce the statistical methods for urban planning and engineering. The course covers the statistical methods such as descriptive statistics, probability theory, probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, test of hypothesis, regression analysis, and others.
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    URBAN PLANNING LAW
    This course aims to introduce students to the laws actually applied to urban planning in Korea and to help students understand the institutional systems of urban planning.
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    TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
    This course deals with the design method and criteria of transportation facilities. The course covers design of highway, intersection, terminal, parking facility, railroad, airport, safety facility.
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    URBAN ENVIRONMENT SURVEY AND ANALYSIS II
    An advanced laboratory covering principles of modern analytical techniques and their application to problems in environmental sanitary engineering. Topics include spectrometry, gas chromatography, and particle analysis. (AFTER 2008) This course aims to develop a solid understanding of a planning process for natural urban stream restoration on the basis of the results of urban stream survey and analysis.
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    LAND USE PLANNING
    This course introduces students to urban land use planning process in terms of decision making theories first hand. It covers land use pattern, methods of land use survey, analysis of space requirements and location requirements.
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    QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN URBAN PLANNING
    The purpose of this course is to introduce the quantitative methods for urban analysis and modeling. The course deals with roles of urban models, mathematical basis for urban modeling, benefit-cost analysis, urban population forecasting, urban economic analysis, and others.
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    SITE PLANNING STUDIO
    Applied course from Site Planning. Studying the components of specific site planning proposed for residential, industrial and commercial and business use and design skills, and practicing site planning for selected cases. Site Planning course is prerequisites. (AFTER 2008) This course focuses on the production of housing site plans. Students practice what they learnt from the previous site planning class in studio projects. They will produce a full rage of drawings and documents such as analysis of sites, site development programme, concept design drawings, schemetic site plans, and three dimensional study models. Site planning course is prerequisite.
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    URBAN DESIGN
    It explores theories on urban design and the institutional system for urban design. It teaches an urban design process and urban design techniques. It helps students understand the value of urban design and explores urban design methods and urban design criteria to improve the quality of urban places in which we live, work and play.
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    MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING METHOD
    To show the direction and the management of large systems of men, machines, materials and money in civil business and urban planning ; a general knowledge of planning mathematics on the basis of probability and statistical theory, multivariate analysis, linear programming, graph theory, process control, game theory, network theory. (AFTER 2008) This course is designed to give students an overview of mathematical modelling approach commonly used in urban planning and engineering. This course deals with mathematical programming methods and some advanced statistical methods, with the use of computer softwares.
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    REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
    This course covers the real estate development process focusing on the physical dimension. It examines building economy through review of design, construction, and analysis procedures such as the site suitability analysis, and life cycle-costing.
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    TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
    This course provides an introduction to the modeling techniques used to forecast traffic flows in urban areas. The course deals with transportation demand forecasting techniques, transportation planning tools, and some transportation policy issues.
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    URBAN DESIGN STUDIO
    This course is limited to students who have previously attended urban design class. It helps student exercise urban design skills through urban design projects. The studio focuses on the production of urban design plans for case study areas.
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    URBAN DEVELOPMENT
    This course introduces theories on urban development and explores the institutional framework within which urban development takes place. It aims to help students develop their ability to carry out urban development practices. It also reviews 21st century new paradigms regarding urban development and explores what a good urban development form should look like in future.
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    URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES PLANNING
    This course introduces the urban environmental facilities based on location theory, process analysis and management technique and cost-benefit analysis for understanding of principle of urban environment system. (AFTER 2008) This course aims to help students develop a solid understanding of the planning process for urban environmental facilities such as sewage and water supply system. It introduces students to location theory and sanitary engineering.
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    LAND AND HOUSING POLICY
    This course introduces the land and housing policy as public intervention in the land and housing market. It helps students to understand characteristics of the market and the need for the public intervention. It gives a series of lectures on theories and practices of policy making for various sectors.
