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Department of Mechanical Design & Production Engineering

The educational objective of the field of mechanical engineering is to develop students' attributes and abilities for designing, analyzing, producing, and operating mechanical systems that form the foundation of all industries. The Department of Mechanical Design & Production Engineering at Konkuk University (KU) provides practical education and research programs focused on future fields and tailored to changes in the supply and demand for personnel in the high added value, new growth engine industry. Such industry has become a central focus of government efforts in light of its increasing importance to the enhancement of the country's level of competitiveness and the citizens’ welfare.

High added value fields of mechanical engineering in current demand by society include biomechanics, energy systems design, robotics/mechatronics, noise and vibration, automobile engineering, and microsystems. Mechanical engineering aims to develop cutting-edge industry technologies in new materials, machine design, production and automation, computer-aided design and analysis, and biomechanics.

Our department's objective is to foster students' ability to research the application and integration of theory into the design elements of machinery, based on an understanding of the mechanical characteristics and resilience of materials, plasticity, fatigue, and destruction. In addition, we aim to develop students' ability to understand and conduct research into the integration of production technologies and design using CAD/CAM/CAE/CIM related to the development of computers and communication. This is to be achieved through the study of robotics and automated controls using computers and electronics while also perfecting specialized processing technologies arising from the development of materials and parts production technologies as a result of plastic working and theories of cutting.

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