Department of Electrical Engineering
Cultivating creative personnel that can contribute to the electronic industry and the development of the advanced electronic technology.
The Department of Electrical Engineering aims to nurture experts who have the ability to apply their knowledge to applied technologies in various industrial fields, and thereby play a leading role in the society of the future and companies. The Department of Electrical Engineering was created by combining the Department of Electronics Engineering, the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, and the Department of Optical Engineering. This department has provided students with the relevant courses and other educational programs in order to teach the required core knowledge since 2007. The Department of Electrical Engineering consists of three fields, which include semiconductors, displays, and multimedia signal processing.
Semiconductors and Displays
This area covers the entire processes from the properties of semiconductors to the IC circuit design. The semiconductor industry is rapidly growing in Korea, because the memory, display, and foundry businesses are rapidly expanding. Research about the properties of semiconductors include materials, processing, and device characteristics. Research about the IC circuit design, which is a basic electrical engineering area that ranges from the circuit theory to the analysis and synthesis of electronic circuits, aims to make actual semiconductor products using results from the semiconductor property research.
In the 2000s, new technologies, such as display and solar devices were introduced to the industry. In Korea, the flat panel display industry overtook the memory semiconductor industry after 2002 in terms of the output amount, and it has established a solid foothold in the world markets. In the renewable energy area, the solar devices field has attracted the largest amount of attention in the world. Our department provides courses in the field of basic semiconductor theory as well as in the principles, structures, characteristics, and applications of display and solar devices.
Multimedia Signal Processing
Multimedia signal processing, which covers the areas of image, video, audio, and speech signal processing, is an important technology that can be applied to telecommunication and broadcasting systems. Our department provides courses that range from basic single processing and information theory to applied sciences, such as Speech/audio Processing, Image/video Processing, Multimedia Communication Systems, Broadcast Systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Pattern Recognition. This way, we supply professional engineers to industries and research institutes for TV systems, broadcast systems, mobile phones, multimedia devices, multimedia software, and embedded systems.
Telecommunications and Networks
Telecommunications and Networks are the essential features for mobile and Internet-based devices. Our department provides various courses in order to cultivate experts who have expertise in wireless telecommunications and the Internet of Things (IoT). The courses that are available for the students include Signal Processing for Telecommunications, Wire/wireless Communication Systems, Mobile Communication Systems, Network Theory and System Design, Digital Communication, Embedded Software Design, and Systems on Chips (SoC).
Career Path after Graduation
Graduates from the Department of Electrical Engineering can find employment in several industries without a lot of difficulty, which include semiconductors, displays, solar cells, multimedia, mobile telecommunications, networks, broadcast systems, and home appliances. Also, they are able to work as government officials or researchers in state-run research institutes. Some graduates enter graduate schools in order to study more advanced topics.