Integrating standardization into engineering education: the case of forerunner Korea

The Republic of Korea is a forerunner in integrating the topic of standardization into engineering education at the academic level. This study investigates developments and evolutions in the planning and operating of the University Education Promotion on Standardization (UEPS) in Korea. This paper examines why the Korean government initiated the UEPS, how the UEPS has operated, and what the educational content of the UEPS program is. This study of the UEPS may serve as a benchmark of how to incorporate technical standards into science and technology education at both the national and individual university levels. Some implications and considerations for the future introduction of similar courses in other countries are discussed.

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Korea, Standardization, Technical standards, University Education Promotion on Standardization (UEPS)

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Language(s):English
AuthorsCho, Donggeun (Korean Standards Association), De Vries, Henk J. (Rotterdam School of Management)
Publisher:Springer Netherlands
First published / Last update: / 2013