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    TRAFFIC OPERATION
    Study a maintenance and expansion of transportation facility, insurance transportation capacity and traffic safety, the prevention of traffic accident, and find a scheme that improve an standard of traffic living. (AFTER 2008) This course provides an introduction to ways in which we can resolve transportation problems. It covers maintenance and operation of transportation facilities, improvement of traffic management capacity, traffic regulation, prevention of traffic accidents, pedestrian safety, and other transportation schemes that improve our living environment.
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    TRANSPORTATION POLICY
    To study the significance and the object of transportation policy, to introduce the ideal and the reality of city, capability of transportation individual traffic, and large, medium, small city of transportation policy. (AFTER 2008) This course is designed to analyze transportation policy alternatives. Students taking this course will be familiar with transportation policy issues such as mass transportation policy, transportation demand management, intelligent transportation systems, and others.
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    URBAN PLANNING AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
    This course provides an overview of these new methods of community planning. It is aimed at every students concerned with the urban environment. This course will hopefully help with the evolution of community planning by allowing people to benefit from the experience gained so far and by facilitating international exchange of good practice.
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    URBAN PLANNING AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR
    A studying on bachelor theme. (AFTER 2008) This course is designed to help students prepare their bachelor theses.
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    URBAN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANNING
    Critical issues in national, regional, and local solid waste policy and planning ; regionalization, recycling, markets, composting, and other current solid waste management topics. (AFTER 2008) This course aims to help students develop a solid understanding of the process of policy analysis and planning for urban solid waste management.
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    WORKSHOP ON URBAN PLANNING
    This workshop focuses on the production of city master plans on case cities. Students will prepare development strategies and spatial policies on various planning issues and present them every session in the form of power point and drawings.
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    REGIONAL PLANNING
    This course introduces students to the concept and classification of regions and explores regional development theories including the growth pole theory as well as the regional planning process. It covers an analysis of regional problems, forecast of changes in a region, formulation of goals and objectives, population migration, settlement system and industrial location. It also covers a policy approach in the regional planning.
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    TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
    This course identifies concepts fundamental to the planning, operation, and management of transportation systems. Transportation systems analysis is a multidisciplinary field with a unified theoretical basis and a diversity of practical applications that incorporates concepts from economics, engineering, operations research, statistics, and public policy analysis. Topics include the basic supply-demand microeconomic framework, analysis of transportation demand, network equilibrium, analysis of transportation investment, and associated case studies.
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    URBAN REGENERATION
    This course focuses on a planning process for urban renewal. It covers selection of an action area and development of an urban renewal program taking the socio-economic condition as well as the physical one of the area into consideration.
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    ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING
    Fundamental issues in environmental planning ; past, present and expected futures of particular ecosystems including urban ; desirability of those and feasibility of after them. (AFTER 2008) The purposes of this course are to teach the basic principles and methods of urban environmental capacity analysis and eco-city design,
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    INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
    This course is aimed to introduce a concept of intelligent transportation systems(ITS), which is designed to mitigate various transportation problems, and various subsystems of ITS. It explores the ideas and techniques for ITS. It also tries to study system architecture and institutional aspects of ITS.
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    TRANSPORTATION SAFETY
    This course is designed to discuss various issues in transportation safety. The course deals with types and characteristics of traffic accidents, transportation safety planning, design of safety facilities, and others.
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    URBAN DESIGN SEMINAR
    This course introduces students to urban design theories and practices at work in western countries. It especially focuses on lessons from the New Urbanism and Urban village movements. It gives students opportunities to think about how to apply them to urban design in Korea. This seminar consists of lecture, students’ presentation of urban design cases and discussion.
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    URBAN ECONOMICS
    The purpose of this course is to introduce economic approaches to the study of urban planning problems. The course deals with economics of urbanization, analysis of urban spatial structure utilizing the techniques of economics, economics of planning (public intervention), detailed studies of urban problems concerning industrial location, land use, transportation, pollution, urban economic policy, etc.
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    WORKSHOP ON TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
    This course is designed to discuss various issues in transportation planning practice. The course deals with techniques in transportation planning process, policy issues in transportation planning, stressing the applied aspects of the techniques as used in the profession.

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