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Department of Landscape Architecture and Rural Systems Engineering

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Rural Systems Engineering focuses on the exterior environments of urban and rural areas. Based on ecology, engineering, and a broad understanding of culture, the department suggests new ideas for rural areas and provides the basic knowledge required for effective planning, design, construction, and management of exterior environments. The department consists of two programs of study: landscape architecture and rural systems engineering.

Korea has limited natural resources. Consequently, most land is used by the service industry or as production sites for the infrastructure necessary for economic growth. The postindustrial society, which gives more emphasis on humanities and individual values, often changes the use and value of land from production to more creative and multipurpose space. In order to prepare for these changes, we must map out a plan to make creative use of space, and implement it practically.

The department has various practical training programs and utilizes new theories from numerous fields to promote a competitive research-oriented university The department educates students and makes an effort to effectively use land through ecologically sound and sustainable programs, recognizing that Korea is an essential part of the larger world.
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  • Program in Rural Systems Engineering
  • +82-2-880-4580
  • +82-2-873-2087
  • 200-3205
Rural systems engineering is the technical field responsible for the construction and maintenance of pastoral areas for prospective welfare. Various studies are integrated with information and modern transportation technology. The resource division deals with problems of preservation and application as urban areas use resources originating from rural areas.

Accordingly, rural areas should be properly controlled and organically connected with urban areas. Rural systems engineering aims to provide theoretical and practical methods to promote sustainable development and to protect the integrity of pastoral spaces such as rural and forestry areas, which together encompass most of the national territories. Rural systems engineering integrates and redevelops technologies from various engineering and scientific fields such as architecture, environmental engineering, computer sciences, and civil engineering. In rural systems engineering, students can study the fundamentals of various engineering fields, especially information, biological, cultural, and environmental technologies. Based on the knowledge of these four major fields, technical problems are solved through ingenuity and creativity.

Rural systems engineering is considered as the essential area fulfilling the nation’s goal of becoming a welfare country. The program looks to answer the demands for well-developed rural areas with better accessibility to the countryside through the development of communication and transportation. Furthermore, studies of rural infrastructure and its sustainable development are now flourishing, and rural systems engineering is necessary in order to integrate the knowledge of various fields in a useful manner.

Major research areas include Natural Resource Management for the effective management of natural resources such as water and land, Rural Environmental Engineering to construct a pleasant rural environment, Rural Information and Systems Engineering to improve the quality of rural life, and Planning and Design for reconstruction of rural areas and sustainable development. The curriculum of rural systems engineering covers vast engineering fundamentals, foundational scientific areas, and cultural subjects.

The cohesive attitude of the program is increasingly necessary since the rate of entry of our graduates into jobs in closely related fields is reaching over 90%. Recently, increased numbers of our graduates are getting more job opportunities in research institutes, public corporations and the government, companies to private sectors. Employment in information and biological engineering fields is also increasing compared to employment in environmental engineering fields. Most of the rural systems engineering students receive a degree engineering license in civil engineering or information engineering before they graduate. The percentage of employment and the prospect of promotion is very high because the ability of graduates to attain a master license of engineering after a few years of practical occupation.
Name Major TEL Email
Moon-Seong Kang
Rural Water Resources Systems Engineering +82-2-880-4582 mskang@snu.ac.kr
Kim, Joon
Complex Systems Science +82-2-880-4663 joon@snu.ac.kr
Kim, Song-Bae
Environmental Biocolloid Engineering +82-2-880-4587 songbkim@snu.ac.kr
Lee, In-Bok
Aero-Environmental Engineering +82-2-880-4586 iblee@snu.ac.kr
Choi, Jin-Yong
Rural Water & Information Engineering +82-2-880-4583 iamchoi@snu.ac.kr
Younghwan Son
Rural Geo-environmental Engineering +82-2-880-4585 syh86@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Song, In-Hong
Rural Environment Conservation Engineering +82-2-880-4581 inhongs@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Choi, Won
Agricultural Structure & Systems Engineering +82-2-880-4715 fembem@snu.ac.kr