Changes in Future Society and Engineering Education: Required Capacities and Strategies

Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Design Research and Education (ICADRE14)

Year: 2014
Editor: Edwin Koh, Victor Shim, Tan Woei Wan, Ian Gibson, Andi S. Putra
Author: Kim, Moon Kyum
Institution: Association for Engineering Education in Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacific (AEESEAP)
Section: Design Education
Page(s): 100-105
DOI number: 10.3850/978-981-09-1348-9_mk
ISBN: 978-981-09-1348-9


This paper presents the capacities and strategies of engineering education coping with changes in our future society. Examining recent events predicting the features of future society and its effects, convergence, communication, and contextual intelligence were indicated as the expanded capacities of engineer. Improvements, in engineering education system, were proposed to foster engineers with the capacities; the need of open education platform, differential offline program, socio-cultural understandings, and communication were pointed out. The education programs and system of Yonsei University is introduced as a possible model that provides engineering students with convergence, communication, and global competitiveness friendly environments.

Keywords: Design Education

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