The Department of Geoinformatic Engineering was founded in 1994 as the first university-level program in Korea. Geoinformatic engineering provides the technical and practical basis for advanced technologies ranging from collection, analysis, management, and application of spatial information that is crucial for social infrastructure construction/planning, monitoring of Earth environment, navigation, and a rapidly expanding range of personal location-based technology. The geoinformatic engineering program emphasizes professional and practical aspects by providing interdisciplinary courses including geographic information system(GIS), remote sensing, surveying and photogrammetry, and global positioning system(GPS).
The educational goal of the department is the cultivation of competent engineers, who will lead the development and application of high-level geoinformatic engineering technology in the wide range of fields including industries, academia, and government. Graduates of the department will have the ability to solve real-world geoinformatic engineering problems by combining creativity, comprehensive knowledge, and practical engineering skills.
Cultivation of engineers who have organized knowledge on geoinformatic engineering and practical technology
Cultivation of creative and practical application abilities and intellectual research skills to solve the real-world geoinformatic engineering problems
Offering hands-on experiences to students through project-based education
Cultivation of engineers who lead the future high-level geoinformatic technology and have the responsibility and professional ethics
The Department of Geoinformatic Engineering, which includes the undergraduate, the graduate, and the industrial graduate programs, has various equipments for the hands-on training of specialists in geoinformatic engineering. Subjects studied in the undergraduate program cover geographic information system (GIS), remote sensing, photogrammetry, global positioning system(GPS), spatial database, and spatial information computing. To complete these major subjects, every undergraduate student is required to study the fundamentals of information technology (programming languages, data structure, and database), and mathematics (advanced engineering mathematics, statistics, and the numerical analysis). The general graduate program is focused on the cultivation of specialists related to advanced research and development of high-level geoinformatic technology. The Industrial Graduate School focuses on training manpower already working in national institutions or GIS companies, and offers a variety of theoretical and practical content associated with up-to-date geoinformatic technology.
Vision after Graduation
After graduation, students may find employment as IT engineers, system engineers, GIS specialists and project managers in private sectors. A number of students continue their studies as research scientists and work at many government-issued research institutes. Recently, an increasing number of students have become central and local government officers, engineers of public corporations (Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation, Korea Land Corporation, Korea Land & Housing Corporation).